Altar Frontal

Altar Frontal

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Christmas and New Year

Sunday, 16 December
A Service of Lessons and Carols at 4pm
followed by refreshments and mince pies.

Christmas Eve, 24 December
Sung Midnight Mass by candlelight at 11.30pm.

Christmas Day, 25 December
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

Wednesday, 26 December
Mass of St Stephen at 9.30am.

Sunday, 30 December
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Festive Organ Recital at 11am
free entry, video screen, refreshments.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Christmas Craftiness

Some of our young people enjoyed a Christmas Crafts session and lunch after Mass on Sunday.

Friday, 9 November 2018


The Sunday School have been working on a Remembrance Day Display.  Well done to them.

After the Parish Mass Father Robert and members of the congregation attended the Act of Remembrance at the Town War Memorial.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Anniversary of Consecration

St Mary's was consecrated by the Bishop of Peterborough, Cyril Easthaugh, on October 26th 1968. The lasting sign of that occasion is the series of twelve consecration crosses cut into the pillars of the nave which were anointed with Holy Chrism by the bishop. Each year, therefore, towards the end of October, we recall the setting-aside of this church for the worship of almighty God. Today we marked the Golden Anniversary of Dedication with a Procession and Solemn Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Richborough and enriched by choir, brass and timpani.  We give thanks for those who, through their generosity and skill, have left us such a priceless building. We remember all those who have served here, including former parish clergy and sisters of the Community of the Holy Name, together with all those who have worshipped faithfully at our altars and built up the life of the Church in this place. Like those who have gone before us, may we also serve God and his Church with faithfulness and generosity.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Book Sale

Another excellent Book Sale!  Many thanks to everyone who worked hard to make today such a great success, together with all our supporters and customers.