We welcome back Fr John who is celebrating Mass with us today.

Please pray for the sick and/or housebound: Elena Petta, Pat Sanger, Alfred & Mary Waring, Mary Jenkins, Rev Jim Gilligan, Hannah Bratt, Rachael Nielsen, Sarah Cole and Helen Abbott.

Today is Racial Justice Sunday Please take a prayer card from the back of the church and pray for all those who suffer from discrimination.

Today after Mass there will be a short meeting over coffee in the hall for those who have let us know that they are interested in becoming a Catholic or who are Catholics who have not been confirmed.

Parish Lunch will take place at The Star in Bridge Street on Wednesday 27 February at 12.30. Menu and sign-up sheet at the back of church. £14.95 for two courses and coffee. All welcome.

Date for your diary: Tuesday 12 March. This is the day when we shall have our first big tidy up of the grounds. Please come and lend a hand if at all possible. Time to be announced.

World Day of Prayer Baptist church on Friday 1 March at 2.30pm. See poster at the back of church. All welcome.

Produce & Gift Stall Sunday 3 March after Mass in the Wulstan Hall. Please leave items in the basket at the back of church marked ‘Produce/Gifts’. Thank you for your support.

If you think you would like to try your hand at flower arranging now is your chance. You don’t have to be an expert. Help can be given to get you going if you are a bit under-confident or not sure what to do. The parish pays for flowers (up to an agreed limit) and there is plenty of greenery around. Why not give it a go? See Jenny Masser for more details.

Broken Viewing and discussing the six episodes of the acclaimed TV series starring Sean Bean. (Please be aware this series contains themes of death, suicide, abuse, violence and swearing. It is not for the faint hearted. Please consider this before coming along). It is gritty and unvarnished but this is the world in which we live and witness. Every Thursday at St Andrew’s at 1.30pm, starting on 7 March.

Collection 10 February Offertory Gift Aid £161.50 / Non-Gift Aid £188.54

Rotas for Readers and Ministers of Communion There are new rotas at the back of church. Please take your copy.

Financial Statement Copies are available at the back of church. Please take one.


Lent will soon be here and there is a lot going on, so please take this newsletter home with you for future reference.

Shrove Tuesday (5 March) Pancakes at St Andrew’s and Launch of the Lenten Lunches Appeal. This year for ‘Faith at Work in Worcestershire’. New time 1.30pm

Day of Reflection for Lent
Mind the Gap
Led by Christine Dodd
at the House of the Open Door, Childswickham
Wednesday 10 April 9.45–4.00pm
Cost: £22 includes morning and afternoon refreshment and a full hot cooked lunch.
Sign up sheet at the back of church


‘Six of the Best’: a look at the words of six of our best-loved hymns: what they say to us about our faith and how we live it. Every Tuesday evening in Lent at the Baptist Church starting on 5 March at 7.30pm

Ash Wednesday (6 March) Mass and Imposition of Ashes at 9.30am

Lenten Lunches New venue…New Day…New Time St Andrew’s Centre every Thursday during Lent from 7 March 12.00-1.30pm

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (17 February 2019)