CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day Appeal

CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day was on Friday, 5 October. At all Masses this weekend there will be a speaker from Cafod and the second collection is for their appeal. Many of you will have taken a Cafod envelope with you last week which should be returned today and there are more

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Our 2018 AGM

Thank you to all those who attended the Parish AGM this month. It was encouraging to see so many of you (100 people compared to 50 at the previous AGM). The Minutes are now available: CLICK HERE  to read them.  

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NEWT: An Update From Deacon Sean

As many of you know by now, I am the chief for welfare and development in the village of Nankesido (also spelt Nankesedo) on the coast of Ghana in West Africa. I am also a trustee of the Nankesido Education and Welfare Trust, the charity I set up to help

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Sacristans Needed!

A characteristic of this church is the devout way in which the worship of God is carried out, and part of how this is done is through the careful and reverent preparation of the sanctuary for Mass by our dedicated team of sacristans across all Masses. By and large last minute ‘flapping about’ is avoided

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Our Parish AGM

Our Parish AGM takes place on Tuesday evening in the Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm and we will start promptly at 8.00pm. Once again may I encourage you all to come along to this important event in the life of the parish. Not only is this an occasion for us to review the past year

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Catholic Youth Ministry Careers Fair

Following the success of our first CYM Careers Fair in April this year, we are planning to hold a second careers event at St James the Great Church, Petts Wood on Saturday 9 February 2019. Come and take part in ‘mock interviews’, receive one-to-one careers advice from industry professionals, find out about the range of

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Kerala Floods – SVP Appeal

This Sunday’s emergency second collection is part of the SVP’s national appeal to raise funds to assist the stricken people of Kerala. Located on the southern Indian coast, Kerala is the most Christian area in India and the SVP is very strong there. Our parish SVP is twinned with St

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A Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to

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