Parish of The English Martyrs

One Family Parish
OUR PARISH PRIEST Fr Basil Postlethwaite Born in Warrington, Cheshire. He joined the Benedictine Abbey at Ampleforth and was given the name Basil. Educated in Manchester and Oxford. Ordained December 3rd 1983. Fr Basil’ came to our parish  Saturday 21st Dec. 2013. Celebrating the evening Mass at St Joseph’s Ilminster.
SILENCE:   Can   I   remind   parishioners   that   the   time before   Mass   is   a   time   of   quiet   reflection   and   that there   should   not   be   conversations   within   any   of   the three    Churches.    Please    also    ensure    that    mobile phones remain switched off during mass. Fr Basil THE GOOD NEWS Our Weekly Newsletter 4 page PDF document HERE
How to find us Click HERE for the locations of our three churches. All are welcome to come to any of our Masses, and be part of our community. we look forward to your presence among us.
The English Martyrs (Presbytery) 2 East Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1EP
Saturday 29th April. 5.30pm. Mass at St Joseph's, Ilminster. Vigil. Sunday 30th April. Mass of The Day.   9.00am Mass at St Peter’s, Crewkerne. 11.00am. Mass at The English Martyrs, Chard.
The English Martyrs, St Joseph’s and St Peter’s
OUR MISSION We, the Roman Catholic Parish of The English Martyrs. Three Places of Worship, One Family Parish. Our aim to Worship God, Love each other, Serve the community and Pray for the Power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives In the name of Jesus Christ.
See our Mass Intentions page for times of services during the week
Third Sunday of Easter 30th April 2017 Reading 1 Acts 2:14, 22-33 Psalm Ps 16:1-2. 5, 7-11 r. 11 Reading 2 1 Pet 1:17- Gospel Acc. Luke 24:32 Gospel Luke 24:13-35
Parish Groups SVP (Society of St Vincent de Paul) The Catholic Ladies' Guild, The Book Club, Monthly Coffee Morning, Coffee after Sunday Mass, Men’s Group.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK The glory of this day - Fr Basil It is the Lord’s Passover which we celebrate, for this is the greatest of all festivals, the feast of feasts, as far above all others as the sun that outshines the stars. How can we but rejoice, since we no longer live with the leaven of our former malice and wickedness, but exult with the unleavend bread of sincerity and truth? For yesterday we suffered with Christ upon the cross, today we are glorified with him. Yesterday we shared his death, today he has brought us back to life. Let us worship Christ our Lord, in whom is our perfection. He took what was lowest, that he might give us what is highest. He became poor that we might be made rich. He was tempted, that we might overcome. He died, to bring us salvation. He rose from the dead, and now death has lost its power. In Christ, the heavenly Father has made us his sons and daughters. Let us worship God our Father, and thank him with our lives, as we delight in the victory of Christ our saviour who lives and reigns for us. From an Easter homily of Saint Gregory Nazianzen
Emmaus Fairford parish church. By kind permission, Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P. Lawrence OP's photo-stream - HERE Left click or touch image to enlarge
Fr Lawrence’s Window