<![CDATA[St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church Norbury (Streatham) SW16 5DE - Latest News]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:38:25 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Our 2019 Shoe Box Appeal & Christmas Raffle - in aid of CRISIS]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:41:59 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/our-2019-shoe-box-appeal-christmas-raffle-in-aid-of-crisisClick on the images below for details of Barts Seniors' 2019 appeal in aid of CRISIS
<![CDATA[2019 Christmas Carols & Reading - 15 December 14:30]]>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:08:12 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/2019-christmas-carols-reading-15-december-1430]]><![CDATA[Guildford Cathedral Christmas Fair - Coach Trip Schedule]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:33:01 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/guildford-cathedral-christmas-fair-coach-trip-schedule]]><![CDATA[St. Bart's Orchestra - Concert 24 November]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:08:47 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/st-barts-orchestra-concert-24-november]]><![CDATA[Father Tomas Creagh-Fuller RIP]]>Wed, 06 Nov 2019 22:36:31 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/father-tomas-creagh-fuller-ripPicture
Please pray for the safe and happy repose of the soul of Father Tom, who very sadly passed away on Tuesday 5 November.

​Father Tom was a curate here at St. Bartholomew's from 2000 to 2003. He was an  accomplished musician, and hugely supportive of the music in our parish. Requiescat in Pace.

<![CDATA[19:30 Monday 11 November - Mass in Polish]]>Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:04:35 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/1930-monday-11-november-mass-in-polish
At 19:30 on Monday 11 November Father Tomasz will be saying Mass in Polish to celebrate Poland's Independence Day. All are welcome. We hope to commence a regular monthly Mass in Polish from early 2020.
<![CDATA[Christmas has arrived at our Repository!]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:09:15 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/christmas-has-arrived-at-our-repository
In readiness for the Christmas Season, the Repository now has a full stock of Christmas cards at very reasonable prices when compared to the shops, added to which they contain beautiful religious scenes rather than secular themes!

​There are also various gifts and calendars, and the usual range of cards and devotional items in stock. Christmas items disappear fast, so please don’t leave your purchases until the last minute!

The shop is manned by volunteers and is open before the Saturday evening Mass and after all the Sunday Masses.

<![CDATA[The Feast of All Saints - Friday 1 November]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 23:38:21 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/the-feast-of-all-saints-friday-1-november
A painting of various Saints by the Italian artist Fra Angelico (c.1395-1455)
The Feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation when, as on a Sunday, Roman Catholics are obliged to attend Mass. Masses at St. Bartholomew's will be at 07:30, 10:00 and 20:00.
<![CDATA[Archbishop Michael Bowen RIP - Funeral Arrangements]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:53:54 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/archbishop-michael-bowen-rip-funeral-arrangementsThe Liturgies will take place at St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, and are as follows:

Sunday 3rd November:
17:00 Reception into St. George's Cathedral
18:00 Cathedral Mass: Archbishop Kevin McDonald to preside.
20:00 Vigil Service, after which the Cathedral will close

Monday 4th November:
07:00 Cathedral opens
07:30 Cathedral Mass
12:30 Funeral Mass: Archbishop John Wilson to preside
Burial in the Cathedral Crypt at the end of the Mass

All are welcome to be present for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Bowen and to pray for his family.
<![CDATA[A Day With Mary - Saturday 16 November]]>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:06:20 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/a-day-with-mary-saturday-16-november]]><![CDATA[Archbishop Michael Bowen RIP]]>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:59:06 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/archbishop-michael-bowen-ripPicture
Please pray for the safe and happy repose of the soul of The Most Reverend Michael Bowen, former Archbishop of Southwark, who died peacefully in the early hours of Thursday 17 October at St Peter’s Residence in Vauxhall.
Born in Gibraltar in 1930, ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in 1958, Archbishop Bowen served as our Archbishop from 1977 until 2003. He was previously Bishop of Arundel & Brighton.
Details of his funeral will be announced in due course.

<![CDATA[Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman]]>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:26:16 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/canonisation-of-cardinal-john-henry-newmanToday Cardinal John Henry Newman was Canonised (made a Saint) by Pope Francis. Vatican News has produced a recording of the whole of the Canonisation Mass from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. It may be viewed on YouTube from HERE.

A relic of the Saint is will remain on display in the English Martyrs' Chapel at St. Georges Cathedral until 27 October.

St. John Henry Newman's Feast Day is 9 October.
<![CDATA[St. John Henry Newman - 13 October 2019]]>Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:31:42 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/st-john-henry-newman-13-october-2019Update 12 October: The Canonisation Mass will take place at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, from 08:30 (UK time), and the whole of the proceedings will be available to view live here.
On Sunday 13 October Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890) will be canonised by Pope Francis in Rome and become the first Catholic English person to be canonised since the Forty Martyrs in 1970.

