St Mary's Catholic Church

Ministries


Parish Choir

If you wish to join the choir you may wish to contact Maureen Fleet – 01273 504778 – or the Organist for the Sunday 10 am Mass – Charles Wookey – 01273 554954. The Choir leads the singing at the 10 am Mass on Sundays and on Festival Days including Christmas and Easter. It always welcomes new members.

Children’s Choir

This is a group of children and young people who lead the singing at the Children’s Mass at 10 am on the First Sunday of each month. It welcomes those who can play an instrument or who would like to help with the singing.

Children’s Liturgy Group

Each Sunday during term time the children of the Parish have their own Liturgy of the Word in the Parish Hall and in the Cassidy Pastoral Centre during the 10 am Mass.

A rota is in the Church Porch to sign up for assisting with either the Pre-school group or School Years R,1 & 2

Sacristy

Our main Sacristan is David Alfred.

Altar Linens

These are cleaned and pressed by the Sisters down the road at St Mary’s House.

Altar Servers

Children are welcome to come forward to learn about Altar Serving after they have made their First Holy Communion. If you would like to serve at Mass contact the Parish Priest. 

We are particularly looking for young or grown men who would be willing to help in the training of the servers and being MC’s (Master of Ceremonies) at Mass.

Church Flowers

There is a tradition of beautiful flowers in the Church during the various seasons and Feasts of the Year.

If you would like to help please contact Chris Rodrigues or Joan Spells who look after and arrange the flowers in the Church. They would greatly appreciate help in this beautiful service to St Mary’s.

Church Cleaning

Please contact John Morrison if you would like to help with the regular cleaning of the Church. Help is always welcome.

Readers at Mass

We welcome new readers and offer a programme of training giving important guidelines. Once a year we have a morning of reflection followed by some basic training. If you would like to read at Mass please contact the Parish Priest.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help in distributing Holy Communion at Mass and in taking Holy Communion to the sick and housebound. The coordinators are  …  at the Saturday 7 p.m. Mass (Holy Communion under one kind), Claire Shelton-Jones at the Sunday 10 a.m. Mass (Holy Communion under one kind), and Mary Brett at the Sunday Midday Mass (Holy Communion under both kinds).

Gardening

The Parish garden regularly needs tending. If you would like to help please contact the Parish Priest.

Maintenance / Premises

Philip Spells is the one to approach regarding Church maintenance / safety issues.

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