Life in the Spirit Seminars begin on Wednesday

“I ask each and all of you, that as part of the current of grace of Charismatic Renewal you organise seminars of Life in the Spirit in your parishes and seminaries, schools, and neighbourhoods, to share Baptism in the Spirit”.  Pope Francis   St Edmunds is a hub for Life

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Welcome to Fr Andrew Bishop

I am looking forward to serving you in Beckenham as my first placement as a priest. I was ordained just a few weeks ago on 23 February at the grand old age of 64, after studying at the Beda seminary in Rome for four years. Before that I was Pastoral

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Collections at Services

Maundy Thursday The collection will be for Mary’s Meals. (See page 2 of the newsletter.) Good Friday At the Pope’s request the collection is for the upkeep of the Holy Places in Palestine. Easter Masses Offerings made at the Easter Vigil and all the Masses of Easter Sunday are your

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A warm welcome to Mac

Hi, my name is Mac and I’m a second year seminarian studying at Allen Hall. I’m originally from London but spent most of my teenage years on the Isle of Wight before moving back to London for university. I was an actor before joining seminary. I’ve had many great experiences

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Changes to Mass Times

In the late autumn I had to make the difficult decision to reduce the Masses celebrated at St Edmund’s Church. At that point I had just injured my leg and was told I would be unable to stand to celebrate Mass for several months. I was also finally given permission

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Mass Bookings

Parishioners are advised that, regrettably, Mass intentions received at short notice cannot always be accommodated on the dates requested. This is because the calendar becomes booked up very quickly. We are currently fully booked until well into May. To avoid any confusion and disappointment we recommend that your name and

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Home Visits to the Sick and the Housebound

When the country went into lockdown we had to stop visiting sick people in their homes. Even when the restrictions were lifted, many sick and frail people remained understandably reluctant to ask us to start visiting them again. But there is another problem. After the lockdown, many parishioners who had

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Deacon Seán’s Ghana Charity Appeal

This weekend Deacon Seán will be making an emergency appeal at all Sunday Masses on behalf of his charity, the Nankesido Education and Welfare Trust (NEWT). Thanks to a parishioner, Steve Hewitt, NEWT now has a beautiful website, at newt.org.uk where you will find information and pictures about what NEWT

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The World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s event. It is run under the motto “Informed prayer and prayerful action” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. Our service for this year’s World Day of Prayer will take place at

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