Parish Census

20 May

As it is over 10 years since we carried out the last Parish Census, our parishioner database now needs updating. We are therefore inviting all households to complete the Parish Census Form issued by the Diocese, copies of which can be collected from the back of the church. You can also download and print the form by clicking the link below. Even if you have provided the information requested on the form in the past, we would ask you to do so again so that we can check that the details we hold for you are correct.

Please return your completed form to the presbytery as soon as possible and no later than 31st July 2022. If we have not heard from you by that date, any information you have previously provided will be removed from the database.

To download and print the census form (pdf file), please click here

Diocese of Nottingham Safeguarding Vacancies

22 Sep

The Diocese of Nottingham has the following vacancies in their Safeguarding Department:

Safeguarding Officer/Caseworker
Role: To promote excellent safeguarding practice, in line with local and national best practice, provide advice across the diocese and respond to safeguarding referrals and allegations.
Based at:  Diocesan Offices (1 Castle Quay, Nottingham, NG7 1FW)
Hours: 3 days per week (24 hours) with flexibility for working during evenings and Saturdays.
Salary: £32,000 per annum pro rata (£19,200 per annum)

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Safeguarding Training Officer
Role: To deliver training courses throughout the diocese to raise awareness of safeguarding children and adults. To encourage good practice and support of procedures throughout parishes, in supporting clergy, parish safeguarding representatives and volunteers.
Based at:  Diocesan Offices (1 Castle Quay, Nottingham, NG7 1FW)
Hours: 3 days per week (24 hours) with flexibility for working during evenings and Saturdays.
Salary: £28,000 per annum pro rata (£16,800 per annum)

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Application packs available via https://uk.indeed.com/safeguarding-jobs-in-nottingham

Closing date for applications:  17 October 2021

Rorate Mass

18 Dec

Fr Paul celebrated a Rorate Mass at St Mary’s on 17th December at 6.45am.

A Rorate Mass is the Advent Mass of Our Lady which takes its name from the Entrance Antiphon: “Rorate caeli”. “Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just. Let the earth be opened and send forth a Saviour.”It is celebrated early in the morning and only by candlelight. The dawn represents the birth of Christ, and with His coming, the journey from darkness to light.

The Mass was celebrated ‘ad orientem’, facing East, as we look together towards the Coming of the Lord.