This Week's Messenger


Sunday 16th October 2016

The Patronal Solemnity of S. Luke the Evangelist



Recently Departed

Iris Mary Browster, George Blake


Year's Mind

[16] Andrew Barrett,Ray Lees;  [18] Arthur Sawyer; [19] Cornelius Frederick Hayball, Edgar Graham Foster; [20] Joan Ella Foster; [21] William Homer


Readings for this Sunday

First Reading      Isaiah 35.3-6

A Reading from the Book of Isaiah

Strengthen all weary hands, steady all trembling knees, and say to all faint hearts, “Courage!  Do not be afraid.  Look, your God is coming, vengeance is coming, the retribution of God; he is coming to save you.”  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed, then the lame shall leap like a deer and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy; for water gushes in the desert, streams in the wasteland.

Responsorial Psalm

R/   Your friends, O Lord, shall make known the glorious splendour of

        your reign.

1      All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,

        and your friends shall repeat their blessing.

        They shall speak of the glory of your reign

        and declare your might, O God.  (R)

2      They make known to men your mighty deeds

        and the glorious splendour of your reign.

        Yours is an everlasting kingdom;

        your rule lasts from age to age.  (R)

3      The Lord is just in all his ways

        and loving in all his deeds.

        He is close to all who call him,

        who call on him from their hearts.  (R)

Second Reading II Timothy 4.10-17

Demas has deserted me for love of this life and gone to Thessalonika, Crescens has gone to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia; only Luke is with me.  Get Mark to come and bring him with you; I find him a useful helper in my work.  I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.  When you come, bring the cloak I left with Carpus in Troas, and the scrolls, especially the parchment ones.  Alexander the coppersmith has done me a lot of harm; the Lord will repay him for what he has done.  Be on your guard against him yourself, because he has been bitterly contesting everything that we say.  The first time I had to present my defence, there was not a single witness to support me.  Every one of them deserted me—may they not be held accountable for it.  But the Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed for all the pagans to hear.

Gospel Luke 10.1-9

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit.  He said to them, “The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest.  Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.  Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals.  Salute no one on the road.  Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, ‘Peace to this house!’  And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you.  Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house.  Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you.  Cure those in it who are sick, and say, ‘The kingdom of God is very near to you.”






today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Jose Francisco Fernandes and Rabi Piedade Viegas.



to S. Luke’s this morning where we celebrate the Patronal Solemnity of S. Luke together. There will be a buffet lunch in the hall afterwards.  Please do join us!



During October, traditionally the month of the Rosary, this devotion will be offered each Monday at S. Mark’s at 6.30pm, and at S. Luke’s on Friday 28th October at 9.30 am.



will be celebrated on Sunday 16th October, with a Mass for the whole parish at S. Luke’s.



this Tuesday at 7pm at S. Mark’s.  £5 per person, to include supper (please bring your own drinks).  Sign the list at the back of church.



is now available to purchase in the Rainbow Bookshop.  Stocks are limited, so get yours soon!



Have you entered the Christmas Card design competition yet?  Remember to get your designs in to the parish office by Monday 31st October.  For more details, see the latest edition of InSpire Magazine, and get creative!



On Thursday 10th November 2016 there will be a Concelebrated Solemn Eucharist of Martinmass at the Parish Church of Sarum St Martin, Salisbury, at 7.30 pm.  The Chief Concelebrant and preacher will Jonathan, our Bishop.

Fr Bracey will be attending this special occasion.  If you would like to join him in going along, please let him, or Karen in the parish office know.



The Annual Walsingham pilgrimage will take place from Monday 7th to Friday 11th August 2017.

The cost will be £249.05 per adult and £149.43 per child (under 5s free), to include full-board accommodation (optional transport by minibus will be extra). 

This is a wonderful opportunity for quiet reflection, prayer and fellowship in very special surroundings (see the October issue of InSpire for a review of this year’s pilgrimage).

To secure your place, please send a deposit of £10 to Karen in the Parish Office no later than 31st October.




S. Ignatius of Antioch
6pm Mass, 6.30pm Rosary
 S. Mark

Norma Allum, Elaine Baker, Derek Moreton, Sybil Frostick, Canon Simon Stevenette, Muriel Avenell

S. Luke
10.45am S. Aldhelm

Peter Dance, Tamsin Davis, Shirley Driver, Greta Davies, Denise Keene, Jane Shrimpton, Robin Langton

9.30am S. Saviour

Edward Glass, Constance Groves, Jean Holley, Helen Robinson, Gail Royle, Sheila Maslin, Sam Slade.

9.30am S. Luke

Gordon Clack, Diana Law, Betty Mitchell, Barbara Tomkins, Mick Koncowski, Pete Withers


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

Our Lady on Saturday
9:30am S. Mark

Terry Venn-Adams, Peter Vincent, Clive Viner


Next Sunday's Readings

Ecclesiasticus 35.12-14, 16-19; Ps 33; II Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14


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 9.30 am (from 8th September 2016)


The District Church of St Saviour


Sundays at 9.00 am (Sung 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)

Last Friday of the Month at 9.30 am (Prayer of the Rosary)


The Chapel of St Aldhelm


Tuesdays at 10.45 am (Mass)


And special services by announcement