This Week's Messenger


Sunday 22nd May 2016







 Ian Perkins, Gwendoline Hambidge


Year's Mind

22] Lily Dance; [26] Joan Warner; [27] Edward William Lewis, William Robinson, Violet Alice Davis, Jack Stanley Adams; [28] Gladys Taylor




Readings for this Sunday


First Reading—Proverbs 8.22-31

The Wisdom of God cries aloud.  The Lord created me when his purpose first unfolded, before the oldest of his works.  From everlasting I was firmly set, from the beginning, before earth came into being. The deep was not, when I was born, there were no springs to gush with water.  Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I came to birth; before he made the earth, the countryside, or the first grains of the world’s dust.  When he fixed the heavens firm, I was there, when he drew a ring on the surface of the deep, when he assigned the sea its boundaries—and the waters will not invade the shore—when he laid down the foundations of the earth, I was by his side, a master craftsman, delighting him day after day, ever at play in his presence, at play everywhere in his world, delighting to be with the sons of men.



Psalm - 8.1,3-9

O Lord, our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all the world : thou hast set thy glory above the heavens!

For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers : the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.

What is man, that thou art mindful of him : and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Thou madest him lower than the angels : to crown him with glory and worship.

Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands : and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;

All sheep and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Governor : how excellent is thy Name in all the world!



Second Reading—Romans 5.1-5

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, by faith we are judged righteous and at peace with God, since it is by faith and through Jesus that we have entered this state of grace in which we can boast about looking forward to God’s glory.   But that is not all we can boast about; we can boast about our sufferings.  These sufferings bring patience, as we know, and patience brings perseverance, and perseverance brings hope, and this hope is not deceptive, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given us. 



Gospel—John 16.12-15

Jesus said to his disciples:  “I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now.  But when the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking as from himself but will say only what he has learnt; and he will tell you of the things to come.  He will glorify me, since all he tells you will be taken from what is mine.  Everything the Father has is mine; that is why I said:  All he tells you will be taken from what is mine.”



will be celebrated this evening at 6.00 pm in S. Luke’s.



will be prayed on each Monday during May at 6.30 pm in S. Mark’s. 



The traditional carpet of flowers will be laid at S. Mark’s on this day.  If you would like to help with this, please come to S. Mark’s from 10 am.  The church will be open from 1pm to 3pm for you to view. 

There will be a Sung Mass, Procession and Benediction at S. Mark’s at 7.30 pm.  Mass will also be celebrated at S. Luke’s as normal, at 9.30 am.



in aid of the Bobby Van Trust, will take place in S. Saviour’s hall from 10 am to 12 noon this Saturday, 28th May.  Please come along and enjoy coffee, cake and good conversation.



will meet on Monday 13th June at 7.30 pm in S. Mark’s hall.  This month we welcome Chris Coyle from Wilts & Berks Canal Trust. 



This year’s pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 9th July.

The Pilgrimage begins with Solemn Concelebrated Mass in Glastonbury at 12 noon.  The Rt Revd Roger Jupp will celebrate the Mass and the Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, will preach.

There will be time for lunch, and then, at 2 pm there will be various stations for the Sacrament of Anointing and the Sacrament of Confession will be heard in a suitable venue (to be announced). 

At 3 pm there will be the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Abbey for Solemn Benediction in the Nave of the Abbey Church.  The president will be the Bishop of Ebbsfleet and the Preacher will be the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield.  If you are interested in going, please let the parish office know as soon as possible.



6pm Mass, 6.30pm Rosary 
S. Mark

Bob Adams, John Aldridge, Norma Allum, Paul Aston, Elaine Baker, George Blake

S. Aldhelm
10.45am S. Aldhelm
7.00pm S. Saviour

Gordon Clack, Peter Dance, Tamsin Davis, Shirley Driver, Greta Davies, Denise Keene, Jane Shrimpton, Janette Matthews

S. Bede the Venerable
9.30am S. Saviour

Sybil Joan Frostick, Kenneth Gibbs, Edward Glass, Constance Groves, Jean Holley, Mair Hughes, Mick Koncowski, Helen Robinson

[9am Morning Prayer
9.30am Mass] S. Luke
7.30pm S. Mark

Diana Law, Sheila Maslin, Betty Mitchell, Derek Moreton, Barbara Tomkins

S. Augustine of Canterbury

Preston,  Pamala Silva, June Tatt, Donald Thompson, Ian Taylor, Fr Robert Pitt

Our Lady on Saturday
[9am Morning Prayer
9.30am Mass] S. Mark


Terry Venn-Adams, Peter Vincent, Clive Viner, Josephine White.



Next Sunday's Reading

I Kings 8.41-43; Psalm 117; Galatians 1.1-2,6-10; Luke 7.1-10



Our Regular Weekly Services

The Parish Church of St Mark

Sundays at 10.30 am (Sung Mass)

Mondays at 6.00 pm (Mass)


1st Monday of the month at 6.30 pm​ (Prayer of the Rosary)

Saturdays at 9.00 am (Morning Prayer)

Saturdays at 9.30 am (Mass)


The District Church of St Saviour


Sundays at 9.00 am (Sung Mass)

Tuesdays at 7.00 pm (Mass)

Wednesdays at 9.30 am (Mass)


The District Church of St Luke


Sundays at 10.30 am (Sung Mass)

Thursdays at 9.00 am (Morning Prayer)


Thursdays at 9.30 am (Mass)


The Chapel of St Aldhelm


Tuesdays at 10.45 am (Mass)


And special services by announcement