To assure people of the certainty of grace and mercy, even without the normal recourse to the Sacraments, the Holy Father has granted the gift of a Plenary Indulgence to all those affected by the Corona Virus in various ways. This extends to those suffering from the virus, their families, healthcare workers and the general faithful who are concerned at this time. Click here for details.
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The Catholic Church in England and Wales welcomes the Report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse relating to the institutional response of the Church in its duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Click here to read the statement issued by Bishops’ Conference on
20th November or here for a video of the Cardinal. 

A Christian response to COVID-19 and beyond

Next Saturday, 28th November 11.00-13.30, the diocese has arranged a Zoom meeting to address the question of how we, as Catholics, as Christians, should respond to the call to serve the wounded world? Whatever your situation, come along to reflect, pray and explore this call put forth in the new document from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches called “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity”.  You can access a copy of this document via the following link.  It is a short document and quite easy – and interesting – reading. 

http://press.vatican.va/content/dam/salastampa/it/bollettino/documentazione-linkata/ServingWoundedWorld_.pdf#:~:text=Serving%20a%20Wounded%20World%20in%20Interreligious%20Solidarity7%20body,ve%20been%20most%20aff%20ected%20by%20this%20pandemic

 Katharina Smith-Muller, Interreligious Adviser to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, was involved in the drafting of this document and will be a guest speaker at the meeting.   

Invite your friends from other churches. Everyone is welcome.

To book or for more details , please email: catherine.martindale@abdiocese.org.uk.

ALPHA cancelled for the time being. All being well, the next course will start around Easter 2021.

Alpha is a series of weekly interactive sessions, where anyone can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.
Every Alpha session has three key elements: a meal, a talk and a discussion.
Alpha provides an environment where people can once again ask the fundamental basic questions about life: Why are we here?; Who are we?; What is our purpose?

It is a fantastic way to explore these questions, and if you’re already a believer, to gain a deeper understanding of your faith, who Jesus is to us, and how we can enter into a more intimate relationship with him.

If you would like to know more, please phone 07308 952908 and one of the team will call you back and be happy to answer any questions you may have.

This short video clip explains more: https://youtu.be/LNWsW_Ps1Hkaround Easter 2021

ON-LINE SAFEGUARD TRAINING

Click here for more details.

CARE MASS  cancelled for the time being

Every now and then we may be called upon to take on the role of “carer”. Our regular Care Mass is held on a Sunday afternoon and is a time for families to come together, carers and those needing care, to celebrate Mass in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a tea party following Mass giving us the opportunity of sharing and supporting one another.

SENIOR LUNCH CLUB DATES 2020  cancelled for the time being

HOLY HOURS  cancelled for the time being

We have decided to continue having a Holy Hour (normally on the 1st Monday of each month but check the Newsletter) with different focuses for our prayer.