Cardinal Newman was Beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 September 2010 whilst the Holy Father was visiting the United Kingdom, and his Canonisation was formally confirmed by Pope Francis on 12 February 2019.

In honour of the occasion the 11:30 Mass will be offered for 'St. John Henry Newman' and some of our Polyphony Choir will lead the singing of four wonderful Catholic hymns set to his words: Praise to the Holiest, Firmly I believe and truly, Help, Lord, the souls that Thou hast made and Lead Kindly Light.
Radio 4's Morning Worship will be broadcast from Birmingham Oratory, which Cardinal Newman founded - the organist for the occasion will be Daniel Battle, one time organist to our Polyphony Choir. The program will be aired at 08:10, and then available on the BBC Radio 4 Website for 'catch-up' shortly afterwards.
<![CDATA[Guildford Cathedral Christmas Fair - Coach Trip - Book early!!]]>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:26:29 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/guildford-cathedral-christmas-fair-coach-trip-book-early]]><![CDATA[Polyphony Choir's 50th Birthday - Sunday 22 September]]>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:47:05 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/poly-choir-50th-birthday-sunday-22-september
At the 11:30 Mass on 22 September, we will be delighted to welcome Archbishop John Wilson to celebrate Mass on the occasion of the Polyphony Choir’s 50th Birthday. We also hope to welcome Father Michael Jones, Father Philip Glandfield and Father Paul Antwi-Bosiako, alongside Father Deo and Father Tomasz.
Anne Rowntree took the first rehearsal on 19 September 1969, forming the Choir at Father Carolin’s request. We’re delighted that Anne will be joining us for the occasion. Terry Jupp, present on that first evening, has given uninterrupted service to the Choir ever since, and we pay special tribute to her.
We hope as many of you as possible will join us for this very special Mass, marking this great milestone in our parish history.
There will be the opportunity to greet Archbishop John after Mass. The Choir’s celebration in the hall afterwards is for invited past and present Choir members only.
<![CDATA[The World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Barts Seniors]]>Sun, 08 Sep 2019 19:25:50 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/the-worlds-biggest-coffee-morning-with-barts-seniors]]><![CDATA[Examination Results]]>Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:56:47 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/examination-resultsThose who have taken GCSEs this year have now received their results under the new marking system. Congratulations to all those who have achieved the passes they hoped for. There will, of course, be those who have not gained the grades they were expecting, and who may be feeling some disappointment. It is important that they consult with staff at their schools in order to determine the way forward that might best suit them.]]><![CDATA[Father Tomasz Margol]]>Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:49:01 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/father-tomasz-margol
Pictured after the Ordination Mass. From the left: Father Patrick Pulcino, Bishop Paul Hendricks, Archbishop Peter Smith, Father Tomasz Margol and Father Peter Littleton
​We are delighted to announce the appointment of Father Tomasz Margol to St Bartholomew’s as Assistant Priest. Father Tomasz was ordained by Archbishop Peter Smith on Saturday 20 July in St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.
Father Tomasz hails from Poland and was a parishioner here a few years ago, during which time he entered our Archdiocesan Seminary, St. John’s, Wonersh.
We look forward with much joy to his arrival on Saturday 8 September! In the meantime, find out a little more about Father Tomasz HERE.
Before Ordination
After Ordination!
Pictures are Copyright © The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark 2019. For further pictures from the Archdiocese of the Ordination Mass see HERE.
<![CDATA[The Assumption - Thursday 15 August]]>Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:06:21 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/the-assumption-thursday-15-augustThe Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Thursday 15 August is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Masses here at St. Bartholomew's will be at 07:30, 10:00 and 20:00.
<![CDATA[St. Bart’s Summer Festival - Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August]]>Fri, 26 Jul 2019 15:56:38 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/st-barts-summer-festival-monday-12-august-to-friday-16-august
Our Social Committee will be running its first St. Bart’s Summer Festival daily from 12:00-16:00 from Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August.

The programme is filled with fun-packed activities throughout the week, for all ages, including: Making your own Books; Craft Workshop; Singalongs, Pampering (nails and hair); Teddy Bears’ Picnic; Seniors’ activities; Bake Off; Cupcake & Biscuit Decorating; Gardening Group; Head and Neck Massage; Table Top Sale.

We are looking for volunteers to help out throughout the week, so please do get in touch with the Parish Office if you can give of your time and talents during the Festival. We need bakers for the Bake Off on
16 August - the cake theme will be 'Sport'.
On Friday 16 August from 13:00-14:00 we shall be having a speaker from the Metropolitan Police, who will be giving a talk (with a presentation aimed at children aged 12 years and above and at parents) called ‘Makepeace: Policing serious youth violence in London’. This is, as we are all aware, a problem locally in the boroughs of both Lambeth and Croydon. Please spread the word and do come along and support this and indeed every event.