Proposal to Decriminalise Abortion

Abortion decriminalisation debate on 23rd October

At present abortion remains a criminal act unless certain conditions are met. Although these conditions have been liberally interpreted they still provide some important protections both for women and for their babies. There is now a campaign to take abortion completely out of criminal law, at least to the point when the baby can survive outside the womb. There will be a Parliamentary debate on this on 23rd October. It is important that our MPs are aware of our concerns and the basis for them as soon as possible.

For further information on the implications and how you can respond see: www.weybridgedeanery.org/giving-witness-priority.html

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First Holy Communion 2019 Enrolment

There will be an information and enrolment evening for parents who, in June 2019, wish their children to receive Holy Communion for the first time.
This meeting is on Monday 24th September, 8.00pm – 9.00pm, in St Mary’s School Hall (entrance through playground in Amelia Road). Children should be 7 years old by 31st January 2019.
We are continuing the new-style diocesan programme, so it is most important that parents attend this meeting. The first session of the programme is on Saturday 29th September, 1.30pm – 3.15pm at St Mary’s School and the Enrolment Mass is at 10.30am on Sunday 30th September.
A copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate will be needed for this Mass, please.
Questions? Please speak to Mary Murphy. It goes without saying that you and your children need to be regularly attending Mass to prepare well to celebrate First Holy Communion (and to continue attending Mass afterwards!).

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Big Need for Parishioners To Volunteer for Church Cleaning

Once again, we continue to be in great need, particularly from younger adults. If you could possibly just give 1 – 2 hours of your time every 4 weeks, you would help keep our church in good shape. Currently we have so few doing so much; many of us well into senior years! Please call Teresa Turner at 01903 211396. We are immensely grateful to the team who so faithfully and so diligently do what they can at the moment – but they do need help!

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Urgent Need for Parishioners to Join Our Cleaning Team

We continue to need younger adults, and particularly people to work with our Thursday and Friday morning team.

If you could possibly just give 1 – 2 hours of your time every 4 weeks, you would help keep our church in good shape. Currently we have so few doing so much; many of us well into senior years! Please call Teresa Turner at 01903 211396.

We are immensely grateful to the team who so faithfully and so diligently do what they can at the moment – but they do need help!

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theASCENT

theASCENT – Discipleship Process for Young People

This October, theASCENT will be launching at Worth Abbey with the support of the diocese.

It’s a three-year discipleship process involving three weekend residentials a year and weekly online group sessions. It’s open to anyone about to go into year 10, 11, or 12 and it’s designed to take people with a real interest in their faith and to help them to make a deeper commitment and to explore who God created them to be, while making a few friends and hopefully having some fun in the process.

For more details, or to apply, visit theascentuk.co.uk or contact Jack.Regan@dabnet.org

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Cleaners Needed

More cleaners needed for our regular cleaning teams. We are in need of anyone fit, and with a little free time, for our 10.00am teams. Just for about 1hr. 30mins ONE day in every four weeks.
Please call Teresa Turner on 01903 211396.

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Pilgrimage to Romania

Once again Fr Terry and Fr Stephen have planned an annual pilgrimage; this time to Romania – an interesting Orthodox country with a fascinating history. There will be daily Mass, visits to the famous painted churches and monasteries, cultural experiences, accommodation in 4* hotels, time for prayer, rosary, confession, delicious food (of course!) and a huge amount of fun and laughter. If you are interested, please ask Fr Terry for a brochure. The pilgrimage (not holiday!) is from 8th – 14th May 2019 and costs £779 for a shared room, half board. Please note that there will be some walking involved. (PS I believe that there is one place still available for our pilgrimage this year to Italy. Speak to Fr Terry).

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