The mission of the Catholic Grandparents’ Association is to help grandparents pass on the faith and keep prayer in the heart of family life. From small beginnings in 2014, and originally guided by the late Canon Tuckwell, our active group has evolved to number more than 40 regular members. We meet in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace between 12:00pm and 3.30pm on the second Sunday of each month.

We gather to pray the Rosary, followed by the Novena of St Joachim and St Anne, the parents of Our Lady, and sing spiritual songs that lift our hearts into the presence of God. One of the Cathedral Chaplains joins our meetings to pray with us and to give us their blessing. We bring food to share over lunch.

We have organised pilgrimages for our members, both to Walsingham, where we met and worked with the founder of the National Catholic Grandparents Association, Catherine Wiley, and also to Holywell. As a group, we seek to offer mutual support to members and to the community by prayer and to play an active part in Cathedral life, organising and helping with events to raise funds for both for the Cathedral and for those in need in the community.

New members are always welcome – and you don’t need to have grandchildren to join – the CGA welcomes all parents.  If you would like to know more please contact