Our Parish

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St Christopher’s is the Parish Church serving the Roman Catholic communities of Codsall, Bilbrook, Perton and surrounding areas and is part of the Wolverhampton Deanery of the Birmingham Archdiocese. St Christopher’s Church was first built in 1934, extended in the early 1960’s and re-built on the same site as the old church in millenium year 2000. Subsequently, after the parish debt had been paid off, was consecrated by Bishop McGough on 17th October 2010.

Father Craig Szmidt 7828

Fr Craig Szmidt is our Parish Priest and was ordained on 2nd July 2011 by Archbishop Bernard Longely.

He arrived as Parish Priest of The Catholic Parishes of St Christopher's and St Thomas of Canterbury on 15th August 2019 having served as Parish Priest at Our Lady of Fatima, Quinton for three years.






Our Parish Mission is to work together to:

  • Encourage and nurture the young people of our parish
  • Cherish the elderly, who are treasures of the parish, offering us the wisdom of their experiences.

A Warm Welcome is extended to all parishioners and visitors to our church and Services . If you are new to the Parish, or if you are an occasional visitor please introduce yourself to Fr. Paul.

We are most anxious to help anyone:

  • who cannot celebrate Mass with us because of illness or age – (please contact the presbytery)
  • who wishes to receive the Sacraments – (please contact the Presbytery)
  • who is in hospital – (please notify the Presbytery)

Our Parish Forum chaired by an elected parishioner, and to which all parishioners are encouraged to attend, meets twice a year when representatives report and update the parish on the activities of all the parish organisations/ministries. Fr Paul does likewise with respect to his ministry and informs the meeting on current deanery and diocesan issues and activities. Minutes of this meeting are published after the meeting and can be seen on the events page.

Our coffee club meets on Tuesdays at 2.30 pm where all are welcome to come along for a social chat.

Catholic Newspapers and publications are available in the Church Hall and local, Diocesan and National Events and items of interest are advertised on the notice boards.

Our Piety Stall provides a wide range of religious articles, pamphlets, prayer books, cards rosaries etc and special items can be ordered.

St Christopher’s is an active and dynamic parish and there are many ways in which parishioners are encouraged to join in the life an work of the parish and wider Christian community. Many of the groups that support the work of the Parish Priest would welcome new members. (For more information go to “Organisations” page of this website)

Contact Details

Parish Priest: Fr Paul A Whieldon STB BA (Hons)
Address: 115 Wolverhampton Road, Codsall WV8 1PF
Tel: 01902 842891
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Diocesean website: www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk

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