Parish of The English Martyrs

Welcome
One Family Parish
OUR PARISH PRIEST From Mid Janurary 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 of Advent 17th December 2017 Saturday 16th December.  5.30pm. Mass at St Joseph's, Ilminster. Vigil Mass. Sunday 17th December. 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.
I Am Not He Stained glass from the CUA 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.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice. Indeed theLord is near” The Advent Wreath, with the progressive lighting of its four candles, Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history prior to Christ’s coming. According to tradition, three of the candles are violet representing preparation and repentence, and the fourth is rose. Today we light the rose candle, for this colour anticipates and symbolises the Christmas joy announced in the first word of the Entrance Antiphon: “Rejoice” (Gaudete). In the parish we have much to rejoice about with the appointment of a new Parish Priest, Fr Dominic Findlay-Wilson. Fr. Dominic is currently Assistant Priest at Holy Rood parish in Swindon. He studied at Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome, St John’s Seminary, and University College of Wales in Aberystwyth. He was ordained to the priesthood on 26th July 2014, at Clifton Cathedral. We look forward to welcoming Fr. Dominic to the Parish of English Martyrs in mid-January.