News Items


The UNHCR has today (30th October 2020) launched a campaign to promote community sponsorship `Ties that Bind`.  The campaign tells the story of 5 families across England and Wales, including ours.  Access to the website and the BERG story is found on





Still Striving to Become a Dementia Friendly Parish


Early in the Covid-19 lockdown around April this year, members of the Pastoral Team became acutely aware of the challenges being faced by all our vulnerable parishioners, not least those living with dementia and their carers.


Together with all the other bookings in the parish hall, our usual monthly Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea and Singalong sessions had to be cancelled and we were all very sad that we would not be able to offer a warm welcome to our guests, as was usual on the last Friday of each month.

Vacancy - Shrewsbury diocese In-House Solicitor

The Diocese of Shrewsbury are looking to recruit an In-House solicitor required to provide legal advice and support on a range of matters including employment and HR (including sponsor management for overseas workers), commercial, probate, litigation, and academy conversion.  Based at the Curial Office in Birkenhead.  For full details and application form please see link.


Completed applications should be returned to

Closing date Friday 6 November.

Virtual NUGENT coffee morning 5th November

The virtual coffee morning will include a chance to talk to Phil Thomspn, and features a special guest speaker.  To sign up visit



NUGENT - Pumpkin Carving Stencils and Competition

Nugent have created a pumkin carving stencil pack. It is free to download but they suggest a donation of £2.  Any images uploaded to socialmedia and tagged with @wearenugent will have a chance to win a special prize. Full details are available at


At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE. Please go to or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you. SPECIAL OFFER 3 MONTHS :-£22.00 or 12 Months:- £80.00.


The Sisters have announced the permanent closure of their shop in Bold Street, and are now relocating to 84 Church Street (Ranelagh Street/Hanover Street end) in early November.


This has been a very difficult year for many couples. Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict. Most do not know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it.


This programme has helped 6,000 couples who were experiencing difficulties in their marriage in the past year alone. There is no group therapy or group work

For confidential information about Retrouvaille or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 12th -15th Nov 2020, call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 - or email or visit 


Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England or the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

A telephone helpline and live chat is available 0300 303 1056   LiveChat/ Website


Sunday 16th October is World Mission Sunday Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday, when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Join in on this special day, that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer and celebration of our Church’s mission to share God’s love with all people – ‘Here I am, send me!’.

WMS2020 Poster

Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible: Thank you.

You can download a copy of the Pope's Message for World Mission Day at

Mision have produced a children's worksheet for this Sunday which you can download from