The English Martyrs (Presbytery) 2 East Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1EP
The English Martyrs, St Joseph’s and St Peter’s

Parish of The English Martyrs

One Family Parish
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: The envelopes for the coming year will distributed over this weekend. The Gift Aid Organiser will be at all masses to answer any questions that you may have. If you are not able to collect your set then please contact Geoff Constable on 01460-221085 or email geoffconstable@btinternet.com who will make alternative arrangements. PARISH GIFT AID SCHEME: Letters outlining the changes to the way Parishioners make their donations by standing order will now be sent out by the Diocese in January to avoid Christmas Post. CHARD WALKING NATIVITY: Sunday 15th December, starting at 2.30pm at the Guildhall, Chard. All Singers: Practice on Saturday 21st December after 9.30 Mass. Important so please come. MASS INTENTIONS:  Please use the envelopes supplied and ensure that you fill in all the details requested. In particular, your contact name and details are essential. THE LORD’S LARDER – CHRISTMAS APPEAL  Please bring a gift/s of non-perishable food for those in need in our community and place it in one of the boxes provided in our three Churches. Thank you for your support.
CATHOLIC LADIES GUILD: next meeting is on Tuesday 8th January 2020. For information phone Pat Reed (64500) or Pam Lawrence (77176). MEN’S GROUP: Contact Mick Capps on 01460 261 008 to find out what is happening. SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY meet on the third Monday of each month in Chard. (Next meeting 20th January 2020). New members welcome - please contact Adrian Quinn (72852) PRAYER GROUPS: The Chard Group meets either on a Friday or Saturday afternoon at 5pm in various houses. For more details please contact Kookie on 07740 350558 or 01460 239353. PRAYER & EXPOSITION In our prayers this week we remember the people and Clergy of St. Joseph’s, Bridgwater, and Our Lady & English Martyrs, Burnham on Sea. COFFEE IN CREWKERNE:  Next Coffee morning is on Sunday, 15th December after the 9am Mass, we hope you will come and share it with us. In order not to inconvenience the Methodist congregation, it would be helpful if as many people as possible could use alternative parking. Christmas Hamper Raffle: thank you to everyone who supported this event, which raised in the region of £1500 for the parish. Congratulations to all winners - a full list of prize winners is on our church notice boards. 100 Club: Congratulations to December winners: 1st (£110) Jessica Phillips (Ilminster); 2nd (£ 75 ) Fina Farthing (Chard); 3rd (£50 ) -Muriel Gilbert (Chard); 4th (£25 ) Sheila Theobald (Crewkerne).
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