Changes to services during the School Holidays

Please look out for the changes that may need to be made to our usual church timetable during August. This is inevitable when a priest goes on holiday. Any planned changes will be in the newsletter and on this website, but there may need to be the occasional last-minute change

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Parish Open Day – 16 and 17 September

This Open Day is for parishioners to meet representatives from our many parish groups. We invite you to come over to the Hall after the Saturday Vigil Mass and all the Masses on Sunday morning. I think I have contacted every group, but if there is someone who wishes to

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Prayers for the Sick and Disabled

At each Mass celebrated at St Edmund’s the names of deceased and sick parishioners and friends are read out. The list of the sick has become very lengthy and many names have been on it for six months. The clergy team has decided that from now on names will remain

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First Holy Communion Preparation

It is time for parents of children who will be going into Yr3 in September, and those who are older but haven’t yet made their First Holy Communion, to sign them up for the classes that will prepare them to receive this sacrament. All the information can be found here

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International Day

At St Edmund’s, we have had a number of International Days, the last one being on 6th July 2019. They have been truly joyful and uplifting occasions when parishioners have come together to celebrate the rich tapestry of our different cultures. During the pandemic, of course, we were unable to

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Deacon Sean’s Village in Ghana

As some of you will know, as well as being a deacon here at Saint Edmund’s, I am also a chief in Ghana – not an honorary chief, but a real chief, with a real job to do. I am the Nkosuohene, or Chief for Welfare and Development, of Nankesido

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

It was good that many of you who have been commissioned by the archbishop as special ministers renewed your commitment at our various Masses last week. As always, the dialogue in the act of commitment included a reminder to go to one of the days of recollection which the diocese

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International Mass on 15 July 2023

We will celebrate Mass at noon followed by a shared meal in the Hall. Are there a few parishioners who could get together to organise readers, Musicians, bidding prayers etc. for this Mass? We also need a volunteer to coordinate the party in the Hall when we hope people will

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