September 29 2017
Cardinal Vincent Nichols visited the St Joseph's Almshouses for a Blessing Ceremony following extensive renovations in recent years
September 9 2017
WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS to David Manson-Bahr and Gemma Banks who were married here on Saturday 9 September. We wish them every happiness in their married lives together.
October 2 2016
SEMINARIAN DAN DALEY: A warm welcome is extended to Seminarian Dan Daley. Dan has been assigned to St Mary’s on Sunday mornings to gain pastoral experience and he will also support the First Holy Communion Programme.
September 9 2016
WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS…to Oliver Peter Schneider-Sikorsky & Soraya Kimber whose Marriage was celebrated here on Saturday 27 August. We wish them every happiness in their married life.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: We welcome Jack Thompson, BA MMus. Jack will work with the Sunday 11.30am Solemn Mass Choir at the weekly rehearsals and during the Mass, and give assistance when the whole parish gathers for the liturgies of Holy Week and Christmas. We look forward to his contribution to the life and liturgy of our parish. The 11.30am Mass Choir is made up of volunteers, supported by the DoM, and new members are welcome. Interested? Please contact Ruby in the Parish Office or sign up at the Welcome Weekend.
A NEW PRIEST: Fr Stewart Keeley has been with us since October 2014, ‘on loan’ to the Diocese of Westminster from Lancaster Diocese. He will be leaving us in September to take up a new appointment at the parish of Our Lady & St Joseph, Kingsland in Hackney Deanery. Our gratitude, best wishes and prayers will accompany him. We will have the chance to say farewell in due course, and to express our appreciation to him. We will miss him terribly.
Fr Graham Stokes, will be coming here in September to live and work with me and to serve our parish family here at St Mary’s. Fr Graham is a Londoner, born in 1972 and Ordained to the Priesthood in Westminster Cathedral by now-Cardinal Vincent Nichols on 2 July 2011. He studied for the Priesthood in Valladolid, Spain and Allen Hall, London. Before starting at the Seminary, he studied Economics at the Universities of Nottingham and York. Following his Ordination, Fr Graham served as Assistant Priest in the parishes of Our Lady of Grace and St Edward, Chiswick and Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George, Enfield.
Please pray for Fr Stewart and for Fr Graham as they prepare for transition.
Angela Partridge: Long-time parishioner and member of the Latin Mass Choir, Angela passed away on 12 August 2015. Her funeral Mass was held in St Mary's in early September in a full Extraordinary Form (Tridentine Rite), celebrated by Fr Peter Gee. The Latin Mass Choir sang Vittoria's 'Requiem á 6' and a reception was held in the Rectory. Requiescat in Pace.
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