<![CDATA[St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church Norbury (Streatham) SW16 5DE - Latest News]]>Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:15:00 +0100Weebly<![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.

<![CDATA[Archbishop John's Installation - Video]]>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 20:19:55 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/archbishop-johns-installation-videoIf you were among the many disappointed that the technical difficulties encountered at St. George's Cathedral prevented you from following the Installation of Bishop John Wilson as the 11th Archbishop of Southwark on Thursday 25 July, then you may wish to be aware that the Archdiocese has released this recording of the occasion. Also available to read is the Archbishop's Homily from the occasion.]]><![CDATA[First Holy Communions 2020]]>Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:06:52 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/first-holy-communions-20206616727
Following last week’s preliminary meeting, enrolment forms are now available in the main porch, on the shelf nearest to the Repository. Each form is numbered, so please take them in numerical order. Instructions on what to do are clearly given.
Please read the forms carefully before applying for your child to join the 2020 programme. A separate application is required for each child, so please bear this in mind if you have more than one child looking to join the programme. If you know anybody who might miss this information, please tell them about it.
<![CDATA[Grandparents Day Competition]]>Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:25:02 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/grandparents-day-competition]]><![CDATA[First Holy Communions 2020]]>Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:47:58 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/first-holy-communions-2020
A meeting will be held in the Retro Chapel this coming Monday, 8 July, at 19:45 prompt.

Please note the change of venue.

At this meeting, details will be provided about First Holy Communions here next year.

This meeting is for parents, and relates to those children due to enter Year 3 in September 2019.
<![CDATA[Blessed John Henry Newman to be canonised]]>Mon, 01 Jul 2019 19:14:38 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/blessed-john-henry-newman-to-be-canonised
Pope Francis has announced that Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised in Rome on Sunday 13 October 2019.

​This will take place alongside four others: Giuseppina Vannini, Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, Irmã Dulce Pontes and Marguerite Bays.
This will make Cardinal Newman the first English person who has lived since the 17th century officially recognised as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

Read more about Cardinal Newman here.
Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-90) as painted by Sir John Everett Millais
<![CDATA[Parish Safari to Tanzania 2020]]>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:18:58 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/parish-safari-to-tanzania-2020
Following last year’s successful safari, Father Deo is organising another trip next year, around July/August time.

If the Serengeti, the Ngoro Ngoro Crater, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro and big game animals appeal, then you may well like to consider going.

In order to register your interest, please contact the parish office. Interest in this trip is growing fast!

Have a look back at the 2018 Safari here!!
<![CDATA[Save the Date!]]>Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:45:10 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/save-the-dateParish Dinner & Dance 2020

Our Social Committee is planning to revive our hugely popular Dinner & Dance occasions.

The event will take place on Saturday 15 February 2020, and full details will be announced nearer the time.]]>
<![CDATA[Our Corpus Christi Procession 2019]]>Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:43:49 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/our-corpus-christi-procession-2019Picture
This will take place on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday 23 June, in Norbury Park at 14:00. Our First Holy Communion children and those who have been Confirmed will be joining us.

We shall meet at the entrance to Norbury Park beside the old Police Station, at the bottom of Norbury Avenue where it joins Streatham High Road.

​Please join us in this parish public proclamation of our Faith.

<![CDATA[Farewell, Father Innocent]]>Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:14:21 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/farewell-father-innocent
We bid a sad farewell to Father Innocent this week. Archbishop Peter has appointed him as the Parish Administrator of St. Michael’s Pollards Hill with immediate effect.

Father Innocent will move into his new parish by Friday 21 June. We congratulate him on his new appointment, thank him hugely for his service to the parish of St. Bartholomew's during his time with us, and wish him well as he moves to pastures new.

Details of his farewell event will be announced in due course.
<![CDATA[Appointment of new Archbishop for Southwark]]>Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:03:40 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/appointment-of-new-archbishop-for-southwark
It was announced today, 10th June 2019, the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from office of Archbishop Peter Smith and duly appointed Bishop John Wilson as his successor and Eleventh Archbishop of Southwark.

Upon reaching their 75th year, bishops are required to submit their resignation from office to the Holy Father. Archbishop Peter did this in 2018, and the process leading to a new appointment began soon after.

Archbishop-Elect John Wilson had until his appointment been an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster.
He was born in Sheffield on 4th July 1968. He studied at the University of Leeds before starting his formation for the priesthood in 1989 at the Venerable English College in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Leeds on 29th July 1995, and served as Assistant Priest at St Joseph’s, Pontefract 1995-1998 and at St Joseph’s, Bradford 1998-1999. From 1999-2005, he was a lecturer in moral theology at St Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw and served as Vice Rector. He was Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation in Leeds between 2005 and 2012. From June 2012 to November 2014 he was Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Leeds. Then he was Parish Priest of St Martin de Porres, Wakefield. On 24th November 2015 he was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster, and was ordained Bishop on 25th January 2016.

Archbishop-Elect John’s Installation as Archbishop of Southwark will take place on Thursday 25th July 2019 at 12 noon. Archbishop Peter has been appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese until the installation.
<![CDATA[Barts Seniors' Seaside Outing on 28 June]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:23:50 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/barts-seniors-seaside-outing-on-28-june]]><![CDATA[Coming up!! Table Top Sale - 20 July 11:00-14:00]]>Wed, 05 Jun 2019 18:18:20 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/coming-up-table-top-sale-20-july-1100-1400
A wonderful opportunity to convert your good-quality unwanted items into cash!

Please book your table as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! There are only a limited number of tables available.

You may use our Contact Form to request bookings.
<![CDATA[Last call for Barts Seniors' Seaside Outing on 28 June!]]>Fri, 31 May 2019 16:17:01 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/last-call-for-barts-seniors-seaside-outing-on-28-juneThis event is proving very popular indeed, and all bookings must be made by Friday 7 June at the very latest.

Barts Seniors are organising a coach trip to Worthing. If you would like to go along, please contact the Parish Office. Tickets are just £20 per person, to include Fish and Chips at the famous Harry Ramsden’s Restaurant! The coach leaves here at 09:30, returning at 16:30.

There will be pick up and set down points at St Michael’s Pollards Hill and Fairfield Halls.
<![CDATA[St. Bartholomew's Youth Club]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 16:28:47 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/st-bartholomews-youth-clubFather Deo writes:
After much consultation, careful consideration, thought and prayer, I have taken the decision that the youth club in its present form will cease as of now. Plans are taking shape to restart the club, in a new format, at the earliest opportunity. Once sufficient volunteers have been recruited, and the structure agreed upon, I shall let you know. A date will then be set to get things going again.
In the meantime, on behalf of the parish, and in particular the youth, I should like to thank Eddie Sanders for his sterling work and commitment as club leader over the last 46 years. A celebratory event will be held in his honour.