Altar Frontal

Altar Frontal

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Welcome Home
















We were very pleased to have 'our' seminarian, Matthew Robinson, with us as our preacher today.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas and New Year

Sun, 21 Dec
Carol Service with Nativity Play at 4.00pm.

Wed, 24 Dec
Mass at 9.30am.
Confessions at 10.00am.
Midnight Mass at 11.30pm.

Thu, 25 Dec
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

All weekday Masses, 26 Dec - 3 Jan, at 9.30am.  No evening services at all.

Sun, 28 Dec (Holy Family)
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

Thu, 1 Jan (Mary, Mother of God)
Mass at 9.30am.
Organ Recital at 11.00am (see below).

Sun, 4 Jan (Epiphany)
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

No public services at all: 5 Jan - 10 Jan.

Normal service times resume from Sun, 11 Jan, but may be subject to occasional variation or cancellation because of the extensive works taking place in church during the first half of 2015.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

New Year's Day Organ Recital

'FIREWORKS AND FAREWELL'
THURSDAY 1 JANUARY 2015 at 11:00AM

Admission FREE, with retiring collection

  • Music for the Royal Fireworks – Handel
  • Christmas Concerto – Corelli
  • Andante sostenuto from Symphonie gothique – Widor
  • Toccata from Symphonie No. 5 – Widor
Director of Music Lee Dunleavy begins the New Year with an exhilarating recital of organ classics. The recital begins with transcriptions of two famous orchestral works, George Frederic Handel’s suite of dances for the Royal Fireworks, and Arcangelo Corelli’s baroque concerto which includes folk-like tunes and sounds evoking bagpipes to conjure images of the Biblical shepherds attending the manger at the birth of Jesus.  The recital concludes with two works by French organist-composer Charles-Marie Widor, his reflective and peaceful Andante sostenuto and his ever-popular whirlwind Toccata.  The recital will last 45 minutes and following the recital there will be light refreshments.  This will be the farewell recital for St Mary’s historic organ, which will be out of action for five months until the quinquennial repairs have been completed..

Friday, 12 December 2014

Dates for 2015

Ash Wednesday (18 March)
Sung Mass at 6.30pm

Palm Sunday (29 Mar)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Holy Thursday (2 April)
Sung Mass and Procession Ssmi at 6.30pm

Good Friday (3 April)
Stations of the Cross at 11.00am
Confessions at 11.30am
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm

Easter Sunday (5 April)
Sung Mass and Maria Consolata at 10.30am

Ascension of the Lord (Sunday 17 May)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Corpus Christi (Sunday 7 June)
Sung Mass, Procession Ssmi, Benediction at 10.30am

Most Holy Redeemer (Sunday 19 July)
Sung Mass at 10.30am
Celebrant & Preacher: the Bishop of Richborough

Assumption BVM (Sunday 16 August)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Patronal Festival: Nativity BVM (Sunday 6 September)
Procession of Our Lady and Sung Mass at 10.30am
Preacher: Fr Darren Smith (ACS)

Harvest Thanksgiving (Sunday 27 September)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Anniversary of Dedication (Sunday 25 October)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

All Saints (Sunday 1 November)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

All Souls (Monday 2 November)
Requiem Mass at 6.30pm

Remembrance Sunday (8 November)
Sung Mass of Requiem at 10.30am

Advent IV (Sunday 20 December)
Lessons and Carols at 4.00pm

Christmas Eve
Mass at 9.30am
Confessions at 10.00am
Sung Midnight Mass at 11.30pm

Christmas Day 
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Christmas and New Year

Sun, 21 Dec
Carol Service with Nativity Play at 4.00pm.

Wed, 24 Dec
Mass at 9.30am.
Confessions at 10.00am.
Midnight Mass at 11.30pm.

Thu, 25 Dec
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

All weekday Masses, 26 Dec - 3 Jan, at 9.30am.  No evening services at all.

Sun, 28 Dec
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

Sun, 4 Jan
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

No public services at all: 5 Jan - 10 Jan.

