Entries by Anne May

Music in our parishes

MUSIC AT ST MARY’S Click here for details of Music at Masses.   MUSIC AT ST FRANCES OF ROME Click here for details of the Music Group. Click here for details of St Frances’ Choir.  

Children’s Liturgy (St Mary’s)

The Children’s Liturgy Group welcomes children from approximately 4-9 years on Sunday mornings at 9.15 am Mass in the Parish Rooms. The children hear a simplified Gospel story, discuss points and then complete a related activity. The children return at the offertory, and bring their work to share with the congregation. Activity bags are available […]

Living Simply

Livesimply is an initiative launched by the Catholic relief agency, CAFOD, to encourage lifestyles that are simple, sustainable and that show support for the poor. Following the release of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ message to care for creation, Catholics have been reflecting on what it means for our lives. Our parish is no exception. We […]

St Mary’s 100 Club

The 100 Club is a prize draw fund consisting of up to 100 members. Each number is sold for £12 per year, giving a total annual fund of £1,200. This is divided equally between the church and prize money. During the year there are four prize draws held after Mass on the first Sunday in […]

CAMEO (St Mary’s)

This is an acronym which stands for Come and Meet Each Other. Our group of about 20 regular attendees was formed some years ago and met monthly to hear guest speakers on various relevant topics, invited both from within the parish and from external organisations. It was created to welcome and integrate new parishioners and […]

Finance Committee

Role of Finance Committee Finance Committee is required by Canon Law to advise the Parish Priest on all financial matters and the material assets of the parish. The scope of interest includes: Parish Accounts; Development, repair and maintenance funds; Third party collections; Accounting for internal and external fundraising; Asset management and Insurance; Data Protection; Procedures, […]