Advent 2016 1st Sun A - 2016.11.27.pdf

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Paul Barker, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Reg Coleman, Theresa Coverdale, Jane Ebb, Tina Franks, Eddie Francis, Max Levene, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Peter Newton, Sandra Perett, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth Cedric Silverstone, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, DrJohn M.Walshe, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

Bridge chapel

The Masses will begin on Monday 24th April at 10am and continue on Mondays until August 28th.Thank you to those who have volunteered to clean the chapel.

Autumn Club

The next meeting is on Wednesday 26th April at 2pm in the hall when we will do the MATCHBOX EVENT. Prize for most items in your box.

Tea and cakes will follow. All welcome.

Ignite Catholic Youth Festival,

Inviting ALL young people in Year 9 upwards to the29th - May 1st. Come and experience your faith in a new and dynamic way at the Ignite Festival. The weekend will include live music, powerful talks, passionate prayer, interactive workshops. Organised by the Diocesan Youth Service.

See information.

Parish Steering Committee

Members please note that the next meeting is at 19.30 in the presbytery on Tuesday May 2nd. Please send any reports to the parish office for distribution by the secretary.

Marriage and Family Celebration Mass

Marriage and Family Celebration Mass: Bishop Alan warmly invites all married and engaged couples to attend a special Mass celebrating marriage and family at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich on Saturday, 17th June, 12 noon, followed by a lunch reception. will be awarded to those married 1yr, yrs and every multiple of 5 years thereafter. more information, and to RSVP, please contact Kerry Urdzik on 01473 251301, or email

Christian Aid Week

This year, Christian Aid Week runs from 14th to the 20th May, and it is our opportunity to help those who are working to eradicate the causes of poverty throughout the world, so that all can live with dignity, freedom and equality, regardless of faith or nationality. Christian Aid incorporates CAFOD, SCIAF (the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) and Traidcraft, and any donation, however small is welcome. Envelopes for donations will be available in church, and if you can gift aid your donation it will increase it by 25%. Many thanks to you all.

SPUC     Pro-life Chain  

Saturday 29th April,11am to 1pm.for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)be holding an act of witness to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act - a law which has cost the lives of 8.7 million unborn children and resulted in countless women and men being harmed by an abortion experience. The chain is a peaceful and silent kerbside vigil where the pro-life message is witnessed by thousands of passing motorists. It will take place at Evening Telegraph Building, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, PE1 1JW.

Please join the chain and show your support for a culture of life in our country. For further information contact Iain McLaughlan on 07843 565769.

Big Picture

The weekly sessions will restart on 4th May and there will be 2. Thursday morning group at 6 Van Gogh Place at 11.00—12.30, home of Elizabeth Barker. Thursday evening group at 19.30, at 24A Marsh Lane, Hemingford Grey, home of David Kerr. It would be helpful if you could tell the group leader if you are attending the first session. Elizabeth: , David:


The next edition of The Grapevine is due for publication in June, and we welcome contributions from everybody. The Grapevine will also take advertisements from parishioners at a cost of £40, £20 and £10 for a full (A5), half and quarter page respectively. If you would like to place an advert orto contribute any articles (e.g.thoughts on issues close to your heart; recent interesting experiences; book/film reviews; poems etc.), please send to or leave at the back of the church for the attention of Diane Grant. Closing deadline is 26th May 2017.

St Georges

Thank you to everyone who supported this lunch, the total raised for the CUP charity is £372.50. The next lunch is on Thursday May 18th.

Special Publications available NOW:

Diocesan Year Book 2017     - price £3

The Tablet—April 23 rd     - price £3

Catholic East Anglia  Magazine                  - FREE

holy places second collection

Thanks to those who supported the Collection. Amount collected : £340.17

Thank you for your generous collection last week:

Parish Newsletter

Gift Aid Envelopes:


Standing Orders