’Children, our love must be not just words or mere talk, but something active and genuine.’’ John 1. 3:18

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Welcome to Cantley in Doncaster

Father Evangelist


Welcome to the St Paul's RC Church Cantley website. We hope you enjoy browsing our site and invite you to contact us or to join us at any of our masses.

Welcome to our new parish priest Father Evangelist Ohaejesi.

Father Evangelist joins us from his previous parish of St  Joseph's in Wath Upon Dearne.

Please pray for him as he begins his ministry in Cantley.

Thoughts and Prayers Color

Peter Grady, Linda Smith, Bill Henderson, Christine Adams, Josiah Thomas, Kathrine Sadler, Ian Prior, Tina George, Lisa Thompson, Elsie Murphy, Sioned Harper, Len Jackson, Eugene Fox, Cath Ward, Benjamin Bates, Alice Whitehouse, Deacon Derek Wynne & Ryan Chilvers, who are sick.

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Rest In Peace 

Your prayers are asked for Ken Ward, who has died recently.

Please remember also Cathy and his family at this difficult time.


Your prayers are also asked for Nick Pennington who has died recently.

Remember him and his family at this sad time. 

May they Rest in Peace.

Jesus Meets Zacchaeus


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The Church reminds us that little status in life, does not diminish the love, mercy & salvation of God for us.

God loves all that exists. In his mercy he comes to dwell with us. All it takes is one divine encounter with Him for a transformation to take place.

Every day Jesus keeps coming our way full of mercy and love. He comes our way through our neighbours, through the sacraments & through the whole of creation.

Do we see or recognize Him?

How much effort do we make to have a glimpse of him?

The story of Zacchaeus is a story of the merciful Jesus coming to seek & save us irrespective of all human obstacles.

The courage and humility of Zacchaeus attracted the attention & mercy of Jesus. He refused to be limited by the crowd or allow his short coming to be a hindrance to his salvation. He saw mercy & salvation, & immediately took advantage of them.

Do we see Jesus passing by in the daily events of life & invite him into our life?

Are we still on our lofty heights?

Church Cleaners

Are urgently required for all sessions to help Clean the Church, but especially every four weeks on Wednesday mornings at 8am.

If you think you can help, please contact: Deacon Bill Taylor, Deacon Chris Kime or Trish Jones

URGENT - Audio Visual Operators Required

Additional volunteers required to operate the laptop at the Sunday morning Mass.

There is a rota and the commitment required is only once a month. Training is provided.

If you are interested, please contact Deacon Chris.

Readers Required for Saturday Evenings

If you are interested in joining the rota please contact Dave Blake on 07768605012.




Any cheques for the parish should be made out to:

‘Diocese of Hallam, St. Paul’s Doncaster’.

Thank you.

Service Times

Weekday Time Location
Saturday 18:00 Church
Sunday 10:30 Church
Monday 9:00 Convent
Tuesday 9:00 Convent
Wednesday 09:30 Church
Thursday 9:00 Convent
Friday 19.30 Church


Available after Saturday Mass
at 19:00.



The new weekend Mass times which are effective from Sunday 1st September will be:

Saturday Evening 6.00pm at St Paul's, Cantley. (no change)

Sunday Morning 9.00am at Christ the King, Rossington .

Sunday Morning 10.30am at St Paul's, Cantley.



Altar Servers

We’re hoping to recruit some new altar servers to boost our great team of parish servers.

If you would like to join the team and you have already or are about to receive your First Holy Communion you are invited to apply.

Application forms are available in the Church Entrance Hall or please speak to Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris after Mass.

Musicians at Mass

We have a great tradition of music in our liturgy and young people over the years have performed at our services.

Along with the coming of the Baby Jesus, is the coming of a Baby Grand Piano. Jeanette, a friend from America has given us a piano. If there is enough space, it will grace the church and enhance our musical tradition.

Anyone who can play and would like to join our Music group, is welcome. It should arrive before Christmas, but it will take a few weeks before we decide on a position, tuning etc. 

Anyone is welcome to join our music ministry; we rehearse on a Friday night at 7pm for the weekend Masses.

Come and see.

Children's Liturgy

We are urgently looking for fresh volunteers for our Children’s Liturgy Group and Catechists for the First Communion Course.

Helpers with the Children’s Liturgy join a rota (one Sunday out of 5), will be given help and materials and must love children.

Catechists meet once a month for seven months and primarily assist parents to deliver the course materials and love to see the light of faith in children’s eyes.

Can you consider taking your turn?

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Tea and coffee available in the Church Hall after Mass on  most Sundays. 

See newsletter for details


The collection last week raised £529.

Many thanks.

There will be a second collection today for Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission.