It has come to our attention that our email address book has been hacked into, as a result of which an email, purporting to be from St Bart’s, and claiming to contain a “secure message” was sent to an unknown number of people. If you have received such a communication, please do not open it. If you do open it, and you try to enter an email address and password, they will appear to be rejected, but in fact it will steal your password and mail out to your address book.
If this is the case with you, please change your password without delay. Please note that we shall never send out a “secure message” and you will never be asked to provide a password. Hopefully your security software should prevent you falling for this. Please note that this has had a knock-on effect on all our outgoing emails. If you are expecting a reply, but have not received one, please contact the parish office.
Click here to read the Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Peter Smith for the First Sunday of Advent 2018.
..... to the People of God may be read here. It has been widely available elsewhere since is was published, but is of sufficient importance to bring to your attention should you not have already read it.
..... to Father Michael Jones, Parish Priest here from 1993-2004, who celebrates the Ruby Anniversary of his Ordination on the great feast of Christ the King on Sunday 25 November.
Today there was a special Mass at his parish of St. John Vianney in Bexleyheath to mark the occasion. In a crowded church he spoke, amongst many other things, warmly of his time at St. Bart's and has lost none of his wonderful sense of humour! Among the many members of the clergy on the sanctuary (and in the pews beyond!) were Father Tom Scannell and Father John McGowan (who gave the homily).
Father Tom was a curate here from 1997 to 2000, and retired last month as Parish Priest of Our Lady of Loreto and St. Winefride's, Kew. Father John and his family were Norbury parishioners, and he is a member of the Carmelite Priory Community in Kensington. Also present was Deacon Paul Milligan.
Our Repository is now fully stocked for Christmas.
The shop is manned by volunteers and is open before the Saturday evening Mass and after all the Sunday Masses.
This day of commemoration of those killed in wars and conflict falls on Sunday 11 November 2018.
The date also marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the Great War, as the First World War was known. The Armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Our 11:30 Mass on 11 November will be attended by our uniformed groups, who will pay tribute to our war dead, with the Plainchant Choir providing fitting solemn music.
John Byrne will be representing our parish in laying a wreath at Streatham War Memorial at the Service of Remembrance which commences at 10:30 the same morning
The Polyphony Choir is seeking an organist of grade six or above, with a desire to improve. Good sight-reading would be an advantage; patience with note bashing, and a good sense of humour would be invaluable!
Most importantly, the ability to fulfil a commitment to two Tuesday evening rehearsals (20:00 to 21:30) each month, and 11:30 Masses on first Sundays (not August) plus Christ the King (11:30), Christmas Carol Concert (14:30), Christmas Midnight (23:30), Maundy Thursday (20:00), Good Friday (15:00) and Easter Vigil (20:30).
The stipend is negotiable according to experience. Practice time on the instrument is available by agreement.
The Choir would welcome anyone interested in filling the position to go along and meet them all. You would be welcome to spend a couple of Tuesdays with them without commitment.
This well renowned choir, which is an integral part of parish life, will celebrate its 50th year in 2019, and enjoys a happy social aspect to its work. You will become part of a great and happy team!
Please contact our Director of Music, Tony Price on 020 8647 4435 or email@example.com for further information on this opportunity.
The programme for our children's 2019 First Holy Communion preparation, their parents' participation, and the Masses that everything culminates in is now available to be consulted HERE.
A large selection of videos from Adoremus 2018 in Liverpool may be found on YouTube by searching for "Adoremus 2018" (including the speech marks).
..... will not be fully manned from Friday 14 September 2018 to Friday 28 September 2018 inclusive. Please be patient if expecting a reply from an email. If you need to speak to either Father Deo or
Father Innocent, please call and, if necessary leave a message on their answerphones. Please listen carefully to the phone menu, from which you may select either or any priest.
The feast of The Assumption falls on 15 August, and is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Masses will be at 07:00, 10:00 and 20:00.
As August is a quiet month, we have a number of Masses available for intentions next week 6-10 August 2018, for most 10:00 Masses, whilst all Masses next weekend, 10 & 11 August 2018, are currently available.
If you would like to have a Mass said, please get in touch with the Parish Office as soon as possible, preferably by using the Contact Form on this Web Site. Please note that availability could change at any time.
Please note that our new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
This follows on from GDPR, making for more secure communication around our Archdiocese.
Our Over 55s Tea Club has undergone a change of name. In future it will be known as Barts Seniors Tea Club.
Do have a look at their Web page - a wonderful, popular, and friendly group with a huge range of activities to enjoy and participate in!
For security reasons, will all those who have sets of keys for the hall kindly return them to the Parish Office urgently. Some changes have been made, and you will not be able to enter the hall until you have done this.
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