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About Us

Welcome to our beautiful parish of Our Lady Help of Christians in Luton.  We are a vibrant, active Parish that is made up of over 70 different nationalities, and whose purpose is to bring the love of Christ to everyone we encounter, and come together to worship God, buildup his Church and help each other to one day become Saints. 

Everyone is welcome at our Parish.  As Saint Augustine says, "the church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners"

Fr Brendan Seery

Pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians

A little history of our beautful church building.

It was founded in 1845 and the present church was built in 1910.

It was designed in the Gothic Revival style and is the first Roman Catholic church built in Luton after the Reformation.

In 1845, a mission was founded in the town by Fr S. Ward. In the 1880s, the mission was served from St Joseph's Church in Bedford, and served a congregation of 180 people

On 20 January 1884, the mission was dedicated to Mary Help of Christians and its first Mass was said by Fr Joseph A. O'Connor. Efforts were made to raise funds for a permanent church. Later, in the 1880s, a church made of iron was constructed.

In 1910, on the same site of the iron church, the present church was built. It was made to accommodate a congregation of 350 people

About us

Our Community


The St Vincent de Paul Society
St Louise de Marillac Conference

A friendly group of individuals who meet together every two weeks to deepen their faith, uplift each other, and through social action and friendship bring Gods love to the suffering and deprived.

Our Community



Becoming Catholic
Adult Baptism, Communion and Confirmation

Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA)

For adults who wish to be Baptised, or adults who are already Baptised and want to complete the Sacraments of Initiation by making Holy Communion and Confirmation please register your interest in joining the next set of classes by clicking on the link below and completing the form.


Whats On

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Whats On


Reporting Abuse

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.
If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.

Parish Safeguarding Contact Details

Parish Priest : Fr Brendan Seery
Email :
Parish Safeguarding Representatives :
Kate Brooks and Robert Simpson
Email :
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Safeguarding Policy Statement

Safe Spaces Poster

Safeguarding Training

A Time to Listen

Diocesan Safeguarding Contact Details

Safeguarding Coordinator: Danielle Dixon
01604 723514
07833 050628
Safeguarding Support Officer: Laura Lester
01604 723516
07859 49
Clergy Advisor for Safeguarding: Father Andrew Behrens
01604 713015

Upcoming Safeguarding Events and Resources

A Time to Listen - Saturday 14th October 10.30am
Holy Ghost Church - Luton

Rescources and Support
Numbers and Contacts if you have been affected by abuse

Healing and Reconciliation Group
A group to promote and facilitate healing


Contact Us

Parish Office Mon, Wed, Fri 10am to 2pm
Tel 01582 723 254
52 Castle Street, Luton, Beds LU1 3AG

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