Week beginning 18th February 2018


The Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Tuesday in church at 10.00am for 30minutes of silent prayer followed by coffee. All welcome.

Holy Hour for vocations: Thursday at 6.30pm. Feel free to come for a few minutes silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament if you are not able to do the whole hour.

Stations of the Cross during Lent: Thursday after the Mass/Service.

Sacramental Preparation: Reconciliation sessions begin on Saturday 3rd March, 9.00 am in the Parish Hall. Please make sure you have done up to page 17 in the book with your child.

Lenten Events

Day of Reflection for Lent: A day for quiet prayer and reflection led by Christine Dodd at the House of the Open Door, 10.15am – 3.45pm on Friday 16th March. There are only one or two places left. Sign-up list on the board at the back of church. Cost: £20 which includes morning and afternoon refreshments and a two course home-cooked hot lunch. Pay on the day (sorry, but if you cancel less than a week before you will still have to pay).

The Art of Lent” There will be a meeting for everyone at the Baptist Church this Monday at 7pm introducing Sr Wendy Beckett’s book “The Art of Lent”. Even if you are not able to attend a group you are welcome to come along to this event.

 Lent lunches every Friday at the Baptist Church from 12noon.

Jerusalem Joy”: Churches Together will be hosting a performance of “Jerusalem Joy”, about the events of Holy Week at 6pm on Palm Sunday (25th March). It will be in the Abbey and is free to attend. Singers etc needed! If you are interested pick up a leaflet.

 Women’s World Day of Prayer: This will be held on Friday 2nd March at 2.30pm in the Baptist Church. This year it has been prepared by the women of Suriname. Despite its title, men are invited as well. Tea and biscuits will be served afterwards.

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019:
We have the possibility of a Parish Pilgrimage (open to others), February 15 – 22nd 2019. Please contact Fr. Stephen if you might be interested.

 Family Fast Day Friday 23rd February. We are asked to make some sacrifice of food or drink to give to the poor through CAFOD. The 2nd Collection next Sunday will be for CAFOD.