Parish News and Events


Changes to Mass Times and Live Streaming of Sunday Service

posted Jul 22, 2018, 11:30 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated ]

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic all public Masses will be suspended until further notice.

There will be no Masses at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Haddenham and Our Lady of Light, Long Crendon.


Priests have been asked to continue saying Mass privately in the Churches and offer prayers for the sick, elderly and all parishioners and to ask God to help us get out of this situation. 

Your Parish Priest Fr. Leszek is continuing to celebrate Mass and other prayers and devotions alone in the Church for all Parishioners especially the sick, the vulnerable, the elderly, the isolated and the lonely and of course for an end to this awful illness that has come upon us.  Fr. Leszek is available for you to speak to on the telephone at anytime either on his:
Home phone: 01844 290178
Mobile:           07780 796331

This Sunday 5th July, Fourteenth Sunday of the Year, the 9.30am Mass will be streamed live using the Facebook link below:

Saturday 4th July the first Saturday of the month, Mass at 10.30am followed by the Rosary will be streamed live using the Facebook link below:

Burmese Lunch at Long Crendon

posted Jul 22, 2018, 11:17 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Jul 22, 2018, 11:30 AM ]

On Sunday 1st July 2018 Sr Eugene organised a Burmese lunch for the parishioners of Haddenham and Long Crendon and members of the local Burmese community to raise funds for the Sisters and Students of the Order of St Paul in Myanmar/Burma.

The sun shone all day from a cloudless sky and a large group of people were able to enjoy a wonderful selection of Burmese foods while seated at tables under the shelter of a giant Cedar tree which was planted many years ago by Fr Boswell in memory of John Butler who helped him to build the church at Long Crendon.

The scene was enlivened by many members from the Burmese community who were wearing colourful traditional costumes.

After lunch the raffle was drawn which apart from alcoholic beverages contained many prizes of Burmese origin which had been donated by the Burmese community.

Myanmar/Burmese Lunch at Long Crendon

posted Jul 31, 2017, 1:20 PM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 1:20 PM ]

The New Church Meeting Room

posted Nov 6, 2016, 10:39 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 10:51 AM ]

For many years the parishioners of the Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Haddenham have been giving consideration to the construction of a church meeting room which could be used for meetings and social gatherings. A couple of years ago Fr Leszek set up a small working party to develop plans and to obtain planning permission, which was received towards the end of 2015. At the same time Mary Chettle who was a parishioner of many years standing died and left the parish a very generous legacy which was sufficient to fund the cost of constructing the new hall.

The work commenced in April 2016 and by the end of August the major work had been completed and there was a new building with a meeting room, an office for the priest, a well equipped kitchen and wash room facilities. As part of the work the car park has been resurfaced and the private courtyard at the back of the church is to be tastefully repaved.

The attached pictures show the progress of the building work from the foundations to the completed building. 

Father Jude

posted Aug 15, 2016, 1:44 PM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 1:54 PM ]

We welcome Father Jude Amilia from the diocese of Ratnapura in Sri Lanka who is studying in Rome. He will be staying until 11th September when he returns to complete his studies.

Fr Leszek's 60th Birthday

posted Dec 21, 2015, 11:37 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Dec 21, 2015, 11:44 AM ]

Fr Leszek decided to celebrate his 60th birthday by inviting all his parishioners and a number of friends to a sit down lunch at Church House, Long Crendon on 29th November 2015 after celebrating the Sunday morning mass at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church. 

A total of 132 parishioners and friends accepted his invitation. Cavendish Events, the caterers, rose to the challenge of accommodating this number within the hall by bringing in all the tables and chairs which were needed and a number of parishioners helped to draw up a seating plan to ensure that everyone was accommodated comfortably.

Once everyone was seated the serving team produced an excellent three course lunch with a choice of red or white wine. It was a very happy occasion with a discrete selection of old time music which encouraged a number of enthusiasts to sing and to get up and dance. Alan Pigden gave a vote of thanks to Fr Leszek as a prelude to Mary Miller presenting him with a medal of St Christopher and a generous cheque to finance his travels before Jo Wheeler gave her adaptation of Lewis Carol's poem about Old Father William!

Fr Leszek gave a speech thanking everyone who had helped to make his party such a happy occasion for him. He said that he owed a great debt of gratitude to his parents and he was delighted to have a celebration in which his 93 year old mother was able to participate. He was very happy in the parishes of Haddenham and Long Crendon and this party was his way of saying thank you to everyone who had been so generous to him during the past eleven years.

Visit by Cardinal Charles Bo, Arch Bishop of Yangon, Myanmar

posted Nov 14, 2015, 7:35 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Nov 14, 2015, 8:12 AM ]

Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangong recently celebrated his 67th Birthday by celebrating mass at Our Lady of Light in Long Crendon with Bishop Peter Doyle, Fr. Leszek Wisniewski. Fr. Eric Manley-Harris who retired as the Parish priest of Long Crendon a few years ago and a number of other priests from the local area.

At the start of mass both Bishop Peter and Fr Leszek greeted the Cardinal with whom they are well  acquainted as they both visited Myanmar earlier this year to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the introduction of Christianity to that country and the Cardinal responded very warmly as he observed that a large number of the congregation were known to him.

It was a very happy occasion and the church was filled with local parishioners and members of the Burmese Community who had gathered to welcome the very first cardinal of Burma. The mass was followed by a celebratory dinner of Burmese food served in the church hall which was attended by a number of local personalities.

This was the first time a Cardinal has visited Long Crendon where we have a sister in residence from the Order of St Paul which was founded by Cardinal Bo in Myanmar (Burma)

Celebration of Mass
The Offertory

With Parishoners

Parish Bring & Share Lunch

posted Jul 25, 2015, 4:15 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Jul 25, 2015, 4:17 AM ]

Our regular summer bring & share lunch was another great success enjoyed by all. It was a great chance to meet and chat with familiar and new faces.

Another of those please!

Dates for your Diary

posted Mar 15, 2015, 8:05 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Mar 15, 2015, 8:21 AM ]

  • Our Annual Bring and Share Lunch will be held at St Mary's School on Sunday 14th June 2015.
  • World Youth Day, attended by the Pope, will be held in Krakow, Poland July 25 – August 1, 2016. Following a recent bequest to the Parish, Father wishes to support any young people from our Parish that would like to attend. Further details: 
  • November 28th 2015 is Father Leszek's 60th birthday and he is planning a special celebration with parishioners.

Parish Tea - Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015

posted Feb 5, 2015, 10:42 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Feb 5, 2015, 10:45 AM ]

Father Leszek,

the Parishioners of the Good Shepherd, Haddenham

& of Our Lady of Light, Long Crendon


Invite You to a Parish Tea

to brighten a winter’s afternoon


at the Church Hall,

Our Lady of Light, Long Crendon

on Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 from 3pm to 5pm


Transport available on request

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