Saint Francis Church

Your Roman Catholic Parish in Shefford


First Holy Communion & Sacrament of Reconciliation, Formation

For Children that will be 8 years of age or over on the 31 August 2023

The preparation classes will ‘online’ at home and also associated

with the 9am Mass and will finish at 1040am.

This will give parents time to have morning tea/coffee with us after Mass.

As parents you must promise to make the following commitment.

*Pray every day in our home as a family with your Child.           

* Ensure that your child attends all the instruction classes 

and work with them at home with their formation             

 * Attend Mass as a family regularly on Sundays.

Application forms in the Porch

For Confirmation Formation

If you are 11 years of age or over on the 31 August 2023

Formation will start in Advent

You must make the following commitments:

 *Pray every day

*Attend all the Formation sessions, most will be ‘online’                         

*Attend Mass regularly on Sundays                   

      Application Forms on the table in porch

If you’re over 20 years of age and have not been Confirmed

and would like to receive the Sacrament.

Please speak to the Deacon for more information

The Parish

The Roman Catholic Parish of Shefford and surrounding villages, St Francis’s is part of the Diocese of Northampton. 


We warmly invite you and your family to come and worship with us at any of our Sunday or weekday services. You would also be very welcome at our wide range of organisations, activities and social events – for all ages. Please see the Newsletter for the latest information.

News and Information

See the Newsletter for the times of the next Mass or other service. Note that you have to book for some services.