Parish News for Our Lady and St Werburgh and Our Blessed Lady and St John The Baptist

2018

October

Today's update - 14/10/2018

Still updating picture galleries for easier viewing.

This weeks update - 14/10/2018

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week

Events coming up

  • 14th Birmingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Assembly - Saturday 13th October
  • Celebration Day - 14th October
  • Clayton Day of Adoration - Sunday 16th October
  • Kenelm Youth Trust: Bonfire, fireworks and live music. - Sunday 4th November
  • Loggerheads Parish Council: Commemoration of end of World War 1 - 11th November
  • Winter Fayre - Saturday 24th November

Today's update - 7/10/2018

Updating picture galleries for easier viewing.

This weeks update - 7/10/2018

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week

Events coming up

  • 14th Birmingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Assembly - Saturday 13th October
  • Celebration Day - 14th October
  • Clayton Day of Adoration - Sunday 16th October
  • Winter Fayre - Saturday 24th November

September

This weeks update - 16/09/2018

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week

Coming up

  • Pilgrimage of the Sick to the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Hednesford - 16th September
  • Our Lady & St Benedict Church, Abbey Hulton - 22nd September
    80th Anniversary of their foundation
  • Prayer Vigil for the Care of Creation - Tuesday 18th September
  • Potteries Theological Society - Tuesday 18th September
  • Healing Mass -25th September
  • Clayton Day of Adoration - Sunday 16th October

This weeks update - 09/09/2018

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column concerning high school admissions, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week

Coming up is the Pilgrimage of the Sick to the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Hednesford

Also a few improvements to the website have been made. Comments welcome.

This weeks update - 02/09/2018

I hope everyone has had a nice summer!

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week

Coming up on 9th September is the Joint Mass and Picnic at St Werburgh’s and the Pilgrimage of the Sick to the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

Also a few improvements to the website have been made. Comments welcome.

August

This weeks update - 05/08/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week until 2nd September, Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week

Coming up on 9th September is the Joint Mass and Picnic at St Werburgh’s. On 16th October is the Clayton Day of Adoration.

July

Llandudno Trip - 30/07/2018

Llandudno Trip was a very enjoyable day. Following a delay on the Motorway due to a collision (fortunately not serious) the day went smoothly. The weather forecast was not great but we were fortunate that the seaside was sheltered from the breeze and there was no rain until late in the day when we had a short downpour. By then I think everyone was in a café getting ready to come along and board the coach. So a good day was had by all.

This weeks update - 29/07/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week

Coming up on 9th September is the Joint Mass and Picnic at St Werburgh’s. On 16th October is the Clayton Day of Adoration.

Counters needed to join the Counting teams at Clayton: If you are able to help please speak to Kate Hagan, or contact the parish office.

This weeks update - 22/07/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week

The parish Llandudno Trip is Saturday 28th July. Coming up on 9th September is the Joint Mass and Picnic at St Werburgh’s. On 16th October is the Clayton Day of Adoration.

Counters needed to join the Counting teams at Clayton: If you are able to help please speak to Kate Hagan, or contact the parish office.

This weeks update - 15/07/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week. New pictures from the parish Summer Fayre are now online. Thanks to John and Rosalind Hartley.

Coming up this week is the youth group beach party. The parish Llandudno Trip is Saturday 28th July. Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to go.

Counters needed to join the Counting teams at Clayton: If you are able to help please speak to Kate Hagan, or contact the parish office.

This weeks update - 08/07/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week. The Parish/PTA Summer Fayre is Saturday 7th July was yesterday. And so was ENGLANDS 2:1 V Sweden! Added Prayer for Priests on Prayer Page.

There is a Practical Workshop for Parish Catechists on Tuesday 10th July 7pm- 9pm. R.C.I.A. Welcoming adults into the Catholic Church. This workshop will take place at Holy Trinity, Newcastle. North Staffs Area Pastoral Council are holding an Evening of Reconciliation on Friday 13th July at 7.00 pm. At St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale. The parish Llandudno Trip is Saturday 28th July. Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to go.

Counters needed to join the Counting teams at Clayton: If you are able to help please speak to Kate Hagan, or contact the parish office.

