New Parish Priest
In the letter that I have written to all parishioners today (14 July) I mentioned that various health issues have obliged me to step down as parish priest on 3 September and move to the ‘reserve bench’. Naturally, this is not what I would have wished. St. John’s is a wonderful parish and I have had enormous support, happiness and friendship during my short time here. Nevertheless, Bishop Richard felt that medical advice should be followed so it will be a quieter life for me beyond September. The good news is that at a time of acute shortage of priests the bishop has agreed to send Fr. Stanislaw Mycek, presently Assistant priest at Bognor, to come to St. John’s as the new parish priest on 3 September. I am sure that you, like me, will keep him in your prayers as he prepares to join the parish. God bless for the week.
Weekend of Parish Music
21st & 22nd September 2019
Please click on link below for details. Times of the event will follow shortly.
Mass of Induction - Fr Stanislaw
2nd October at 7pm
11 October 2019
Parish Bereavement Group
In common with many parishes a Bereavement Group is to be formed in our parish with a formal launch on 11 October commencing with a special Mass. This initiative meets a very special need in our community.
Come and join us for a coffee and a chat after the 9.15am Mass on Tuesdays. Around 9.45 am, parishioners come to the hall for an informal get-together. It’s very easy-going and newcomers are made to feel very welcome. We would love to see you there.
26 October 2019
Parish Ciele-Barn Dance with Fish & Chip Supper.
Times to follow.