Category Archives: Campaigns

Church campaigns, needs and good causes

Church Roof Repairs and Priests’ House Burglar Alarm

We need your help to raise funds for these two important causes for our church. Please support in three ways:

  1. Attend the fund-raising Coffee Morning next Friday 6th March, after the 10am Healing Mass.
  2. If you have any saleable donations please mark them “coffee morning” and leave in the sacristy
  3. Financial support in donations using the BTMyDonate tool (link) or in cash to the church in an envelope

Many thanks for your support!

Be a First Holy Communion Prayer Friend

Each of our First Communion children needs a PRAYER FRIEND someone in
our Parish who will prayer from them as they prepare to receive their First Holy

If you feel you are able to do this, please see Mary or Teresa to
sign up.

There will be a short ‘get together’ to meet each other, in the Parish
Centre after the children’s special 10.30am Mass on 26th April.

CAFOD Lent Fast Day

Lent Fast Day is on 27 February 2015. This Lent, every donation will be matched by the Government, up to £5m. This means your gift will have double the impact, helping more of our sisters and brothers around the world whose lives are being affected by storms, droughts and floods. Please give generously and help CAFOD to make the most of this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many more of those living in poverty and oppression.

Fast Day envelopes will be given out next weekend. Please return them with your gifts on Sunday 29th, not forgetting to complete the Gift Aid section of the envelope if you are a Tax payer – this gives CAFOD an extra 20% at no cost to you!

Foundation Governors for St Mary’s Primary Needed

ST MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL is currently seeking Foundation Governors. Foundation Governors are practising Catholics who care about the education children receive, are keen to help all children to do better and who enjoy a challenging and rewarding role. We are particularly seeking support in the following areas:
• Premises & Facility Management
• P.R. and Marketing
• ICT and/or Management Information Systems
However, all applicants will be welcomed and we will be happy to discuss how you may be able to contribute to the role of the Governing Body. If you are interested in considering becoming a Foundation Governor at our school, please contact Miss M Dargen-Murphy (Chair) or Mrs C Lewis (Headteacher) via the school office.
Tel: 01903 234115Email:

Urgent: Donations Needed to fix the Church Roof

I am most grateful to those who have kindly made donations towards the cost including a family with a young baby. We are thinking of having a special collection, but in the meantime all donations will be gratefully accepted.
If you’d like to make a donation using your debit card now – you can donate online using the BTMyDonate service (

Please Volunteer to Help!

Thanks to those who have volunteered already, but help is still
needed for:-
  • Coordinating Communion for the Sick. See Fr Chris.
  • Flower arrangers Rita Thorley 505153
  • Decorations Group Dennis/Jacqueline Key 243914 are in great need of members.
Please do step forward to help?

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week

Try steaming your veg

Save energy when cooking by using a steamer, ideally when you need to boil something like rice or potatoes at the same time. Steaming is a great way to keep the vitamins in your vegetables too.
Provided by Friends of the Earth

Coffee morning ‘Bring and buy’

FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE MORNING – Coffee morning and ‘Bring and buy’ is on Friday Feb 6th after the 10am Mass . To raise funds for the Parish. Any unwanted gifts and saleable items very welcome , please leave in the Sacristy.

[marked Coffee Morning] See you there !

SMOTA 150 Meeting

ST MARYS 150 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – Please note, there will be a meeting in the social area in the Church on Thursday 29th January at 7.30pm. Please put this date in your diary and come along to exchange ideas etc!

Thank you to all who have already committed themselves.

Help needed – Cleaning, Flower Arrangers and Decorators

Both the Church Cleaning group, Flower arrangers and Decorations Group are in great need of members. CAN YOU HELP?

Please let Fr Chris know if you can help here!