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Monday 26 December 2016

Weekday Services

No weekday services at St Mary's from Monday, 2 January, to Saturday, 7 January.
Our usual daily programme of services resumes from Sunday, 8 January 2017

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Saturday 3 December 2016

Advent and Christmas Services 2016

Sunday, 18 December
A Service of Lessons and Carols at 4pm
followed by refreshments and mince pies.

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

Sunday, 25 December
Sung Mass at 10.30am.

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

Liturgical Dates 2017

Wed 1   Ash Wednesday               
Sung Mass at 6.30pm

Sun 9     Palm Sunday                     
Procession & Sung Mass at 10.25am
Stations of the Cross at 6.00pm
Thu 13    Holy Thursday
Sung Mass and Procession at 6.30pm

Fri 14     Good Friday                       
Confessions at 9.30am
Stations of the Cross at 10.00am
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm

Sat 15    Holy Saturday                   
Vigil and First Mass of Easter at 8.00pm

Sun 16   Easter Day                          
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Sun 4     Pentecost                          
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Sun 18   Corpus Christi                   
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Thu 29   SS. Peter & Paul               
Mass at 9.30am

Sun 13   Assumption BVM            
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Sun 24   Harvest Thanksgiving     
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Sun 1     October Devotion           
Procession & Sung Mass at 10.30am
with the Bishop of Richborough

Wed 1   All Saints                             
Mass at 6.30pm

Thu 2     All Souls                              
Requiem Masses at 9.30am & 6.30pm

Sun 12   Remembrance Sunday 
Sung Mass of Requiem at 10.30am

Sun 26   Christ the King                  
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Sun 17   Advent III                           
Lessons and Carols at 4.00pm

Sun 24   Christmas Eve                   
Mass at 10.30am
Sung Midnight Mass at 11.30pm

Mon 25 Christmas Day
Sung Mass at 10.30am

Sunday 20 November 2016

Confirmation 2016

Many thanks to Bishop Norman for being with us today - and congratulations to our newly-confirmed members: Mark and Gemma, Faith, Robert, and Lucinda.

Monday 14 November 2016


Many thanks to a friend and neighbour who took this photograph this evening.

Sunday 16 October 2016

Day Pilgrimage

An assorted group of confirmandi, parents, guardians, and grandparents made a day pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday.  Many thanks to Maureen for a warm welcome, Fr Graham who celebrated the Mass, Fr Philip for a great homily, and Sister Angela for her splendid talk in the afternoon.

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Sacerdos in Aeternum

The priests and people of St Mary's Wellingborough rejoice with Father Matthew Robinson (formerly a member of our congregation) on the occasion of his ordination to the Sacred Priesthood.

Saturday 25 June 2016

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Summer Fete

This Saturday, 25 June, from 10.30am.  Raffle, stalls, coffee, cakes, lunches. Do join us!

Saturday 11 June 2016

A Right Royal Organ Recital

Many thanks to Lee Dunleavy, our Director of Music, and Guy Matthews, guest vocalist, for a splendid evening's entertainment.

God Save the Queen

The flag is flying and preparations are all in hand for this evening's Royal Organ Recital and the Parish Lunch tomorrow.

Saturday 4 June 2016

By That Bright Source...

The Sacred Heart no phantom is
Nor phantasy.
By that bright Source man lays his load,
In that vast Room finds refuge there,
In calm may feast,
Till with flung arms the Christ draws nigh.
(Fr Sandys Wason)

Passing Through the Parish Today

Saturday 14 May 2016

Last Night of the (Organ) Proms!

On Saturday 11 June, at 7pm our Director of Music, Lee Dunleavy, will be giving an organ recital in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s ninetieth birthday.  It will include the Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Land of Hope and Glory, Variations and Fugue on the National Anthem, Sullivan’s The Lost Chord, and much more.  Please spread the word and put the date in your diaries!  Video screen. Free entry. Refreshments. Retiring collection.

Friday 13 May 2016

Prayer for Evangelism and Witness

After silent adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, we prayed the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with special intention for the Archbishops' Initiative and for our own parish and congregation, for growth in numbers, generosity and holiness.

Sunday 8 May 2016

Walsingham Pilgrimage

A good pilgrimage, with much fun and plenty of prayer, was made even more memorable by some wonderful weather.  Next year's dates are booked and a few faithful pilgrims have already paid their 2017 deposit!

Sunday 1 May 2016

My Peace I Give You

The Sunday School had a productive morning and members of the congregation were presented with a Peace Dove as a reminder of our gospel reading today.