St Werburgh Summer Fayre - 08/07/2018

It was a glorious day, in keeping with what is turning out to be one of the great UK summers. The original timing was to be 1 pm to 3 pm; but because England were playing Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup in Russia at 3 pm, it was decided to have the fayre an hour earlier, so that fans could get back to their TVs in time for kick-off. I think my photos reflect the joy of the fayre, with its many activities.

This weeks update - 01/07/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week. Coming up is The Potteries Theological Society meeting on Wednesday 4th July. The Parish/PTA Summer Fayre is Saturday 7th July. See the Junior Bake Off Competition and the collections and lists for helping out.

There is a Practical Workshop for Parish Catechists on Tuesday 10th July 7pm- 9pm. R.C.I.A. Welcoming adults into the Catholic Church. This workshop will take place at Holy Trinity, Newcastle. North Staffs Area Pastoral Council are holding an Evening of Reconciliation on Friday 13th July at 7.00 pm. At St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Trent Vale. The parish Llandudno Trip is Saturday 28th July. Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to go.

Counters needed to join the Counting teams at Clayton: If you are able to help please speak to Kate Hagan, or contact the parish office.
We seem to be losing hymn books! Could we have a local amnesty and everyone search their homes for the missing copies? I know it is easy to take one home and forget!

June

This weeks update - 24/06/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week. Coming up next week is The Pilgrimage to the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Hednesford. Also next week The Potteries Theological Society are meeting on Wednesday 4th July The Parish/PTA Summer Fayre is Saturday 7th July and collections and lists for helping out are now available. The parish Llandudno Trip is Saturday 28th July. Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to go.

Volunteers needed to help serve Tea and Coffee: On Monday 25th June in the parish hall at a Diocesan meeting. Refreshments to be served around 8.15pm – 8.30 pm Please sign the list in the porch if you can help, or speak to Sharon in the parish office.

Counters needed to join the Counting teams at Clayton: If you are able to help please speak to Kate Hagan, or contact the parish office.

This weeks update - 17/06/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week. Coming up this week is the Station Mass on 20th June at St. John the Evangelist. The Pilgrimage to the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Hednesford is on the 1st of July The Parish/PTA Summer Fayre is Saturday 7th July and collections and lists for helping out are now available. The parish Llandudno Trip is Saturday 28th July. Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to go.

This weeks update - 10/06/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week. Coming up this week is the the CAFOD Share the Journey Walk on June 16th at the Sacred Heart and the Station Mass on 20th June at St. John the Evangelist. The Pilgrimage to the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Hednesford is on the 1st of July The Parish/PTA Summer Fayre is Saturday 7th July and collections and lists for helping out are now available.

May

This weeks update - 27/05/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week. Coming up this week is the the Grandparent's mass on 7th June and the Ashley Day of Adoration later in June.The Parish/PTA Summer Fayre is Saturday 7th July and collections and lists for helping out are now available.

April

This weeks update - 22/04/2018

Parish Newsletter and Father Anton's column updated for this week. Our Parish Mission follow up meeting is this Thursday. The session will be a great opportunity to ask the WHAT NEXT? questions and will involve presentations and group discussions. The meeting will take place at 7pm in the Hall, following Evening Prayer at 6.30pm.Also this week is the St Werburgh Parish AGM after 10 am Mass on Sunday.

This weeks update - 15/04/2018

Parish Newsletter and Father Anton's column updated for this week. Parish Mission Page updated with audio from each mission day aswell as pictures. Coming up is the St Werburgh Parish AGM after 10 am Mass on Sunday 22nd April. The Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place on Saturday 26th May to Friday/Saturday 1st/2nd June. Please Note: There will be no Masses Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning this week.

This weeks update - 01/04/2018

Happy Easter! Parish Newsletter and Father Anton's column updated for this week. On Easter Monday there is a Men's Mass.
Coming up in April is the Training and Awareness sessions for parish readers at St Teresa’s, Trent Vale on Tuesday 17th and 24th April. At St Augustine’s Meir on the 8th May is the Devotion to The Divine Mercy. The St Thomas Aquinas Study Weekend on 13th to 15th April. The Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place on Saturday 26th May to Friday/Saturday 1st/2nd June.

