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Held at 2.00pm on the first Thursday of each month, but always check the newsletter as there may be slight variations. No need to book – just turn up. For further information contact Marion Golding 01483 776706
Catherine Emerson – (01483 821992) – email: c.emerson[AT]usa.net
Contact Catherine for information about the African Community in the Parish.
Oriana Preston – (01483 724581)
Mike Runswick – (01483 768809)
or one of the clergy.
Boys and girls who have celebrated their First Holy Communion will be welcome.
APF – ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH
Rafaela McGinty – (01483 762075) – email: rga.mcginty[AT]gmail.com
Collects money for the Missions via ‘red boxes’ principally retained in parishioners’ homes. New homes for a ‘red box’ and promoters, to empty a few twice a year, always welcome.
For more information, click here
Deacon Russell Young – (07807 765417) email: russell.young[AT]dabnet.org
The celebration of Baptism is on the Second Sunday of the month at 1.30pm (and if necessary at 2.45pm) or, by prior agreement, occasionally at a Sunday Mass. It is now the practice that parents who wish their child to be baptised attend a preparation course. Details in booklets ‘Information for the Baptism of Children’, available from the leaflet rack in the Narthex.
see also Scouts and Cub Scouts
Alison Holmes – (01483 853565) email: beavers[AT]sheerwaterscouts.co.uk
For boys and girls aged 6 to 8 years. Meet on Friday evenings at Sheerwater Headquarters, Lambourne Crescent.
Contact a member of the clergy
see also Guides
Janet Hodgson (01483 725733)
For girls 7-10 years old. Meet on Fridays from 6.00pm – 7.30pm at Woking Guides and Sea Rangers HQ, Westfield Avenue.
Ian Hamilton – (01483 756176) – email: ianhamilton3[AT]sky.com
CAFOD is the Catholic Church’s own charity and raises money to help third world communities to support themselves. If you are interested or would like to help, please contact Ian.
Felicity Grubb – (01483 832628) – email: roger.grubb1[AT]ntlworld.com
For those with learning disabilities, their families and carers. Held every two months on Sunday afternoon, alternately at St Dunstan’s and St Hugh of Lincoln, Knaphill.
This is a lay organisation for Catholic businessmen, active and retired, encouraging members to meet socially, to share where possible (with justice to others) their business interests and to provide help and support to needy members and their families. Also it assists younger Catholics to find suitable employment. For further information see the Woking Circle Website http://www.catenians-woking.org/ or contact the secretary.
CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN THE AREA
Knaphill – St Hugh of Lincoln, Victoria Road. (01483 472404). Click here
West Byfleet – Our Lady Help of Christians, Madeira Road (01932 342892). Click here
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Clare and Alan Blanchard – (01483 714947)
Children have their own Liturgy of the Word at the 9.00am and 10.30am Sunday Masses. Children from the age of 3 to First Communion age are encouraged to participate in listening and responding to the Gospel. Adults and older teenager helpers would be welcomed for occasional sessions and much help, guidance and material is provided.
Chris Peacock – (01483 766913) – email: chris.peacock[AT]ntlworld.com
Our church is always well kept thanks to volunteer cleaners. If you can help on a rota basis, it would be much appreciated.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WOKING
Mark Potter – (01483 772981) – email: potwok[AT]aol.com
The local ecumenical forum through which Christians of different traditions work and pray together in order to share in their work and mission. Ministers and lay representatives of local Churches meet four times a year and events organised include a Good Friday Act of Witness, Lent discussion groups, Lent Lunches and Ecumenical Services during Christian Unity Week. Member Churches also unite to help the wider community (See www.ctiw.org.uk )
COFFEE AFTER MASS
After 9.00am Sunday Mass – Janet and John Fitzgerald (01483 829429)
After 10.30am Sunday Mass – Dee Campbell – (01483-767535)
Coffee, tea, cold drinks and biscuits are provided, for a small donation. There is a rota of helpers on Sundays.After weekday Massanyone may ‘help themselves’
CONFIRMATION for more details click here
Mary Cooper – (Parish Office 01483-760652) – email: marycooper[AT]uwclub.net
Those who are at least 14 years of age on 1st September (Year 10) are eligible to celebrate this Sacrament and are invited to prepare by joining the parish programme, which starts in the Spring Term.
see also Scouts and Beaver Scouts
Neil Jones – (01483 223772) – email: cubs[AT]sheerwaterscouts.co.uk
For boys and girls aged 8-10½. Meet on Monday or Thursday evenings at Sheerwater Headquarters, Lambourne Crescent. More helpers eagerly sought.
