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
Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time 20th August 2017 Saturday 19th August.  5.30pm. Mass at St Joseph's, Ilminster. Vigil Mass. Sunday 20th August. 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 Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Fr Basil We have been following this Letter for many weeks now. Paul wrote the Letter around 57-58, probably from Corinth. In his ministry he was looking forward to his proposed visit to Spain. It consist of his missionary reflections on the possibility of salvation rooted in God’s uprightness and love. Paul is writing to a Church that he does not know personally. The finished Letter has influenced Christian theology more than any other book in the New Testament. In its central section (chapters 5 -8) Paul stresses that the love of God assures salvation to those who have faith. This leads to liberation from sin, from a misguided self confidence, and from ‘slavery’ to the law. By placing our trust in the Holy Spirit we can achieve the glory which God has prepared for us. It is a wonderful Letter to read carefully
St Bartholomew Downside Abbey in Somerset By kind permission, Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P. Lawrence OP's photo-stream - HERE
See our Mass Intentions page for times of services during the week
Fr Lawrence’s Window