There will be a New Youth Group which will run for 6 months from January to June. It will be for anyone in year 4 or above.
I would very much like to thank those who made Friday evening such a memorable occasion for myself and the Parish. Though I have been ordained for 26 years this is the first time I have been Inducted to a particular role in the church. The obligation seems quite daunting but I feel assuared with your help all that is required by the Parish Priest is indeed a realisable opportunity.
I wish to thank the Altar Servers, musicians, all those who helped with the Liturgy and all those who made the Reception such a lovely evening.
First Reconciliation classes start on Sunday 6th November and candidates make their First Reconciliation on Saturday 17 December 2016. The course consists of 6 classes.
First Holy Communion classes (for those born before 31st August 2009) start Sunday 8 January. First Holy Communion Day will be on Saturday 20th May 2017. Forms are available at the back of the church. Please return the forms to the Parish Office as soon as possible to enable us to order books and other material for the candidates.
We welcome our new Parish Priest, Canon Peter Newby, who will celebrate weekday Masses from Monday 22nd August. His first Sunday Masses will be on the weekend of 27th/28th August.
On Wednesday 27th July, Fr Christopher will be leaving St Margarets, having provided us with all the Church’s services and support over a period of 2 ½ years. We wish him all the best wherever his future takes him.
Here is a final message from Fr Christopher before he leaves:
Dear Friends in Christ,
The time has flown by and I shall be going on Sabbatical which I am looking forward to.
For the Attention of all Readers of the ‘Word’ & any Parishioners who would like to join the Team. There will be an Introductory Meeting for existing Readers and new ones Saturday 21 January at
Have you made your First Holy Communion? If so, we welcome you to join the Altar Servers. This is the last opportunity to join this academic year, next in-take will be September.
To take place during 10:30 mass.
Congratulations to our new members of the Guild of St Stephen who recieved their Bronze medals today, representing 2 years of service at the altar.
Please bring a plate of food to share - finger food/buffet fare. Sign up on the sheet at the back of church. Drinks from the bar. All Welcome.
Faith Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & anyone interested in learning more about the Eucharist and Lay Ministry in the Church with Sister Anne Walsh OP
Approx 5 miles. Meet on the platform at St Margaret's train station to catch the 09.45 train to Waterloo. We propose to have lunch at the end of the walk at Wallace Collection cafe.
Talk & Discussion on Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium as a blue print for the 21st century Missionary Parishes.