Newsletter & ST.ED.

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Click here to read ST.ED. July 2017

2017 Lent Talks Series: The Church and the Signs of the Times

Catch up with Father Ashley's lent talks by reading these PDF versions:

7th March - The Discernment of Spirits

14th March - Discerning Evil

21st March - Discerning Good

28th March - The Church as a Community of Resistance

4th April - The Church and the Paschal Victory

Pilgrimages to Fatima and the Holy Land 2017

The Parish is arranging pilgrimages to Fatima in August and October, and to the Holy Land in November 2017.

Lead by Father Mark, the Fatima pilgrimages will depart on 11th August and 11th October 2017.

The Holy Land tour will be from 8th to 19th November. Click on the links below for details:

—> Fatima August NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE

—> Fatima October

—> Holy Land

Download Parish Forms

Click on any of the forms below to download a PDF of the form you require. You will need Acrobat Reader to view and print these forms. 

300 Club Form
Baptism Pack
Census Form
Confirmation Pack 2017
Gift Aid Form
Music Survey
Secondary School Pre-Reference Form
Standing Order

Useful Links

Please find a selection of useful links below

The Vatican

Archdiocese of Southwark

Catholic Church in England and Wales

UK Vocations

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

CAFOD - Lent Appeal 2016

Catholic Truth Society

Apostleship of the Sea

www.kilteganfathers.org  The St Patrick's Missionary Society

Beckenham Dementia Café

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - Contact the local branch by email: rcia.stedsbeck@hotmail.com.

Beckenham Circle of the Catenian Association

St Edmund's Church Facebook Page

Bromley Deanery Catholic Youth Ministry Project

Universalis This website publishes the readings and Gospel for Masses every day.  They also have apps available, although these are not free.

Parish Schools

St. Mary’s Primary School - Our Parish School

St. Mary’s is a two-form entry Catholic Primary School situated in Beckenham; our school serves the parishes of St. Edmund’s, Beckenham, St. Mark’s, West Wickham and Our Lady of the Rosary, Hayes. For admission to Reception, 31 places are reserved for parishioners of St. Edmund’s. The school’s Section 48 inspection in February 2009 judged St. Mary’s as being ‘a warm, welcoming and inclusive community with an emphasis on teamwork’. Our staff is made up of experienced, caring teachers and teaching assistants who make learning interesting and enjoyable. For information regarding school admissions, please contact the school office on 020 8650 2355 or EMAIL For more information, visit the school's website: http://www.st-marys-catholic.bromley.sch.uk

Admission applications for three and four year olds born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, for a primary school place for September 2017 are now closed. Vacancies in classes other than Reception arise from time to time. To be included on the waiting list for a place at the school, please complete the Local Authority in-year admissions form and contact the school for a supplementary information form. Visit www.bromley.gov.uk and follow the link to admissions. Please contact the school by EMAIL or telephone 020 8650 2355 if you require further information or assistance.

Bishop Challoner School

This well-known and over-subscribed independent school was founded by   Fr. Byrne, a previous Parish Priest and the Parish Priest of  St. Edmund’s remains the ex-officio Chairman of Governors. There are 3 flourishing departments in the school: Nursery – boys and girls from 2 ½ yrs.; Infant and Junior – boys and girls from 6 ½ yrs.; Senior – boys and girls from 11 +, with a flourishing 6th form. The school thrives with small classes, good academic results and a friendly family atmosphere. Mass is said in the school chapel once a week by one of the Chaplains. Contact the Head teacher on  020 8460 3546,  email: office@bishopchallonerschool.com    For more information, visit the school's website: http://www.bishopchallonerschool.com.

Others

Catholic Secondary schools attended by parishioners include:

 Coloma Convent Girls School, Addiscombe, tel. 020 8654 6228

 The London Oratory, Fulham, tel. 020 7385 0102 

 The John Fisher School, Purley, tel  020 8660 4555

 St. Joseph’s College, Beulah Hill, tel 020 8761 1426

 Bonus Pastor Catholic College, Bromley, tel 020 8695 2100

Secondary School Transfer

The Pre-reference form for Catholic schools is available here. Please return completed forms to the Parish Office marked for the attention of Fr Ashley.

St. Edmund's Catechism Group

The Group prepares children at non-Catholic schools for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The course runs for two years, and children should be in Year 2 or Year 3 at school when they start. We meet monthly between 0930 and 1200 at St Mary's School, Westgate Road, usually on the second Saturday of the month. Our start-of-year Mass will be on Saturday 24th September at 1000 at St Edmund's. This will be followed by registration in the hall over teas and coffees. Information about the courses will be provided by the Catechists so it is important that you attend .

Registration for the year will close on 8th October and no further admissions will be allowed until 2017. If you have any  queries , please email stedscatechismgroup@gmail.com.