Bishop Pat Lynch to retire

It has just been announced that Bishop Pat Lynch SS.CC, whom we know well in this parish, is retiring. This statement has been issued by the archbishop: The Retirement of Bishop Patrick Lynch SS.CC Following Bishop Patrick Lynch’s submission of his resignation to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, we have

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Church to reopen for Mass

I should imagine that most of you have by now, received the news that once the present lockdown has ended on Wednesday 2 December, our churches can reopen for Mass.  Therefore our first Mass will be on Thursday 3 December. at 10.00 am.  Details are in the newsletter.  We will

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CAFOD Update

THANKS. A big thank you for your generous donations to Cafod’s Harvest Fast day collection. This year’s collection exceeded previous years, showing that despite our own misfortunes this year, many have still reached out to the poorest communities in the rest of the world. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. If you wish to go

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Aid to the Church in Need News

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED’S PILGRIMAGE STATIONS OF THE CROSS—LIVE STREAMED ACN invites you to join them in prayer on Thursday the 19th November at 5.00 pm, as Father Dominic Robinson SJ, ACN UK’s National Ecclesiastical Assistant, will lead the Stations of The Cross livestreamed from his parish in

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St Edmund: Our Parish’s Feast Day

This Monday is the feast day of our patron, St Edmund of Canterbury.  We know him by this title because he was indeed the Archbishop of Canterbury (1233-1240).  He is also known as Edmund of Abingdon (then in Berkshire, now in Oxfordshire), and St Edmund of Rich after his father

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Sunday: World Day of the Poor

This Sunday, the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, is the fourth World Day of the Poor. The Holy Father’s message for today, from the website of the Irish Bishops Conference, is here. The gospel for today is the parable of the talents, Matthew 25: 14-30. God bless and take care Fr

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Mass today for the diaconate formation community

In addition to our livestreamed Masses at 10am and 6pm today, there will be a Mass at 115pm livestreamed to the Diaconate formation community for most of the dioceses in SE England and Wales, of which I am Dean of Studies. Originally we would have been away in Hertfordshire for

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