Welcome from Fr Michael

Welcome to St Alban & St Stephen, one of two Catholic parishes belonging to the Diocese of Westminster and serving the City of St Albans, Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.

If you would like to know whether or not you live within the parish boundaries, please email the parish office with your address and postcode.

 I am Fr Michael O’Boy, the Parish PriestWith you I am a relative newcomer, having arrived here in Autumn 2019, just in time to see the parish into lockdown. Like Fr Andrew Bowden, who arrived in January 2022, I am a Westminster priest. Together with Rev. Stephen Pickard and Rev. Brendan Day, our permanent deacons, we comprise the parish clergy. 

You are joining the parish at a very exciting juncture. Having said farewell to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, who served the parish for over a hundred years, we held our long awaited Parish Assembly in June 2021. The Parish Assembly considered our pastoral priorities going forward as well as the formation of a new Parish Pastoral Council. You are new, you are welcome and it would be good to know what you think St Alban and St Stephen should look like going forward. What kind of parish community do you want to be a part of? Please visit our parish assembly page and offer your feedback 

I hope it isn’t too long before you begin to settle and find a home among us, that you will get involved in at least one parish activity, helping to build up the body of Christ in this place, and ensuring that before anything else this is an evangelising community built on Christ and sharing his love. 

 Of course, making your way in any new environment can be a little daunting and somewhat frustrating. You may well have to be patient with us, but please, above all, help us to remember the joys and challenges of what it is to be new and that the newcomer among us – your face, your voice, your talents and your needs – changes and reshapes the parish, the community, that ‘we’ are. 

Fr Michael O’Boy, Parish Priest

From top left – Fr Michael (Parish Priest), Fr Andrew Bowden (Assistant Priest), Deacon Steve Pickard and Deacon Brendan Day

New Parishioner Registration Form

As a first step please can I ask you to register with the Parish Office using the form below, so that we can welcome you personally. 

The Parish Office is open every weekday from 9am – 1pm and the Parish Administrator, Angela Gray, can be contacted by email on stalbans@rcdow.org.uk or by telephone 01727 853585. 

New Parishioner Registration Form

Parish Groups

We are an active parish with many local groups all of which would welcome new members! You can find details on the Groups’ page of our website. Contact details for the group leaders are available from the Parish Office and in the Parish Directory, hard copies of which are available in the ‘Welcome to Our Parish’ pack in the church porch. 

Please consider joining one of the various groups to help us to build up our community here in St Albans. If you would like to find out more information about any of our parish groups, please email the parish office.

Parish website

Mass times and the times of other services, are listed on our website and can be accessed here. You can also find arrangements for receiving the Sacraments here

Daily Mass is live streamed and you can join via the link on the website.

For the most up to date information, please read our weekly ‘Parish Bulletin’ and the ‘Latest Parish News

The history of the Parish, is summarised on the ‘About’ page on the website. 

If you would like to donate to our parish, set up a standing order or complete a gift aid form, please use the link below:

Donating to Our Parish