Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School

To live as Jesus taught us

Olton Friary

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Welcome to Olton Friary and the church of The Holy Ghost and Mary Immaculate.


A very warm welcome to the 'Church of the Holy Ghost and Mary Immaculate', Olton, known as 'Olton Friary'!


I am happy to extend a warm personal welcome to both parishioners and visitors. I hope that as you to gain a snapshot of our life as a Parish Community; to see some of the many ministries and activities that make up our dynamic parish.

The message of the 'Gospel of Christ' and the liturgy, equips us not only to promote the values of the Gospel, but to live and share them with our brothers and sisters. We have many groups of people within our parish, who dedicate their time, energy and resources, to work together, to proclaim the mission of the Catholic Church in our local community.

I hope that you find the web site beneficial. 'Where two or three are gathered in Jesus' name, there he is present amongst them' (Mt.18:20) May the presence of the Lord bless and guide our thoughts, prayers and actions.

Fr. Biju Antony Panthalookaran 

Olton Friary Celebrations

It was wonderful to be in the presence of our Archbishop Bernard Longley who celebrated mass with our parish. The celebrations took place to recognise that the Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers of Betharram Friary now own the Friary. As always, it is wonderful to see the parish come together for such joyous occasions. We pray that the Olton Friary continues on its mission for our parish. Thank you to the children who represented the school at this event.