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Monday 10 December 2012

Advent and Christmas Service Times

Sunday, 23 Dec: Lessons and Carols (with Nativity Play) at 4.00pm.
Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass at 11.30pm.
Christmas Day: Sung Mass at 10.30am.

From 26 Dec Mass will be said daily at 9.30am 
(except Sun, 30 Dec - 10.30am as usual).

All Mass times and arrangements back to normal from Weds, 2 Jan 2013.

Sunday 2 December 2012

Christmas Crafts

The Sunday School stayed behind after Mass today for a Christmas Crafts Party.

Thursday 25 October 2012

Rachmaninov Vespers

A concert by the Northampton Bach Choir on Saturday, 10 November, at 7.30pm.
Full details on the NBC website:


Sunday 15 July 2012

The Bishop of Richborough

It was very good to have Bishop Norman with us today, both as celebrant and preacher at the Sung Mass, and afterwards as guest of honour at a Parish Lunch.  The 'snap' below (a convenient windowsill in the parish meeting-room) was taken while the bishop and parish priest were enjoying their lunch - with heads uncovered!  All together now: one biretta, two biretta, three biretta, four...

Monday 18 June 2012

Walsingham Pilgrimage

Some of our pilgrimage group gathered for a quick photo opportunity after Mass on Saturday morning.

Sunday 8 April 2012

A Very Happy Easter

We have been blessed through Holy Week and on this Easter Day by some wonderful homilies from Father Eric Simmons, former Superior of the Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield.  Thank you Father!

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Holy Week and Easter 2012

Our Preacher during Holy Week is Fr Eric Simmons CR who will also be available for confession and consultation.

Palm Sunday
10.35am: Procession from Vicarage and Sung Mass
6.00pm: Stations of the Cross

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, in Holy Week
6.30pm: Mass

Maundy Thursday
6.30pm: Sung Mass of the Lord's Supper, then Watch at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday
3.00pm: Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

Holy Saturday
8.00pm: The Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday
10.30am: Sung Mass of the Resurrection and Regina Caeli

Thursday 15 March 2012

Organ Recitals 2012

Saturday May 5th at 7.30pm
Ian Runnels (St. Paul’s, Bedford)
Audience Video Screen - Free admission - Wheelchair access - Ample parking - Retiring collection.

Saturday June 16th at 7.30pm
Richard Pilliner (London)
Audience Video Screen - Free admission - Wheelchair access - Ample parking - Retiring collection. 

Sunday July 29th at 6.00pm
Stephen Moore (St. Matthew’s, Northampton).
Audience Video Screen - Free admission - Wheelchair access - Ample parking - Retiring collection. 

Saturday 22nd September at 11.30am
Coffee Recital by St. Mary’s Organists: Christopher Colby, Mark Raban, Ben Sinclair, Roger Smith.
Refreshments from 11.15am
Audience Video Screen - Free admission - Wheelchair access - Ample parking - Retiring collection. 

Saturday 3 March 2012

'Whose Presence, Power, is Great'

The Bishop of Ebbsfleet kindly agreed to lead our Lent Study Day on 'Our Lady in Poetry and Prose' and about twenty-five of us gathered to listen to an excellent presentation which ranged from medieval lyrics to Elizabeth Jennings and Edwin Muir.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Saturday 4 February 2012

Parish Burns Night

Some hae meat and canna eat
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.

Forty or so of the parish community enjoyed haggis and a wee dram at the Parish Burns Night last week!

Monday 23 January 2012

The New Year 2012

Some dates for your diary.

Friday, 3 February:
A Parish 'Burns Night' Celebration.

Ash Wednesday, 22 February:
6.30pm. Sung Mass with Imposition of Ashes.

Lent Study Day, Saturday 3 March:
10.30am. 'Our Lady in Poetry and Prose' with the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

Jumble Sale, Saturday, 17 March:
10.00am. Jumble Sale.

Palm Sunday, 1 April:
10.25am. Procession of Palms from Vicarage and Sung Mass.
6.00pm.  Stations of the Cross.

Maundy Thursday, 5 April:
6.30pm. Sung Mass, Procession and Watch at the Altar of Repose.

Good Friday, 6 April:
3.00pm. Liturgy of the Lord's Passion.

Holy Saturday, 7 April:
8.00pm. The Easter Vigil.

Easter Day, 8 April:
10.30am. Sung Mass and Maria Consolata.

Saturday, 14 April:
10.00am. Book Sale.

May Devotion, Sunday, 6 May:
10.30am. Procession OLW and Sung Mass.

Corpus Christi, Sunday, 10 June:
10.30am. Sung Mass, Procession and Benediction.

Saturday, 16 June:
7.30pm Organ Recital.

Saturday, 30 June:
Summer Market.

Sunday, 1 July:
Sunday School Picnic.

Sunday, 15 July:
The Bishop of Richborough celebrates and preaches at the Sung Mass.
Parish Lunch.

Assumption BVM, Sunday, 12 August:
10.30am. Sung Mass.