Please be aware that all paid-for hall bookings are now being handled by an external company. The Parish Office is no longer handling bookings.
Please call Low Cost Halls (Praetorium) on 01372 457651. You will be able to make payment by credit or debit card.
From February there will be Confessions in Polish each Saturday preceding the first Sunday of the month 15:00-17:00.
SPOWIEDŹ W JĘZYKU POLSKIM
Od przyszłego miesiąca, w każdą sobotę przed niedzielną Mszą w języku polskim będzie możliwość spowiedzi po polsku od 3 do 5 po południu.
..... that was read at all Masses on the Solemnity of the Holy Family is now available on the Archdiocese's Website to download and read.
A big thank you for all your support this year with the Crisis appeals.
The 44 shoe boxes were fantastic! Today your generosity has been exceptional. We have raised £460 from the raffle and coffee morning. This money has helped house 22 people over the Christmas period and also can help get them get a chance to work towards ending their homelessness by advice and training.
Your support for the projects that Bart Seniors embark on is amazing. We would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
The Bart Seniors Team x
Following the sad news of the death of Father Tom Creagh-Fuller the following funeral arrangements have been made:
Tuesday 17 December:
19:00 Reception of Father Tomas Creagh-Fuller’s Body followed by Requiem Mass at St. William of York Church, 4 Brockley Park, Forest Hill SE23 1PS
Wednesday 18 December:
12:00 Funeral Mass, St. Edmund of Canterbury Church, 20 Village Way, Beckenham, BR3 3NP followed by a reception in the parish hall - the family will leave later for a private service at the Crematorium.
Father Tom Creagh-Fuller CEP, MA, FRSA, FTCL, STL - a short appreciation
Father Tom passed through St. Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill, as a postgraduate ahead of a teaching career. He served as Director of Music at St. Edmunds, Beckenham, and as Deacon until entering seminary in Rome in 1996. His first appointment after his Ordination was as Curate to us here at St. Bartholomew’s in 2000.
A hugely talented musician, Father Tom was extremely supportive of our parish choirs and orchestra - to the best of our knowledge he has been the only member of our clergy to find the necessary keys and go up to the choir gallery and play the organ! He held a long association with the Bromley Philharmonic Choir (acting as principle conductor from 1991-93), and the Bromley Oecumenical Singers where he was Conductor Laureate.
In the Archdiocese, Father Tom played active roles in Marriage & Family Life, and in the Ongoing Formation of Priests. Recently (June 2019) he had co-authored two books entitled Preparing for Marriage in the Catholic Church, one for Catechists and a companion volume for Candidates.
Father Tom was appointed Parish Priest at Corpus Christi, Brixton Hill in July 2019, and passed away on 5 November aged 69. Requiescat in pace.
The Liturgies will take place at St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, and are as follows:
Sunday 3 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 4 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.