Normal service times resume from Sun, 11 Jan, but may be subject to occasional variation or cancellation because of the extensive works taking place in church during the first half of 2015.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Winter Market

Many thanks to all the workers, supporters and visitors who made yesterday's Winter Market such a success.  Just the usual sort of thing: home-made cakes and biscuits, tombola, crafts, Christmas decorations, and a six foot python...


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014

Confirm O Lord...
















Congratulations to Alice, Elaine, Eve, Guy, Morgan, Nikita, and Shionadnah.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Confirmation 2014

We are looking forward to the Bishop of Richborough's visit for All Saints this year.  Bishop Norman will confirm four youngsters and three adults from the parish.  As part of their preparation the candidates made a day pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine in Walsingham.  It meant an early start!  Here we are ready to set off...


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tuesday Mass

Please note that while Fr Alan Cole, our Assistant Priest, is away on two short-term continental chaplaincies (first Spain, then Romania) the Tuesday morning Mass will be suspended.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

May Devotion

























We enjoyed having Father Edmund Wheat, former Director of the Society of the Sacred Mission, as guest preacher at our May Devotion when we gave due honour to the lowly Virgin of Nazareth who became the Mother of God.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

The Coming Year

Ash Wednesday (5 March)
Sung Mass at 6.30pm

Palm Sunday (13 April)
Sung Mass at 10.30am
Stations of the Cross at 6.00pm

Holy Thursday (17 April)
Sung Mass and Procession Ssmi at 6.30pm

Good Friday (18 April)
Confessions at 9.30am
Stations of the Cross at 11.00am
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm

Holy Saturday (19 April)
The Easter Vigil at 8.00pm

Easter Sunday (20 April)
Sung Mass and Maria Consolata at 10.30am

May Devotion (Sunday 4 May)
Procession of Our Lady & Sung Mass at 10.30am
Preacher: Fr Edmund Wheat SSM

Ascension of the Lord (Sunday 1 June)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Corpus Christi (Sunday 22 June)
Sung Mass, Procession Ssmi, Benediction at 10.30am

Assumption BVM (17 August)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Patronal Festival: Nativity BVM (Sunday 7 September)
Procession of Our Lady and Sung Mass at 10.30am

Harvest Thanksgiving (Sunday 28 September)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Anniversary of Dedication (Sunday 26 October)
Sung Mass at 10.30am

All Saints (Sunday 2 November)
Sung Mass & Confirmation at 10.30am
Celebrant & Preacher: the Bishop of Richborough

All Souls (Monday 3 November)
Requiem Mass at 6.30pm

Remembrance Sunday (9 November)
Sung Mass of Requiem at 10.30am

Advent IV (Sunday 21 December)
Lessons and Carols at 4.00pm

Christmas Eve (Wednesday 24 December)
Mass at 9.30am
Confessions at 10.00am
Sung Midnight Mass at 11.30pm

Christmas Day 
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Dates for Your Diary 2014

Organ Recitals
Saturday, April 26th at 11.30 a.m. – Simon Bland
Saturday, May 31st at 7 p.m. – Pamela Rawlinson (piano)
Saturday, June 14th at 7 p.m. – Lee Dunleavy
Saturday, July 12th at 7 p.m. – Thomas Trotter (Organ Centenary)
Saturday, September 20th at 3 p.m. – NDOA
Saturday, September 27th at 7 p.m. – Ben Giddens
Saturday, October 4th at 11.30 a.m. – St Mary’s Organists

Other Dates
Saturday, March 1st at 10.00am - Children's Society Coffee Morning
Saturday, March 8th at 10.00am - Jumble Sale
Saturday, April 12th at 10.00am - Book Sale
Saturday, June 28th at 10.00am - Summer Fete
Saturday, September 13th at 10.00am - Jumble Sale
Saturday, September 27th at 10.00am - Book Sale
Saturday, November 22nd at 10.00am - Winter Market

Friday, 31 January 2014

Burns Night

Thanks to the team who kept us all fed and watered, to all those who supported on the night, and to Bill for providing a touch of authenticity to the proceedings!




Saturday, 18 January 2014

Strike!

Seventeen children from St Mary's Sunday School - with assorted parents, relations, and friends - spent a successful afternoon at the local bowling alley on Saturday.