St Dismas Chaplaincy & Mission

An organisation in the Old Catholic Tradition

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Although not currently Parish based, Fr Steve works alongside other churches in the Black Country area as a visiting preacher.  For details of his preaching schedule please see the Service Dates page. He also works as a Chaplain in the Black Country area, and is involved with local schools as a Governor.

The Parish of St Dismas is currently in abeyance

"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time"

Coseley War Memorial

The new memorial in Coseley, installed in 2016, was dedicated by local clergy including

Fr Steve

Old Meeting House, Coseley

The Old Meeting House, home to Coseley Unitarians, served by Fr Steve.

Emergency Services Chaplaincy

Fr.Steve at the National Association of Chaplains to Police stand at the Emergency Services Show

Prayer to St Dismas


Glorious Saint Dismas, you alone of all the great Penitent Saints were directly canonized by Christ Himself; you were assured of a place in Heaven with Him "this day" because of the sincere confession of your sins to Him in the tribunal of Calvary and your true sorrow for them as you hung beside Him in that open confessional; you who by the direct sword thrust of your love and repentance did open the Heart of Jesus in mercy and forgiveness even before the centurion's spear tore it asunder; you whose face was closer to that of Jesus in His last agony, to offer Him a word of comfort, closer even than that of His Beloved Mother, Mary; you who knew so well how to pray, teach me the words to say to Him to gain pardon and the grace of perseverance; and you who are so close to Him now in Heaven, as you were during His last moments on earth, pray to Him for me that I shall never again desert Him, but that at the close of my life I may hear from Him the words He addressed to you: "This day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise." Amen