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St Mary's Catholic Primary School - Reception places


Over the past two years, due to a surplus of places across the borough, St Mary’s Isleworth has been undersubscribed for Reception, which has meant that ALL families who applied were allocated places.

Governors would therefore like to encourage all parents, whose child is due to start in Reception in September 2020 and who want their child to have a Catholic education, to apply for a place at the school.

Farley Marsh

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, South Street, Isleworth, TW7 7EE

November Holy Souls


Every November the church prays particularly for the Holy Souls and Masses will be offered three times a week for them in November. If you would like the deceased members of your family to be included please complete the mauve sheet provided and place it in the Holy Souls envelope and post it through the Presbytery Letter Box with a donation. The completed sheet will then be placed in the basket which will be placed in front of the weekday and Sunday altars for the duration of November.

Confirmation 2020


If you are in Year 9 or above, and wish to be confirmed next year, please collect a Mass attendance card from Father Peter after Mass.

The classes will start after Christmas and last till mid-May. The date for Confirmation has not been set but will probably be in June.

Primary school applications


We would like to you consider St James's Catholic Primary School in Twickenham for your child.

St James's is a high achieving, vibrant school (rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED) and serves the parishes of St James, St Margaret's, St Francis de Sales and St Theodore's. Each child at St. James’s grows in the knowledge and love of Christ. In partnership with parents and the whole community, our purpose is to provide a high standard of education, giving every child the maximum opportunity to realise their potential.

Musical keyboard needed


We are looking to load a musical keyboard for one night only for our 50th Anniversay Concert on 15th November. If you have one that we could borrow please contact Jean in the parish office or text 07913 201 474.

Thank you

Glass Door Project


The Glass Door Project in the west area provides shelters in church halls seven nights a week for homeless men and women, from November until April. St Matthias church on Richmond Hill is part of the seven church circuit and is in need of volunteers for Saturday nights.

Jean McGinley’s retirement


I am very sad to have to report that Jean has decided to retire as Parish Administrator after nearly 25 years working here. Jean has worked for five parish priests: Fr Alexander Sherbrooke who first employed her, Canon John Formby, Fr Jeremy Trood, Fr Christopher de Silva and myself. I have always thought that Jean must know nearly every family in the Parish and she was a great help in identifying parishioners for me when I first arrived as she must have been for previous generations.

Foundation Governor vacancy - St Paul's Catholic College


St Paul's Catholic College is currently looking to appoint a Foundation Governor to join the Governing Body. St Paul's continues to develop with the support of their excellent staff and Governing Body and is in the top 10% of schools nationally.

This position is not applicable to any existing parents of St Paul's children and there is a particular interest in anyone who has an educational background.

For further information with regard to this role please contact our Clerk to the Governors, Jo Chappell on 01932 704119 or email at jchappell@st-pauls.surrey.sch.uk

Project 2019 - Total to date £61,000


The appeal to raise funds for the refurbishment of the hall, attendant facilities and basement was launched before the summer. May I thank those who attended the briefing sessions and who signed up to become a supporter of the project.

I am very pleased to announce that just under £61,000 has been either raised or pledged so far. This is a magnificent start and I am confident that we will reach the target set by the Diocese of £100,000. This will unlock a loan to supplement our resources to complete the project. The loan will be paid back through the rental income of the refurbished hall.