With visiting Confessors.
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.
Dear Friends in Christ,
I can now formally inform you that I shall be leaving St Margaret of Scotland. My time here has gone ever so quickly.
I shall be going on Sabbatical and my successor is Canon Peter Newby who will take up his position here in September and he will also be Chaplain to St Mary's University.
I take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your kindness and generosity. I wish you all every blessing and may God bless you all.
Our monthly meeting of the Mustard Seed prayer group. Over the coming months our speakers include: Charles Whitehead, John Ryeland, Gerard Pomfret and the Catholic Bible School.
Congratulations to Ingrid McKendry who wins the £10 Book Token for her entry in our recent competition.
This is for young people from year 4 and up. We will be watching ‘The Nativity’ with some discussion afterwards, social and pizza.
If you have picked up an angel from the Angel Tree. Please return the unwrapped gift with the Angel attached NO LATER THAN 6.30pm on Sunday 11th December 2016.
Just bring your enthusiasm and willing wrapping hands.
We would like to welcome you to our December Soup Lunch.
For this years First Reconciliation candidates.
On Friday 18th November, the Bishop formally inducted Fr Peter as our parish priest. Many parishioners turned out for the event where we celebrated afterwards with a hog roast and lots of cake.