News and services

Monday 30th June

9.00am Eucharistic Service, Rosary & Exposition

Tuesday 1st July

9.00am Mass, Rosary & Exposition, 7:30pm Novena

Wednesday 2nd July

9.00am Mass, Rosary & Exposition
7.00pm Baptism Preparation Meeting
7.30pm Scripture Group

Thursday 3rd July St Thomas

9.00am Mass, Rosary & Exposition

Friday 4th July

9.00am Eucharistic Service, Rosary & Exposition
12.00 Requiem

Saturday 5th July

9.00am Eucharistic Service, Rosary & Exposition
12.00 Baptisms (by appointment)
5.00pm Confessions
6.00pm Mass

Sunday 6th July

10.00am Mass 12.00pm Baptisms (by appointment) 6:00pm Mass

‘What Next?’
Many thanks to the ten people who gathered last Monday evening to consider how we might take forward some of the suggestions made during our Lenten reflections and discussions. At least five of the suggestions will be put into action during the next few weeks and the group will meet again, along with others who may wish to join in, early in September

Poetry Competition – calling all budding Poets!
Once again this year parishioners are invited to enter The Religious Poem Competition.
Anyone can submit up to three poems for the competition. There’s no age limit and no entry fee.
Our church will get £250 if a member of our congregation wins!

“The poem can be a prayer, words for a hymn, a description of an uplifting moment, a religious experience, about a person or your church,” explained United Press Publications Executive, Julie Embury. “It can be rhyming or free verse, historic, romantic, factual, or personal – anything you like, as long as there’s a religious theme.  You can’t use Religious Poem as your title.”

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each by January 31st 2015 to – Religious Poem, United Press, Admail 3735 London EC1B 1JB. Tel 0844 800 9177 or e-mail For more information visit  Judging will take place in February 2015 and the winner will be
announced in March.


Saints Peter and Paul – 29th June

Peter and Paul represent two strikingly different approaches to discipleship. Peter had to learn slowly, make many mistakes along the way, but always experienced the compassionate forgiveness and encouragement of Jesus . Paul, on the other hand, came to the Faith immediately and never backed away from his zeal for Christ after that. We aim to imitate these two great apostles in our own lives. Like Peter, we know we are likely to fail and to get things wrong, yet like Peter we aim to persevere. Like Paul, we must always be on fire for the Lord, and proclaim Him to everyone and in every situation, no matter how difficult it can sometimes be to do so.

WINNING NUMBERS for draw on 25th June 2014
5; 9; 12; 14
ONE WINNER of the Jackpot of £2221
(subject to re scrutiny)
Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £300
Two consolation prizes of £25 each; 340793; 340800
Many thanks to all who support our Parish Lottery and to the team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated!


We would like to say Thank You to Kevin and Marion Hesketh for taking and producing the beautiful pictures of the Quarant Ore. The money raised will be put towards the ongoing refurbishment of our church.

Saint Thomas the Apostle – 3rd July

‘Thomas shares the lot of Peter the impetuous, James and John, the “sons of thunder,” Philip and his foolish request to see the Father—indeed all the
apostles in their weakness and lack of understanding. We must not exaggerate these facts, however, for Christ did not pick worthless men. But their human weakness again points up the fact that holiness is a gift of God, not a human creation; it is given to ordinary men and women with weaknesses; it is God who gradually transforms the weaknesses into the image of Christ, the courageous, trusting and loving one.’
American Catholic

Scripture Group—Continue to meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the priests house. Please feel free to join us, all are very welcome.

Preparing for Baptism
The next preparation meeting will be at 7.00pm on Wednesday 2nd July for those families planning to have a child Baptised.


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