Saturday 7th September
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Brenda & Gordon Lyle RIP

Sunday 8th September – 23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (CYCLE C)
9:30am – People of the Parish
11:00am  – Sick of the Parish

Monday 9th September
9:30am – Tony Lister RIP

Tuesday 10th September
9:30am – Mavis & Bernard Clarkson RIP

Wednesday 11th September
Noon – Sick of the Parish
7:30pm – Parish Council meeting

Thursday 12th September
9:30am – Requiem Mass – Bernard Daley RIP

Friday 13th September
No service

Saturday 14th September
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Hilda & Albert Clarkson RIP

Sunday 15th September
9:30am – Paulina and Chris wedding
11:00am – People of the Parish

Monday 16th September
9:30am – Tony Lister RIP
6:00pm – Confirmation meeting
7:30pm – First Sacraments meeeting

If Fr Simon is unobtainable and you urgently need a Priest please phone the parish mobile: 07548 222133.  Please use this number for emergencies only i.e. where a priest is needed urgently.

Dates for your Diary

Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm.
If anyone has any questions, comments or concerns please tell Fr Simon or Phil Martin.

Confirmation Preparation

Monday 16th September at 6.00pm
Anyone in year 9 or above who would like to make their Sacrament of Confirmation this November should come to the first meeting, in church. Fr Simon and Mairie Gelling, the chaplain at St Nicholas, will be leading the sessions over the next weeks. If you have not already completed a form, there will be some available that evening.

Parish Sacramental Programme

Monday 16th September at 7:30pm
Parents of Yr3 and older primary children, who wish them to receive the First Sacraments of Forgiveness and Eucharist this year, are invited to an enrolment and information meeting in church.
We are also asking for a donation of £5 towards the cost of the book and materials needed during the programme. We look forward to meeting you all. The Catechist Team

Coffee morning

Tuesday September 24th at 10:30am
Everyone is welcome.

Bingo Night

Friday 29th November
Doors open at 7pm and the bingo starts at 7:30pm. We would be grateful for donations of Prizes for this event. And of course your support on the evening itself – always a great evening out.

Blackpool Trip

The money for the trip to Blackpool must be paid before the end of September. Please place your money in an envelope marked “Blackpool” and hand it in ASAP.


We have a separate Bank Account for our 200 Club – which is called the “St Joseph’s Development Account”. The purpose of the 200 Club is to help to provide money for major Repairs and Maintenance.

The Church, Parish Centre and Priest’s house are now over 40 years old and consequently Repairs and Maintenance costs are ever increasing and inevitably there are going to be further major items of repair and maintenance that will crop up.

Over the last 4 years we have spent around £10,000 on major items.

In 2016 we spent over £6,000 – as you may remember, we had an Inspection by the Fire Brigade and this brought to light a number of items – expensive items – that were essential. In additions, we had to carry out some expensive works on the Electrics and Plumbing.

The 200 Club is a way of benefitting both the Parish – and Parishioners. For as little as £1 per week you would have a one in seventy chance of winning £40 – much better odds than the National Lottery!

Half of the money raised is given out as a Weekly Prize of £40 – the other half goes to the Parish to help to pay for maintenance and repairs.

We currently have around 70 members of the 200 Club but would like to increase that number.

If you would like to join the 200 Club please complete a form with your personal details and state how you wish to pay your subscriptions. The subscriptions are £48 per year or £4 per month. The Weekly Prize is currently £40. If we can increase the number of members it will be possible to increase the weekly Prize – or perhaps to introduce a weekly Second Place Prize.

To make the administration of the 200 Club much simpler it would be very helpful if you can make your subscriptions by an Annual or Monthly Banker’s Standing Order – or you can make them by Cheque

Membership forms and Standing Order forms are available in the porch or via the 200 Club page.

If you wish to know more about the 200 Club please get in touch with me:- 01606 558547 or by email

Tony Montgomery


Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mrs Barbara Carney


If you would like to make a donation for the flowers please add your name to the list in the porch and place your donation into the wall box.

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