He is in you, he is with you and he never abandons you.  However far you may wander, he is always there, the Risen One.  He calls you, and he waits for you to return to him and start over again.  When you feel you are growing old out of sorrow, resentment or fear, doubt or failure, he will always be there to restore your strength and your hope.

Pope Francis


Here at Botwell, we desire to be welcoming of all who wish to respond to Jesus’s invitation to ‘come and follow me!’

Despite the complicated nature of people’s lives with the decisions and choices that they may have made and now regret, we strongly believe the words of St Paul that ‘there is nothing that can separate us from the Love of God (Rom 8:31)

If you have been resting in your faith or are have been given the impression that you are not welcome in a Catholic community due to your sexual orientation or some other circumstances that complicate your life, come along and talk to a member of the pastoral team. They are only too happy to help you reconnect with the church and help you understand how our community might be able to support you in the reality of your life.