The Roman Catholic parish of All Saints is a community of faithful and committed Catholic Christians striving to live out God’s call and to proclaim the Gospel to the world in which we live. We are a vibrant and diverse community made up of people of all ages, abilities and experience coming from many different areas of the world. We are united in our faith in Jesus Christ who is the head of the Church, his body.
All Saints Cross
The parish symbol at the head of this website is a cross made of four rectangles which represent the four saints who are the patrons of our churches; Our Lady, Saint Patrick, Saint Agatha and Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
- Blue is traditionally the colour most associated with Our Lady. In paintings and in statuary throughout the ages she is often depicted wearing blue, the symbol of royalty and honour.
- Green represents the emerald isle of Ireland, the home of Saint Patrick, Bishop of Armagh. In images of the saints he is usually wearing green vestments.
- Red is used by the Church to represent martyrdom, in this case the self-sacrifice of Agatha, the young girl who was put to death for refusing to renounce her faith and submit to her oppressors.
- Black is the colour worn by Saint Ignatius and still worn today by those who follow him in the Jesuit order.
The four arms of the cross come together to form a white centre representing the presence of the Holy Spirit at the heart of our community.