Events in the Parish

There is so much happening in the pastoral area – we have courses, fund raising activities, stations of the cross and much more. Please take a look at our events page to find out more.

On Saturday 4th November between 10 am—3.30 pm

St Bedes Church

On Saturday 4th November between 10 am—3.30 pm
at St. Bede’s Church. There will be four confirmed speakers. Fr. Jan Nowotnik,

Fr Michael Barnes SJ, Elliot Vanstone and Dr Yvette Harrington.
This is a day to learn about the Church’s engagement with
other religions. An opportunity for you to explore the
Church’s teaching on inter-religious dialogue. To learn
from the experience of others. To influence, and be part
of, your own Parish and the Diocese as both grown in
Christian discipleship.Monsignor Canon Vincent Harvey, Team Leader of
inter-religious dialogue in Portsmouth Diocese, said:
“We re-established the inter-religious dialogue team two
years ago at the request of Bishop Philip Egan. We are now
delighted to offer the Diocese’s first conference on
inter-religious dialogue and are blessed to have engaged
such inspirational speakers. We look forward to opening up
ways of strengthening our relationship with communities
of other faiths in the Diocese of Portsmouth.” To register for this event, click the link

Prayers for Turkey & Syria

Pease keep in your prayers all those who have been affected by the recent earthquakes—those who have
been killed or injured, those who are still missing and all those who are without a home, warm clothing, food and drink.
Please also keep in your prayers all their friends and relatives living elsewhere who are beside themselves with worry. In God we trust.

You Will be my Witnesses – 10 year Diocesan Plan

Following on from the Bishop’s Letter about the ten-year Diocesan plan, the parish is being asked to contribute any suggestions of what should be added to that plan.

Each one of us is needed for the renewal of our Church so that we can realise the vision of Jesus Himself. You Will Be My Witnesses is an invitation to every person and every parish across the Diocese to come together on this journey.

Our Church Needs You!!

Would you consider helping out? We need catechists for Children’s Liturgy, volunteers to help with Social events occasionally, Welcomers to greet people before Mass (to go on a Rota, the more people we have the bigger the gap/frequency needed) and, as always, more volunteers to help with church cleaning – again, the more people we have, the less often you are needed! Please speak with Jan: 01256 577007.