Joe Dunne – (01483 762674) – email: joedunne[AT]yahoo.com
This includes the chairman of the Parish team and meets to advise on, and oversee, the income and expenditure of the parish.
FIRST RECONCILIATION & COMMUNION PREPARATION For more information, click here
Mary Smith – contact through the Parish Office; Jessica Brooke (01483 841819); Andrew Cranmer (01483 720840)
The programme of preparation begins in the Autumn term. Children will have reached the age of seven by the 31st of August (Year 3 or above at school). Integral to the programme is help for parents who are the educators of their children in ‘the ways of faith’ – a responsibility which can only be shared by catechists.
Chris Peacock – (01483 766913)
Church flower arrangements are provided by a rota of helpers. Anyone interested in arranging flower and willing to assist is invited to get in touch.
Felicity Grubb – (01483 832628)
When possible, we offer light refreshments in the Function Room immediately after a funeral service. New helpers always welcome.
Woking Community Furniture Store – (01483 750005)
Offers of used, good quality furniture (satisfying current fire regulations), always welcome.
Ian White – (01932 340747) – email: ianwh236[AT]gmail.com
All tax-paying parishioners are encouraged to Gift Aid their weekly offertory and retiring collections which are for the benefit of parish funds. This enables the Church to increase the value of these collections by reclaiming tax on their value. Gift Aid donations can be made by standing order or special envelopes can be provided for weekly cash donations for the offertory and such retiring collections. All Gift Aid agreements are confidential.
Please contact Ian White if you wish to join the Gift Aid scheme.
see also Brownie Guides and Rainbows Guides
Lynette Francis – (01483 765648) – email: david.francis10[AT]ntlworld.com
Meets on Mondays from 7.00pm -9.00pm at Hoe Valley Community Building, Woking Park.
Woking Hospice – (01483 881750) – email: mail[AT]woking-hospice.freeserve.co.uk
Hospice care is concerned with the specialised care of a patient with severe and progressive disease where curative treatment is no longer possible, and where death is the likely outcome in the short to medium term.
Hospice care provides to the highest possible standards a patient’s medical, nursing, social and spiritual care, together with support for the patient’s family, both during the illness and into bereavement. This care helps to relieve the suffering by alleviating the symptoms, particularly the pain.
The Hospice depends entirely on voluntary contributions. If you can help or would like further details please contact the above number.
Mary Beamish – ( 01483 830361) – email: mary.beamish[AT]ntlworld.com
Would you be willing occasionally to serve refreshments at parish social events and after parish liturgical events? Please ring Mary.
St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey – (01932 872000) Chaplaincy – (01932 723324) or Contact the Parish Office 01483-760652)
Royal Surrey County Hospital – (01483 464032/571122) Chaplaincy – (01483 573279)
Woking Community Hospital – (01483 715911) Chaplaincy contact the Parish Office 01483-760652)- (01483 760652)
Nuffield Health Woking Hospital – (01483 227800)
The Runnymede Hospital, Chertsey – (01932 877800)
Anyone admitted to hospital needs to make sure that hospital staff record their religion and note their explicit request that the chaplaincy team and the Roman Catholic chaplain be informed. Anyone responsible for children or a person who is admitted unconscious, should do the same. Because of the reducing number of priests, it is not always possible for the Sacrament of the Sick to be administered in hospital. The Bishop advises that parishioners who can, should ask for the Sacrament to be celebrated by their own priest before going to hospital.
IRISH ASSOCIATION – Woking and District
Kathy Howarth – Secretary (01483 764770)
Phone for details of the programme of events.
Franca Nigrelli – (01483-760043) To contact the clergy, click here
There is a mass in Italian each Sunday in St Dunstan’s church at 12 noon.
