Parish of The English Martyrs

Welcome
One Family Parish
OUR PARISH PRIEST Fr Basil Postlethwaite Born in Warrington, Cheshire. He joined the Benedictine Order at Ampleforth Abbey 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.
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
The Ascension of the Lord 28th May 2017 Saturday 27th May.  5.30pm. Mass at St Joseph's, Ilminster. Vigil. Sunday 28th May. 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.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK The coming of the Holy Spirit. Fr Basil As we move into the final period of our celebration of Easter our focus is drawn towards the feast of Pentecost. In today’s gospel Jesus speaks of the coming of the ‘advocate’, the ‘Spirit of truth’. Jesus sees the Spirit as ‘the gift of the Father to believers’. Throughout the Easter Season we have been reminded of the generous giving of God. God is willing to ‘risk everything’ to help us. On Easter Day we renewed our baptismal promises; as we approach the Feast of Pentecost we are invited to consider the consequences of our Confirmation. By being sealed with the Spirit we made a choice to serve the Church in our daily lives. That service must become a reality if we are to fully  participate in Jesus’ victory over sin and death. Our prayer should be for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon each one of us.
The Ascending Lord imparts His Blessing St Aidan's church in Bamburgh 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
See our Mass Intentions page for times of services during the week