Parish of The English Martyrs

Welcome
One Family Parish
OUR PARISH PRIEST From Feburary Our new Parish Priest will be Fr Dominic Findlay-Wilson Fr Dominic was ordained on Saturday 26th Jul 2014. You can find more information about Fr Dominic HERE Fr Dominic
THE GOOD NEWS Our Weekly Newsletter 4 page PDF document HERE
The English Martyrs (Presbytery) 2 East Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1EP
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 21st January 2018 Saturday 20th January. 5.30pm. Mass at St Joseph's, Ilminster. Vigil Mass. Sunday 21st January. 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.
Parish Groups SVP (Society of St Vincent de Paul) The Catholic Ladies' Guild, The Book Club, Men’s Group, Monthly Coffee Morning, Coffee after Sunday Mass.
Become Fishers of Men This vibrant stained glass window is in the Dominican church of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Navotas (Metro Manila), the Philippines. By kind permission, Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P. Lawrence OP's photo-stream - HERE
Fr Lawrence’s Window
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.
OUR KENYAN COUSINS As many of you know, I travel to Kenya on a regular basis to work in a rural health centre. In 2014 I visited the nearby Catholic church for the first time and was struck by its simplicity, and how far removed it was from the churches in our parish. At the time, the ‘church’ was a clearing in the bush at the foot of a hill; there were no seats and in the absence of a building, the congregation were forced to sit outside in the relentless heat of the African sun. Thanks to the generosity of the parishioners, money was raised to buy chairs, and now everyone can sit in comfort. There is also a building of sorts, which comprises a metal roof and mud brick walls on three sides, but at least there is some shelter. I had begun discussions with Fr Basil about raising some more money for the church, but he was taken from us before we had been able to make any final plans. I’m holding cheese and wine evening at the Parish hall in Chard on Monday 12th February, when I will give a short illustrated talk to show you what your money was used for. Any donations I receive on the night will be used to finish building the church. I think it would be a fitting tribute to Fr Basil if the event were held in his memory, so our brothers and sisters overseas continue to benefit from his kindness. I do hope you will be able to join me in February. Simon Frackiewic