Sunday 10th December 2023                              Second Sunday in Advent

4.00 p.m.       Christingle & Carol Service                     St Hugh’s 

Sunday 17th December 2023                              Third Sunday of Advent

8.00 a.m.        Said Mass                                            St Wilfrid’s

9.15 a.m.        Parish Mass with Hymns                        St Hugh’s

10.45 a.m.      Parish Mass with Hymns                        St Wilfrid’s

Sunday 24th December 2023          Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmas Eve

8.00 a.m.        Said Mass                                              St Wilfrid’s

9.15 a.m.        Parish Mass with Hymns                          St Hugh’s

10.45 a.m.      Parish Mass with Hymns                          St Wilfrid’s

5.30 p.m.       Vigil Mass & Christingle for Families           St Wilfrid’s

8.00 p.m.        Midnight Mass – please note starting time   St Hugh’s

10.00 p.m.       Midnight Mass – please note starting time   St Wilfrid’s

Monday 25th December 2023                                      Christmas Day

10.00 a.m.      Mass of Christmas Day with Carols            St Wilfrid’s

Tuesday 26th December (St Stephen’s Day) – Saturday 30th December 2023

10.00 a.m.        Mass (Tuesday)                                       St Hugh’s

10.00 a.m.        Mass (Wednesday &Thursday)                 St Wilfrid’s

12.00 Noon     Mass (Friday)                                           St Hugh’s

7.30 p.m.         Rosary & 8.00 p.m. Mass (Friday)            St Wilfrid’s

9.30 a.m.          Mass (Saturday)                                   St Wilfrid’s

Thursday 28th December 2023

6.30 p.m.        CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT with Choir   St Wilfrid’s

Sunday 31st December 2023                               Mary, Mother of God

8.00 a.m.          Said Mass                                              St Wilfrid’s

9.15 a.m.          Parish Mass with Hymns                       St Hugh’s

10.45 a.m.        Parish Mass with Hymns                       St Wilfrid’s

Monday 1st January 2024                                       New Year’s Day

12.00 Noon      Mass                                                      St Wilfrid’s




CHILDREN’S GROUPS                                                       

‘Tots on Tuesday’

This is for all children of Pre-school age, accompanied by a parent, grandparent or guardian / carer.  The Group meet in Church each Tuesday morning during school term-time from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.    For more information, please speak to Liz Wood : 07917 767199

Tuesday Church for Children

This is for all children of Primary School age.  The Group meet in Church each Tuesday evening during school term-time from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m..   For more information, please speak to Celia Brown: 01302 536999




 Sunday Mass Times 

8.00 a.m. Said Mass
10.45 a.m. Parish Mass 
At the Parish Mass, there will be two Communion Stations; one at the main Altar in the North Nave, and one in front of the Rood Screen in the South Nave.
Weekday Mass Times
In addition to our Sunday Masses, Mass will be celebrated at the following times: 
  • Wednesday mornings at 9.30 a.m.                                                                
  • Friday evenings at 8.00 p.m. preceded by the Rosary at 7.30 p.m.
  • Saturday mornings at 9.30 a.m. 
‘Invitation to Peace’
The ‘Invitation to Peace’ will be held during the Masses but is to be a personal non-contact, non-movement, expression within the congregation.
At all our Masses, Communion is now being offered in both kinds following the recent decision to re-introduce the Chalice.   However, partaking of the Chalice is entirely a matter of personal choice.
Safety Arrangements

Please continue to observe our Safety Measures (below).  Thank you for your understanding.



Churchwardens or Deputy Churchwardens will be on duty at each Mass, to act as ‘Stewards’, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone present and that we continue to comply with Government & Church of England Guidelines on COVID.

  • The wearing of Face Masks inside Church is no longer compulsory and the decision regarding the wearing of Face Masks is a matter of individual choice.
  • Everyone, and particularly those who fall into the “Vulnerable Category”, enters Church entirely at their own risk.
  • Hand sanitising stations  continue to be available on entry in the Porch area. 
  • Children must be properly supervised by their parent(s) or a suitable adult at all times and there is currently no provision of toys for the time being



Please visit our Facebook page – St Wilfrid’s Cantley – to see:

  • Up-to-date information on activities and Church events




Fr. Andrew Howard was installed as an Honorary Canon of Sheffield Cathedral by + Pete, Bishop of Sheffield, at a special Eve of Ascension Day Service held in the Cathedral, in the presence of an invited congregation, on Wednesday 12th May 2021.

His appointment was originally announced in Sheffield Cathedral at the end of the Eucharist on Sunday 7th February 2021, by the Acting Dean, the Revd. Canon Geoffrey Harbord, that six new Honorary Canons of Sheffield Cathedral had been appointed, of whom one is our Vicar, Fr. Andrew Howard.

We offer our congratulations to Fr. Andrew on this appointment, which is so very well deserved, not only for all that he has done for St Wilfrid’s but also for the wider community in the Doncaster Deanery & the Diocese of Sheffield and within the Hickleton Chapter.

Here are some extracts from the official announcement by the Diocese:

“The appointment of six new Honorary Canons was announced in Sheffield Cathedral this morning. Honorary Canons (who can be lay or ordained) are appointed by the Bishop, having consulted the Acting Dean, in recognition of distinguished service to the diocese.  Whilst they have no direct part in the governance of the Cathedral, they promote its Mission and Ministry throughout the Diocese.

Commenting on the appointments, Canon Geoffrey Harbord, the Acting Dean said: “I very much welcome the appointment of six new members of the College of Canons. They possess a diverse range of skills and experience and will be excellent ambassadors for the Cathedral across the Diocese.”

Bishop Pete said, ‘Our Diocese is blessed with a wealth of gifted and dedicated Ministers of the Gospel, lay and ordained, and each of these six new Canons illustrates that richness.  It has been a joy for me to invite each of them to become an Honorary Canon, in recognition of the valuable contribution each has made, and continues to make, to the life of our Diocese, and I look forward very much to their installation as soon as that becomes possible.”


We hope that you will find all the information which you require about our Church and the life of our parish but if we can be of any help, do please contact us. Better still, please come and visit us in our beautiful and historic church. To see our Church and the Parish surrounding it, use this Google Earth placemark. (See our links page to get Google Earth).



For enquiries about Baptisms, Marriages or Funerals please contact Fr Andrew



For full details of our Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young People & Adults and the appropriate contact details, please click on this link Safeguarding


DayTime Comment
Wednesday9.30 a.m.
The Mass will be followed by Tea, Coffee & Scones
Friday8.00 p.m.
Saturday9.30 a.m.