Welcome to St Mary’s

 

We hope this website will answer all your questions about our church and its community. If there is anything you would like to know that is not covered in these pages, please feel free to get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ tab above.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

The National Lockdown announced by the Government on 31 October unfortunately means that the Church will be closed for public worship until 2 December at the earliest. It will however be open for private prayer at the following times:

Sundays 3.00-5.00pm, Mondays 9.30-10.30am
Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Confessions
Fridays 5.30-6.30pm
Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Confessions 10.30-11.30am.

Please see the newsletter for Sunday 8 November (link below) for more information

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Facebook support group

A private Facebook support group called ‘St Marys Community Support’ has been set up to help parishioners stay in touch, share information/advice, and offer each other support during this difficult time. Click here to join the group now. NB: You will need to have a Facebook account to join, but it is easy to set one up. Please share this information with others in the Parish.

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22.11.20: Letter from Fr Paul – Christ the King

Dear All, In the centre of St Peter’s Square in Rome stands the world famous obelisk, over 80 feet tall and weighing over 325 tons. It originally stood in a pagan temple in Egypt and was brought to Rome by the evil Emperor Caligula (12-41 AD) and a decade later the equally terrible Nero (37-68 AD) erected a circus around it, and it was there that St Peter was martyred by being crucified upside down, with the obelisk probably being the last thing he saw. Click here to read more

20.11.20: Liturgy for Christ the King

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20.11.20: Newsletter for Sunday 22 November 2020

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15.11.20: Letter from Fr Paul – Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year

Dear All, We are now half way through the month of November during which we pray in earnest for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. We should pray for the Holy Souls always, but during November we intensify our efforts. Sadly, the idea of Purgatory has been thrown on the scrap heap these past few decades. Click here to read more

14.11.20: Liturgy for Sunday 15 November 2020

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14.11.20: Newsletter for Sunday 15 November 2020

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8.11.20: Letter from Fr Paul – Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year

Dear All, A number of people asked if in the event of another lockdown I would resume writing a weekly letter. So here it is. We are told it will be only for a month. Click here to read more

7.11.20: Liturgy for Sunday 8 November 2020

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7.11.20: Newsletter for Sunday 8 November 2020

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To view/download earlier newsletters, please click the the ‘Weekly Newsletter’ tab above right.