Parish of The English Martyrs

One Family Parish
OUR PARISH PRIEST Fr Basil Postlethwaite RIP The latest information regarding Fr Basils Funeral Mass Plus a letter from Bishop Declan Can be found on this page and Notices Page 1 Notices Page 2
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
Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time 1st October 2017 Saturday 30th September.  5.30pm. Mass at St Joseph's, Ilminster. Vigil Mass. Sunday 1st October. 9.00am Mass at St Peter’s, Crewkerne. 11.00am. Mass at The English Martyrs, Chard. 3.00pm Reception Mass for Fr Basil RIP. 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.
St Basil the Great Cologne Cathedral By kind permission, Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P. Lawrence OP's photo-stream - HERE
Fr Lawrence’s Window
Arrangements for Fr Basil’s funeral The body of Fr Basil will be received into the church in Chard by Fr Louis on Sunday 1st October at 3pm.  Fr Louis will then celebrate Mass. The church will remain open until 10.00pm for anyone who wishes to keep vigil with the coffin. The church will be open again the next morning from 8.30am. The Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Declan in Chard at 11.00am on Monday 2nd October. Fr Basil’s body will then be taken to Warrington by his family for burial with his parents. NB: Unfortunately there will be no parking available in the church car park for either of these Masses. Temporary access for those needing to drop off disabled passengers will be provided.