This Sunday we commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Saturday  10th November
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Mrs Kathleen Harrison RIP

Sunday 11th November – 32nd SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME (CYCLE B)
9:30am – People of the Parish
11:00am – World War deceased

Monday 12th November
9:30am – Service of Word and Communion

Tuesday 13th November
9:30am – Mass – Father Simon’s Intentions
10:30am – Coffee morning

Wednesday 14th November
2:00pm – Requiem Mass – John Joseph Fennell RIP
7:15pm – Music Ministry Rehearsal

Thursday 15th November
9:30am – School Harvest Mass

Friday 16th November
No service

Saturday  17th November
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Tony Kearns RIP

Sunday 18th November
9:30am – Bernard Cannon RIP
11:00am – People of the Parish

Monday 19th November
9:30am – Gordon Noad RIP Anniversary

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

Coffee Morning

Tuesday 13th November at 10:30am
Come along and join in the fun – Refreshments, Bingo, Raffle and Bring-and Buy Sale. We would love to see more people supporting these events.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesday 14th November 8pm
Al Anon are holding an Open Evening to which everyone is invited to see the work that they carry out for those with alcohol problems. Please see the flier on the Notice Board.

Bingo Night

Friday 23rd 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. The money raised will help to pay for essential equipment and electrical works in the Parish Centre.  Tickets are now on sale.

Belgian Beer Night

Friday 7th December (7:30pm to 11:30pm)
Tickets available from Phil Martin in advance of the night (07720 807162). Price is £10 for 2 beers (one draught and one bottle) plus food (Belgian Stew). More beers available to purchase on the night. £4 for those who only want the food. Pre-order forms will be made available before the event if you want to order additional beers for the Christmas period.

Pensioner’s Meal

Sunday 9th December – noon onwards
Please add your name(s) to the list in the porch if you would like to attend.  If you have any special needs (dietary, transport to and fro, access arrangements, etc) please let us know. We would also welcome volunteers to assist on the day – and Raffle Prizes please.

Parish Trip to York

Friday 14th December
We are planning a Coach Trip to York.  A magical experience – visit  the Christmas Markets, York Minster, the Shambles, Margaret Clitherow’s House, The Railway Museum – and much more. See York in all its glory. Please sign up on the clipboard in the porch ASAP. Price is £20 per person. Well worth a visit if you haven’t been – or even if you have been before.

Children’s Christmas Party

Sunday 16th December After 11am Mass
Shared table, games and a special guest. We would like parents to stay around to help with their own children (Coffees and teas will be provided). Should finish about 14:00.

St. John Vianney Trip

7th to 10th May 2019
A visit to Douai Abbey has been arranged by Fr Paul and is available to local parishes. Cost: 190.00 which includes trips to Oxford and Winchester. More details to follow.


As you will no doubt have seen in previous Newsletters I will be “retiring” from this post at the end of this month.

When Fr Stephen left the parish in September 2011 the Vicar General of the Diocese asked me if I would administer the parish until a new priest was appointed. Little did I know that it would not be until six months later in March 2012 that Fr. Simon would come to us. When he arrived he asked me if I would carry on in this role.

I will be 75 this month and I now feel that the time has come for me to hand over to someone else, but despite the recent Newsletter items no-one has come forward offering to take over.

Time is getting short and it is essential that a new administrator is appointed without delay so that I can hand over in an orderly fashion and things can run smoothly with the transfer. If you feel that you can help please let me know. I can let you have a list of the duties involved.

Contrary to what I understand is the common belief, I have not been paid for being Administrator – this has been a voluntary role. But Fr. Simon is willing to consider making a payment to whoever takes over.

But obviously whatever expenses you will incur (postage, stationery, minor purchases, etc.) you will be reimbursed for these.

What are the necessary qualifications?  Just time and a willingness to serve the parish in this way –  and you would need to be computer literate, familiar with Emails, Word Processing, Spreadsheets , etc.

In a parish of this size there must be plenty of talented people who can take on this role. So – over to you. We await your call.

Tel: 01606 889048


Please pray for the Confirmation candidates who will be Confirmed on 16th November.

Clergy Training Fund

Each November we are asked to take a special collection for the training of Priests and Deacons. We do not like to burden you with too many Retiring Collections – so we will not be taking a collection as such.  But there are envelopes in the porch – please take one if you wish to make a donation and bring it back next weekend.

Irish Centre Medjugorje

The Centre is now taking bookings for 2019. If you would like more information please contact the Centre on 020 3239 8662 or visit their website – Alternatively, contact Derek and he can email you the Programme, Prices and Calendar.

Catholic Children’s Society

We will be collecting the Catholic Children’s Society boxes, now known as Caritas, this weekend and next weekend. Please bring along your box for emptying.


Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mr Chris McCormack


Flowers for the church were donated by Gloria Mundie
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.


Please continue to bring in your unwanted spectacles and cases.

Newsletter Download: 368 11th November 2018 32nd in Ordinary time