Newsletter- Pentecost

Dear Parishioners Changes to the Mass Schedule and days that the church will be closed this coming Week: This week I shall be away at the Diocesan Clergy Conference from Monday 20th May until Wednesday 22nd May. There will be no Public Worship on Tuesday 21st May and Wednesday 22nd May and the church will […]

Newsletter- 7th Week of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners On the 7th Sunday in Easter, we keep World Communication Day, the day on which we hold in pray the work of those engaged in communications, and in particular, the Communication Directorate of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference for England and Wales. This Sunday there will be a second collection at all our Masses […]

Newsletter- 6th Week of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners On this Sunday 6th Sunday of Easter our Readings at Mass focus on understanding and practicing Jesus’ command to “love one another” as He loved us. We reflect on the ways we can show love in our everyday interactions with one another, and we are reminded that loving as Jesus did involves making […]

Newsletter- 5th Week of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners  This Sunday we celebrate the 5th Sunday of Easter – Year B. Today’s reading from the Gospel of John is part of Jesus’ discourse at the Last Supper. Today’s Gospel reading is taken from middle of the Last Supper discourse. Jesus speaks about his relationship to his disciples. In his metaphor of the […]

Newsletter- 4th Week of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners It is good to be back in the parish again after a short time away in East Yorkshire and at my mother’s home in Southwell, a time for me personally to recharge and relax a little after the busyness of Holy Week and Easter. I am grateful to those people who have kindly […]

Newsletter- 3rd Week of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners Father Jonathan is away from the parish on annual leave until Wednesday 17th April. We are very grateful to Mgr. John Hadley, Canon Michael Bell, and Andrew Wakley for offering Mass cover and assistance during his absence. Please note the following changes: Saturday 13th April: Vigil Mass at 6 pm – church open […]

Newsletter- 2nd Week of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners Fr Jonathan Easter Break: Due to the recent death of Canon Anthony Dolan I have had for practical reasons to delay my Easter break. I shall be away this coming week from the parish from the afternoon of Wednesday 10th April until Wednesday 17th April. I am very grateful to Mgr. Hadley, Canon […]

Newsletter- 1st Week of Eastertide- Easter Week

Dear Parishioners Our Lenten journey and pilgrimage are over. Our fasting is complete; now we can feast and celebrate!  We have travelled with Jesus from the harshness of the desert to the new life coming from the empty tomb. Having walked with Jesus on the way of the cross, we now share in and experience […]

Newsletter- 6th Week of Lent- HOLY WEEK

Dear Parishioners Canon Anthony Dolan RIP: You will have heard from me last weekend at Mass or maybe seen on the notice board as you come into church the very sad news that Canon Anthony Dolan our much-loved former parish priest of St Mary’s died peacefully in the early hours of Saturday 16th March. I […]

Newsletter- 5th Week of Lent (Passion Sunday)

Dear Parishioners The Fifth Sunday in Lent – Passion Sunday – strikes a different chord than previous Sundays in Lent. It seems the dial is turned up in our Lenten intensity. Our visual signal for this reality is the covering of statues, crosses, and holy images in our churches, a tradition which we keep here […]