JUSTICE AND PEACE
Kate Levy – email: kate.a.levy[AT]gmail.com
The Justice and Peace movement raises awareness of injustice and conflict both at home and abroad and lobbies for fairer treatment of all peoples. If you are interested in joining the Parish group please contact Kate.
Wilson Kannookaden – (07986 933667)
Contact Wilson for information about the Kerala community in the Parish.
Mary Smith – (01483 729490) – email: mary.smith872[AT]o2.co.uk
The group, comprising Mass Coordinators, Music Leaders and others meets to discuss the organisation of Sunday masses and other liturgical celebrations.
Head Office – (0207 371 1341)
Appointments for NE Hants Centre (Guildford and Aldershot) -evenings only – or Wimbledon Centre (0800 389 3801)
Promotes the enrichment of Marriage and Family life and offers help and counselling to those whose marriages are in difficulty.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION For further information, click here
Michael & Julia Derrick (01932 346068)
All couples wishing to get married in the Diocese must participate in a marriage course. These are held throughout the year and are intended to improve a couples understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage and to enhance their communication in marriage. In Woking two or three couples present the course basing it on their lived experiences as well as using group discussions and case studies. At least six months notice must be given – a requirement of our Bishop.
MUSIC AND CHOIR
9.00am: Kevin Wallace – (01932 351064) – email: kp.hewallace[AT]gmail.com
For those who enjoy singing and/or playing an instrument and are willing to attend 9.00am Sunday Mass. We get together from time to time for practice but there is no regular event. If you are interested in joining please speak to Kevin.
10.30am: Roger Nuttall – (01483 837486)
St Dunstan’s Choir meets on alternate Wednesdays at 7.45pm at St Dunstan’s Church for practice. For keen singers willing to attend 10.30am Sunday Mass and take part in other parish events. Please contact Roger if you would like to join.
5.30pm: Stephen Byrne – (01483 760181) – email: sbyrne4[AT]sky.com
A team of singers and musicians lead the singing. Rehearsals from 4.45pm and on various (but minimal) occasions to prepare for liturgical feasts. If you would like more information please call Stephen.
NEEDLES AND CRAFT
A pleasant afternoon, knitting, doing crochet and card making, chatting to friends, followed by a cup of tea and cakes…Anyone welcome and bring your friends. Contacts Martine Young 09148 720598 and Vera Thomas 01483 855116
If you are new to the parish then please fill in a form, available in the leaflet rack in the Narthex or on the Website (click here), and return it to the Parish Office or Webmaster. You will then be entered on to our parish records and will be invited to the next ‘New Parishioners Evening’. These are held in the Function Room once a year.
Editor: Zoe Lightfoot – email: zjlightfoot[AT]gmail.com
Published quarterly and available after weekend Masses. Contributions and advertisers always welcome.
PARISH PASTORAL TEAM
Chairman: John Sexton – ( 01483 721569)
Community Alert: Contact the Parish Office 01483-760652
Italian Community Emilia Aina – (01932 348130) – email: pino.aina[AT]btinternet.com
Liturgy, Prayer and Adult Formation: Mary Smith – (01483 760652)
Youth Formation :
Ecumenical & Public Relations : Mark Potter – (01483 772981) – email: potwok[AT]aol.com
Social Concerns: Karin Harvey – (01483 725004) – email: kazboharvey[AT]gmail.com
Parish Administration Elizabeth Lucek – (Parish Office 01483 760652)
The Parish Pastoral Team seeks to embrace the whole range of parish life. It takes part in shaping policy and agreeing priorities. Its object is to assist us all to live out the gospel in our daily lives. Members of the Team each have individual responsibilities in which they are supported by dedicated groups. The Team meets formally at regular intervals throughout the year.
Elizabeth Lucek – (01483 760652) – email: woking[AT]abdiocese.org.uk
In the Parish Office normally on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Elizabeth Szwed – (01483 727288)
Contact Elizabeth for information about the Polish Community in the Parish and the Polish Language School.
RCIA For further information, click here
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Mary Smith (01483 760652)
This group meets to help those who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Some may wish to join into full communion with the Parish Community.
A group meets to prepare parish reconciliation services in Advent and Lent.
Mary McKendry – (01483 771851)
The Repository has a good selection of cards, Missals, Bibles and other religious items for sale and is usually open after Mass on Sundays.
