SUNDAY 22nd August 2021

21st SUNDAY (B) 

Readings: Joshua 24:1-2. 15-18. Psalm 33, Ephesians:5 21:32.John 6:60-69


SERVICES FOR WEEK  21st – 29th  August 2021 


Sat      21st Aug        11.00                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                                      Francine van Leeuwen (Bowman)                        

Sun     22nd Aug      21st SUNDAY (B)

08.30                                      Len Hennebry RIP (Wilkes)

                                        10.30                                      Raymond Broadbent RIP (Cayford)

                                    Web – available anytime    For the Parish

Mon    23rd Aug         09.30  Rose of Lima                Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Private Intention (Sullivan)

Tues   24th Aug         09.30  St Bartholomew               Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Foundation Mass for Fr George Torre

Weds 25th Aug         09.30  St Louis                        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                      10.00                                      Tony Moffat RIP (Choir)                  

Fri       27th Aug         09.30  St Monica                       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                       10.00                                      Harrington Family RIP (Sheehan)

Sat      28th Aug         11.00  St Augustine                 Confessions

                                  18.00                                      Terry Frogley RIP (Frogley)           

Sun    29th Aug        22nd SUNDAY (B)                

            08.30                                      Foundation Mass for Frances Walliser

                                         10.30                                      Olga Bowman RIP (Bowman)

            Web – available anytime    For the Parish


Go to our website  then click on ‘Sunday Mass’



Direct Bank Payments to RCAS St John Fisher – Bexley, Sort code 51 70 14, Account 01831763

Please put your name and if you use envelopes, your envelope number, as the code.


Many thanks for your collection last week: £927.54 incl standing orders        



The weekly Catholic newspapers:

Catholic Universe and Catholic Times are no longer available. The publisher has sadly gone out of business.

The Herald can be obtained directly by subscription: Ring 0207 448 3607 or go to


Dear Parishioners

MONDAY MASS Please note, we will reintroduce the Monday morning 10.00 mass from Aug 23rd.


We plan to replace our recorded web mass with a live streaming service. This will also enable special events like baptisms, First Holy Communions, confirmations, weddings, and funerals to be viewed by guests unable to attend. The installation cost is about £3000. We have collected over £1000 to date and we are most grateful to all who have donated. If you can make a donation – small or large – we would be very grateful. Donations are gift-aidable. 

 Meantime, in church please:

·      Continue to cleanse your hands on entry.

·      Continue to wear masks on Sundays unless you are in space or are exempt. 

·      At weekday masses you only need to wear masks if you are close to someone else. 

·      Socially distance 1metre. In other words, sit wherever you like but keep a space between yourself and anyone not in your bubble!

·      Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry. 

·      Continue to follow the Track and Trace procedures at weekends only.

·      Only frequently used non-absorbent “touch points” have to be cleansed after mass.

God Bless 

Fr Doug 


We are open in the Hall on Wednesdays from 10.00 till 12.00  All are welcome; spread the word. 


SUNDAY COFFEE MORNING – after 10.30 mass

This provides a wonderful opportunity for growth in our parish as a community.  We are most grateful to Teresa Gilby and Carole Hughes have run the coffee bar over the past few years as well as to Noel who opens up the bar! We now need others to assist. Can you help on an occasional basis by taking a turn on a rota?  Please contact Anne Rayer (01322 523499) or Carol Anderson (07913 698912). Several people have already stepped up and we are grateful to you.



The Latimer Family would like to thank everyone in the parish who helped make David’s funeral so special and so memorable.



We are looking for an experienced person to join our site maintenance and caretaking team.  Based on the Cathedral site in London SE1, which includes residential and office accommodation, as well as public access spaces and a car park. The primary function of this role is to provide handyman/maintenance services across the whole estate and act as a caretaker for the site.  The full advert is on the Diocesan website or email for more details.  Closing date 3rd September 2021



The celebration throughout September recalls the teaching of Laudato Si. Titled “A home for all”, it is designated to enable Christians to come together to care for our Common Home through prayer and action. There is, as part of the season, a highly commended free live event:
The Cry of Creation – A Study Day on Laudato Si on Saturday 4th September, 11 am-12.30 pm
Fr Ashley Beck, priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark and Associate Professor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, who specialises in Catholic Social Teaching, will explore its contents and explain its crucial relevance. To access this free live event go 
to – No registration is needed. The talks will be available subsequently on the same website.