March

This weeks update - 25/03/2018

Parish Newsletter and Father Anton's column updated for this week. This week is Holy week. There is the penitential service on Tuesday. Thursday is The Mass of Our Lords Supper with washing of the feet. There is the Passion of Our Lord on Good Friday in the afternoon. Also on Friday are two Ecumenical Walks of Witness. 1) from Our Lady & St Werburgh’s to St Luke’s 2) from Our Lady & St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ashley.
Holy Saturday is the Vigil Mass and Sunday is Easter Sunday. On Easter Monday there is a Men's Mass.
Coming up in April are Training and Awareness sessions for parish readers at St Teresa’s, Trent Vale on Tuesday 17th and 24th April. The Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place on Saturday 26th May to Friday/Saturday 1st/2nd June.

This weeks update - 18/03/2018

Parish Newsletter and Father Anton's column updated for this week. Next week there is the Lord Supper Mass including the washing of the feet. See Forthcoming events page. There are still events taking place during Lent: Stations of The Cross for Children, Lent Prayer and Reflection and the Ecumenical Lent Course
and an Easter Monday Men's Mass. Coming up in April are Training and Awareness sessions for parish readers at St Teresa’s, Trent Vale on Tuesday 17th and 24th April. The Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place on Saturday 26th May to Friday/Saturday 1st/2nd June.

This weeks update - 11/03/2018

Parish Newsletter and Father Anton's column updated for this week. On 29th March there is the Lord Supper Mass including the washing of the feet. See Forthcoming events page. There are still events taking place during Lent: Stations of The Cross, Lent Prayer and Reflection and the Ecumenical Lent Course.
The Potteries Theological Society next meeting will be this monday at 7pm. The Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place on Saturday 26th May to Friday/Saturday 1st/2nd June. Booking forms now available in the porch. Please speak to Judy Somers if you are interested in going.

This weeks update - 04/03/2018

Parish Newsletter and Father Anton's column updated for this week. On the Forthcoming events page there are some new events during Lent: Stations of The Cross, Lent Prayer and Reflection and the Ecumenical Lent Course.
The Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place on Saturday 26th May to Friday/Saturday 1st/2nd June. Booking forms now available in the porch. Please speak to Judy Somers if you are interested in going.

February

This weeks update - 18/02/2018

Parish Newsletter is for this week and next week. Father Anton's column updated aswell as the Forthcoming events page. The Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place on Saturday 26th May to Friday/Saturday 1st/2nd June. Booking forms now available in the porch. Please speak to Judy Somers if you are interested in going. Check out the Events during Lent.

This weeks update - 11/02/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column updated. The forthcoming events page now lists alot of events taking place this month and in March. There are some Lenten events taking place, the Keele Chapel Singers Spring Concert, and the The Birmingham Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
We will be supporting WaterAid for our Lenten charity. Please take a label from the porch and drop into an empty jar at home and collect all your loose change throughout Lent.

This weeks update - 4/02/2018 - Senior Citizen's Party Pictures

Pictures from the Senior Citizen's party on 7th January published. Thanks to Patricia Whitehurst and Ben Taylor. View Pictures >>

January

This weeks update - 28/01/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column updated. On Tuesday 6th February there is the Culture and Cuisine Celebration at St Joseph’s, Trent Vale and the North Staffs Deanery Vocations Mass at St Giles, Cheadle.

Our Mission is now underway! This Mission is for each and every one of us and is a great opportunity to be refreshed and renewed in our life of faith.

This weeks update - 21/01/2018

Parish Newsletter for this week and Father Anton's column updated. New events at church and other parishes are listed.

This time next week our Mission will be underway! This Mission is for each and every one of us and is a great opportunity to be refreshed and renewed in our life of faith.

This weeks update - 14/01/2018

Parish Newsletter and Father Anton's column updated.

The much anticipated Mission will start in 2 weeks’ time! This Mission is for each and every one of us and is a great opportunity to be refreshed and renewed in our life of faith. Please do take a flyer for the full details of the timetable.


2017

Parish Llandudno Trip 2017

The Llandudno trip was very successful especially as it turned out to be a lovely day, a little breezy but not a spot of rain which was unusual for the week. Thank you to our secretary for organising the coach, payments etc. The seagulls did not seem to be causing quite as much havoc this year and the fish and chips were as good as usual. I believe it was rather windy on top of the Great Orme! It was also good to see some of our inter-church friends from St James. Last week they said “Goodbye” to their present minister Nita Edwards. We wish her well in her retirement