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
MASS ON TUESDAY 28th JANUARY: as work is being carried out in Chard, Tuesday’s Mass will be in Ilminster at 7pm, followed by Exposition until 8pm.. CREWKERNE CHURCHES TOGETHER PRAISE & HEALING SERVICE, Sunday 26th January (today!) at 6pm, Baptist Church, North Street, Crewkerne. The next FILM NIGHT is on Friday 31st January at 7pm - for details, please see poster at the back of our churches. THE LORD’S LARDER: Your help is needed more than ever in the wintertime. Please bring a gift of nonperishable food for those in need in our communities and place it in one of the boxes in our three Churches. Thank you! PARISH COFFEE MORNING: Saturday 1st February 10am - 11.30am. Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee & delicious home-made cakes! This Coffee Morning will be co-ordinated by ‘A Mixture’ (contact no: 01460 62338). PARISH GIFT AID SCHEME: Parishioners who make their donations by the standing order will have received a letter from the Diocese explaining the changes to the system and requesting them to complete new documentation. It would be helpful if this could be completed and returned as soon as possible. If appropriate, an increase in the payment would be very much appreciated.
CATHOLIC LADIES GUILD: the next meeting is on Tuesday 11th February at 11.00am.. There will be a presentation from “Baby Basics”, who co-ordinate the Moses Baskets we fill periodically for mothers and babies in need. Contact Pat Reed (64500) or Pam Lawrence (77176) MEN’S GROUP: Contact Mick Capps (261008) SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY meets on the third Monday of each month in Chard. Next meeting Monday 24th February at 9.30. Contact Adrian Quinn (72852) PRAYER GROUPS: The Chard Group meets either on a Friday or Saturday afternoon at 5pm in various houses. Contact Kookie on 07740 350558 or 01460 239353. The Crewkerne Group meets on alternate Wednesdays at7pm. Contact Pam on 01460 77276 for full details.. PRAYER & EXPOSITION In our prayers this week we remember the people and Clergy of St. Gerard Majella, Knowle, and Christ the King, Knowle West. The Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions: January – Evangelisation: Promotion of World Peace.’That Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of good will may promote peace and justice in the world’. February – Universal: Listen to the Migrants’ Cries: ‘That the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered’. In our own Parish, we pray for all parishioners and visitors; those unable to be with us today, the sick, the housebound, and those who care for them, all who have asked for our prayers, all who have died recently, and all those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May they rest in peace.
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