Ena Penny – (01483 763676)
Alan Blanchard – please call the Parish Office (01483-760652)
The role of the Safeguarding Officer is to work with vulnerable groups to ensure a safe environment for all concerned. It is also the point of contact for all allegations of abuse of children or adults at risk and offers assistance and advice to survivors and victims of abuse.
If you have any concerns or would like any information on the Parish Policy for protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults please call the Parish Office (01483-760652) or contact the clergy. Click here to see the Diocesan Web site.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP)
Tony Sims (President) – (07947 714139)
The Parish Conference meets on alternate Wednesdays in the Library at 7.30pm. Members visit the elderly, sick, and individuals or families in need; assist with the York Road Project (which aids local homeless); contribute to SVP work for the poor in India, Sudan and a number of other countries, as well as elsewhere in England and Wales
Offers of furniture to 01483 750005 please -click here for Furniture Store.
PRIMARY: St Dunstan’s, Onslow Crescent (Voluntary Aided) Headteacher -Mrs Julianne Birch (01483 715190) email info[AT]stdunstans.surrey.sch.uk Click here
SECONDARY: St John the Baptist, (11-18) (Voluntary Aided) Headteacher – Mr James Granville Hamshar (01483 729343) email info[AT]sjb.surrey.sch.uk Click here
see also Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts
Scout Leader Kath Brown – (01483 836738) – email: scouts[AT]sheerwaterscouts.co.uk
Meet Wednesdays evenings at Sheerwater Headquarters, Lambourne Crescent. Boys and Girls, aged 10½ – 14. New leaders and helpers always welcome.
SENIOR LUNCH CLUB
Felicity Grubb – (01483 832628) -email: roger.grubb1[AT]ntlworld.com
Meets once a month, usually on the first Tuesday. 10.30am – 2.00pm. Transport available. Prior booking required either by ’phoning or emailing Felicity or by signing the list in the Narthex on either of the two weekends before the next lunch.
SMALL COMMUNITIES & FAITH SHARING GROUPS
Mark Potter – (01483 772981)
A number of parishioners meet on a regular basis in Small Groups around the Parish to listen to Bible readings, to share their faith based on those readings, to pray together and undertake some form of action. Materials and subjects are provided twice a year when all groups meet for up to six weeks during the Autumn (or Advent) and Spring (or Lent). At other times each individual grouporganises itself with whatever frequency it wishes to meet.
All parishioners are invited to join a group and these are a wonderful way to meet new people.
Contact the Parish Office
SPECTACLES AND MOBILE PHONES
Unwanted spectacles and mobile phones can be left in boxes in the Repository. These will be sold and the proceeds given to CAFOD.
Used foreign and English stamps, for which dealers pay cash for donation to charity, can be left in the Repository.
SUNDAY MASS CO-ORDINATORS
6.00pm (Sat) Freda Ballam – (0143 765762) – email: freballam1[AT]ntlworld.com ; Margaret Martin (01483-722535) ; and Andrea Davies (01483 850020)
9.00am Felicity Grubb – (01483 832628) – email: roger.grubb1[AT]ntlworld.com and Jackie Clements – email: jackieclements250[AT]btinternet.com
10.30am Christopher Okon – (01483 762982) – email: ccokon[AT]aol.com; Ian White (01932 340747); Herbie Chapple (01483 830141); and Jacinta Moore (01932 873201)
5.30pm Lara Pereira (01483 756278); Ian Hutchinson; and Kristin Wolfe
Jane Potter – (01483 772981) – email: potwok[AT]aol.com
Babies and Toddlers up to four years of age and their parents are welcome to come along to the Function Room at St Dunstan’s on Thursday mornings from 10.00am – 12.00 noon.
TRANSPORT TO MASS
Mary and Tony Box – (01483 725786) – email : tonymarybox[AT]btinternet.com
Please ring if you need any help. More helpers eagerly sought.
MINIBUS – drivers are always needed for the Minibus run each Sunday to bring people to the 9.00am Mass.
Meet on the second Sunday of each month at 7.00pm in the Function Room. All are welcome to play. Monies raised for Woking Hospice.
Click here for more informationwk