Diocesan Central Services Administrator
Based in Bowen House, SE1 this is a full-time administrative position which will provide support for a variety of functions as well as covering reception duties. Must have previous admin/secretarial experience and be very adaptable to changing priorities.
Full details of both jobs are available on the Diocesan website.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has announced that the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is to be restored from 5 June, the feast of Pentecost.
Read their announcement in full here.
The Diocesan Syntheses, the ‘local’ part of the Synodal process, were submitted to the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on the Friday before Holy Week as part of the two-year process requested by Pope Francis for the Catholic Church.
From left to right: Dr. Mark Nash, Rev. Canon Christopher Thomas, Miss Kate Wilkinson, Sr. Elaine Penrice fsp, Mr. Dominic Belli, Miss Sarah Adams, Rev. Jan Nowotnik, Dr. Austen Ivereigh and Dr. Mary McCaughey
Now, having received each document from the dioceses, along with submissions from national Catholic organisations and other bodies, a National Synthesis Team has started work discerning and drafting the national synthesis for England and Wales that will be sent to the Synod Office in Rome by 15 August 2022. Read more>>>
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Denis Paul, who died at Coloma Court at 08.25 on 24 March 2022.
Father Denis will be remembered by many at St. Bart’s as a priest who warmly and generously gave of his retirement to assist our parish during periods when our parish clergy were away on their annual holidays.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory
Rosemary Clark, Director, writes:
"We sing at the 11:30 Mass, usually on the 4th Sunday of the month.
The aim of the Hymn Choir is to lead and encourage the congregation in the singing of the Mass. We sing well known hymns and the English Chant Mass, (this is the Mass that is in the Parish Mass Books that the Bishops wanted everybody to learn and use).
We also join with the Plainchant Choir to sing on Palm Sunday.
We are a small group of singers and will be very pleased for new members to join us. We do not hold practices, just come up to the gallery about 10 minutes before Mass starts. EVERYONE IS WELCOME."
The role is to provide comprehensive support to the Parish Priest in all administrative matters within the Parish and will cover secretarial, financial and office management work. Read more>>>
During the General Audience on Wednesday [23 February], Pope Francis made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine, saying that the threat of war had caused “great pain in my heart.”
“Despite the diplomatic efforts of the last few weeks,” the Pope said, “increasingly alarming scenarios are opening up,” with many people all over the world feeling anguish and pain. Read more>>>
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has urged the Catholic community to pray for peace in Ukraine as Western nations warn that Russia could invade its neighbour at any time. Read more>>>
The Archdiocese of Southwark is looking to appoint two part-time Priests’ Welfare Officers to join their small team. The roles are responsible for overseeing the health and social welfare of all sick and retired priests within the Diocese. Applications close on 2 March. Find out more>>>