We extend a warm welcome to Father Richard Reid CSsR, Parish Priest at St. Mary’s, Clapham, as the recently announced Dean of Lambeth, and assure him we will keep him in our prayers as he assumes his new responsibilities.
The Lambeth Deanery encompasses the parishes of Brixton, Brixton Hill, Clapham, Clapham Park, Italian Mission, Norbury, Pollards Hill, Stockwell, Streatham, Streatham Hill and West Norwood
Father Richard takes the place of Father Liam Gallagher who has moved from English Martyrs, Streatham to St. Francis’, Maidstone.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen.
The Parish Office will not be staffed until 10 October 2017. You are asked to be mindful that you may not receive the normal swift response to your call or email. When ‘phoning, please use the prompts on your keypad as required.
The Poly Choir returns for practices on Tuesday 19 September. It commences its preparations for Christmas and its autumn term duties at 20:00 on Tuesday 3 October in the Gallery (enter the church by way of the side door in Ellison Road). This would be the perfect occasion to join. The immediate commitment would be to weekly Tuesday evening practices, and sung Masses on 5 and 26 November,
3 December and our Christmas Midnight Mass. Why not pop along and find out more – bring a friend, perhaps? Click on ‘About the Choir’ at www.polychoir.co.uk to find out more.
Deacon Ged Perkins writes:
"I am still seeking volunteers to participate in my Confirmation Survey. If you are Confirmed and aged between 18-29 please email me HERE or get in touch by way of the Contact Page on this Web site.
Alternatively, look at the page on this website for the link to my online survey, or see posters in the porch."
A reminder that this great Feast of the Church falls on Tuesday 15 August. The Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation, and there will be Masses at 07:30, 10:00 & 20:00 as usual.
Speed humps are to be placed in Ellison Road, Danbrook Road and Arragon Gardens. This will take place between Thursday 3 and Friday 11 August 2017, depending on the weather. These traffic calming works may involve road closures and diversions, and will undoubtedly make it more difficult than usual to find parking spaces near the church. Please drive and park with care and with thought for others during this period.
Please will all parents wanting to enrol their children in next year’s First Holy Communion Programme collect an application form from the black folder in the porch. The form includes all dates and times for next year. If you take a form, please write your name and your children’s names on the list in that folder.
The dates list is also available to download from our Eucharist Page.