Parish


Fr Harrop, our Parish Priest.

I'm pleased you have found your way to St Jude's school website - whether you are thinking about sending your child to St Jude's, or are already part of the school and parish community.

St Jude's is one of the three primary schools that are very much at the heart of the work and mission of the Catholic Parish of St Dunstan and St Jude's in Kings Heath and the Maypole.

St Jude's has both children who are Catholics, as well as children who are not Catholics - but whose parents value the special nature and ethos of a Catholic school. Both are most welcome, and play a full part in all the aspects of school life.

For those parents who are Catholics, you may remember from your child's baptism that parents are called to be the first and best of teachers in the ways of faith. The teachers and staff of the school are here to help you to fulfil that important vocation and responsibility which comes to you from God along with the gift of your child.


St Jude's Parish Church.

It is a great blessing that St Jude's school and church both share the same site, and you are most welcome to join the parish as it gathers for Mass on Saturday evening at 6.30pm or on Sunday morning at 11am. There is also a celebration of the Mass on Tuesday which is frequently led by the children of the school.

As a fairly new Parish Priest here, I have found St Jude's to be a wonderfully warm and dedicated community. I'm sure you will find it so too!

Fr Philip Harrop
Parish Priest

Read more about our parish and our church on The Parish of St Dunstan's and St Jude's website (external link).