Christmas is Coming…

…a few dates for your December diaries: Saturday 1 – 3.00 pm – Mass for the Sick & the Housebound Friday 7 – Parish dinner and dance Sunday 9 – Parish Christmas Fair Sunday 9 – Children’s Advent Service – 3pm Monday 10 – SVP lunch for older parishoners Saturday

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Remembrance Sunday 2018

‘That for which the whole world has long sighed, which Christianity has implored with such fervent prayer, and for which We too, interpreter of the common sorrow, have never ceased to pray with the heart of the father intent on the good of all – that has come in a

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Mass for the Bereaved

All parishioners are welcome to attend our annual Mass for the bereaved, which will take place at 10:00 am on 24 November. During the Mass the names of those who have died in the last 12 months will be read out. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like the names of

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Mass for the Sick and Housebound

A special Mass for the sick and housebound will take place on 1 December at 3.00 pm. There will be priests available to hear confession from 2.30pm and after the Mass if needed. During the Mass there will Anointing of the Sick for all who wish for it. Afterwards everyone is invited to have refreshments in

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Homeless Shelter Volunteer Information

Homeless people in our area need your help! Each year the number of homeless people keeps rising. Across London it is estimated that nearly 5,000 people slept rough last year. To help some of them during the winter months, a new winter homeless shelter is opening close by on 30 December. If you can give a

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Fr Steve’s Party

What a wonderful evening it was! The Hall looked beautiful, the food was brought by the guests and reflected our parishioners national cuisines and was delicious and the Hall was packed with parishioners wanting to wish Fr Steve well. A fantastic team of helpers co-ordinated everything flawlessly and we cannot thank them enough for

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Our New Safeguarding Policy

The safeguarding policy of St Edmund’s, Beckenham is based on the principle that everyone in our community is welcome and loved. We are lucky to have a vibrant parish, with many volunteers supporting our community groups. We appreciate that our leaders and helpers give their time freely and generously, and

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SVP Christmas Lunch for People in Need

The Beckenham St. Vincent de Paul group (SVP) is holding a Christmas lunch on Monday 10 December in St Edmund’s Church Hall. Organised for parishioners who may otherwise feel left out at Christmas, the lunch will be a warm, welcoming and festive experience. Other parishioners are also welcome. Pupils from

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World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday falls this Sunday, 21 October. On this day the whole Church unites in an act of universal solidarity in prayer for its missionary activity and in collecting funds to support the Church where it is too young or too poor to be self-sufficient. Forty percent of Church membership falls into this category.

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New Titles from the CTS

On the reading slope in the porch there is a small catalogue called New Titles published by the Catholic Truth Society. There are some delightful, inexpensive books for young children, which are perfect for them to look at during mass and which would make lovely stocking fillers at Christmas and for adults there are

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