Saturday 30 April 2016

Novena for Evangelism and Witness

The priests and people of St Mary's will be joining in the national Week of Prayer from Fri 6 May until Sat 14 May. Novena prayers will be said privately and intercessions offered at the daily Mass. On Friday, 13 May, there will be a dedicated time of prayer with Exposition from 5pm, Rosary at 5.30pm, Vespers at 6pm, and Mass at 6.30pm.

Almighty and heavenly Father, we pray for the growth of the Diocese of Peterborough and of the Richborough Episcopal Area. Through your Holy Spirit may we grow in ministry, witness and love, that more people may know your Son, and in our lives and communities your Kingdom come. Amen.

Heavenly Father, your Son Jesus Christ has taught us to be merciful, even as you are merciful. Shine the light of your countenance on us and we shall be saved. Send us your Holy Spirit to consecrate this Jubilee as a year of mercy and grace. Give to your Church renewed enthusiasm that she may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and restore sight to the blind. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saturday 16 April 2016

Monday 4 April 2016

St Mary's Bestiary

A mixed group of youngsters, childminders and parents set out in search of the church fauna today. It was not difficult to find dragons, dolphins, donkeys and doves, but no one found our resident locust and lizard without a little help from the parish priest.

Homecoming Deacon

We were pleased to welcome back Father Matthew Robinson to St Mary's on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Saturday 19 March 2016

This Is Holy Week

Sung Mass with Procession beginning at the Vicarage 10.25am.
Stations of the Cross at 6pm.

Mass at 6.30pm.

Sung Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6.30pm
followed by Watch at the Altar of Repose.
Compline at 9.45pm.

Confessions at 9.30am.
Stations of the Cross at 10.00am.
Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 3.00pm.

Easter Vigil at 8.00pm.

Friday 4 March 2016

Guardian of the World's Redeemer

A Quiet Afternoon with St Joseph.
Saturday, 19 March, 2016.
Begins with Mass at 2pm.

Monday 15 February 2016

Desert Spirituality - A Living Tradition

We were enormously grateful to Rev Catherine Lomas who gave us an excellent Lent Study Day last Saturday.  Twenty-one of us were present to learn more about the saints and traditions of the Egyptian desert as well as the life of the present-day Coptic Church.

Monday 1 February 2016

Some Dates for the Diary 2016

29 Jan: Burns Supper at 7pm
6 Feb: Sunday School at the Bowling Alley
10 Feb: Ash Wednesday Sung Mass at 6.30pm
13 Feb: Lent Study Day at 10.30am
5 Mar: Children's Society Coffee Morning at 10am
12 Mar: Jumble Sale at 10am
19 Mar: Quiet Afternoon at 2pm
24 Mar: Maundy Thursday Sung Mass at 6.30pm
25 Mar: Good Friday Liturgy at 3pm
26 Mar: Easter Vigil at 8pm
27 Mar: Easter Day Sung Mass at 10.30am
9 Apr: Book Sale at 10am
1 May: May Devotion - Procession OLW and Parish Mass at 10.30am
6-8 May: Walsingham Weekend Pilgrimage
28 May: Northants & District Organists Association Recital at 3pm
11 Jun: Last Night of the (Organ) Proms at 7pm
12 Jun: A Right Royal Parish Lunch at 12.30pm
25 Jun: Summer Fete
16 Jul: Concert at 7pm
4 Sep: Nativity BVM - Procession and Parish Mass 10.30am
24 Sep: Jumble Sale at 10am
22 Oct: Book Sale at 10am
19 Nov: Winter Market at 10am
20 Nov: Christ the King Sung Mass and Confirmation at 10.30am
26 Nov: Quiet Afternoon at 2pm
18 Dec: Carol Service and Children's Nativity Play at 4pm
24 Dec: Midnight Mass at 11.30pm
25 Dec: Christmas Day Mass at 10.30am

Sunday 31 January 2016

Burns Supper

A good time was had by all at the Burns Supper last week.  Grateful thanks go to Bill, Sara, their family, and all who lent a hand to make the evening such a success.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Lent Study Day

We are looking forward to our annual Lent Study Day on Saturday, 13 Feb, when the Revd Catherine Lomas will be speaking on 'Desert Spirituality - A Living Tradition'.  Arrivals from 10am and a prompt start at 10.30am.

Redwell Primary School

Three classes from Redwell Primary visited St Mary's in relay on Monday. They studied the features of the building and found out more about our pattern of worship, including an 'interactive experience' with holy water and incense!

Sunday 17 January 2016

When the Snow Lay Round About

The view from the vicarage this morning.

After Mass younger members of the congregation achieved some remarkable likenesses in the Snow Vicar competition.

To add to the seasonal jollity, we were pleased to welcome the Archdeacon of Northampton as our preacher today.  Thank you, Father.