SUNDAY 22nd May 2022


Readings: Acts 14:21-27, Psalm 144  Apocalypse 21:1-5,  John 13:31-35


Sat       21st May        17.30                   Confessions

  18.00                    Beth Jefferson RIP (Friends)


Sun     22nd May      6th SUNDAY of EASTER                                       

                                  08.30                   Edward Przydrozny RIP (Przydrozna)     

10.30                    Ken Crump RIP (McCarthy)


Mon    23rd May       09.15                     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

10.00                     Audrey O’Hara RIP (Frake)            


Tues   24th May        09.15                    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                       Oscar Braganza (Almeida)


Weds  25th May        09.15  ss Bede & Gregory    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                   Ken Crump RIP (Wheatley)


Thurs 26th May        09.15  Ascension HDO        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                  10.00                    Claude-Hume Almeida RIP (Almeida)

                                  19.30                     For the Parish


Fri        27th May        09.15                        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

  10.00                          Derek Botterill RIP (Botterill)


Sat       28th May        17.30                        Confessions

                                   18.00                      Fr Francis Hartley RIP (Parish)


Sun     29th May       7th SUNDAY of EASTER               

                                 08.30                          Andy Perkins RIP (King)         

                                 10.30                       Anne & John Rayer (Choir)



All masses are streamed live and can be viewed via the link.

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Recordings are available. The Sunday sermon is also on the website in printed form.



Your offertory contributions can be made on entry in the baskets at the door or…

Direct Bank Payments to RCAS Bexley, (new name) 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:                      £949.81         Including standing orders

Next week 2nd Collection                       World Communications Day



Please collect them from the back of the Church if you have requested one.



Our hall is available for hire. Please email at ANY time for enquiries and our hall secretary will get back to you. Please do not telephone the parish office or Fr Doug’s emergency mobile number, if you can avoid it. 


Dear Parishioners

From The Conference of Bishops of England and Wales on THE SUNDAY OBLIGATION:

Since the beginning of the pandemic our judgment has been that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded and could be be fulfilled in other ways. Thank God that this situation has now changed. Most people have resumed normal activities, so we believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.

We understand there will still be some who do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation.

                                              God Bless,                                           Fr Doug



Many thanks to all those who attended last week.



You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 18 June from 7.30 until 10.30pm. (Bar open from 7pm).  Great fun for all the family.  No experience necessary!  Tickets will be on sale after each Sunday mass until 12 June.  Adults £8/Child £4.  Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303

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*Children’s Liturgy * Altar Servers * Special Ministers * Catechists * SVP * Volunteer Drivers

* Choir Leader

The Parish Safeguarding Team and representatives from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team will be here on Saturday 28th May 2022 from 9.00 -12.00 noon to process new DBS clearance for you.. The process requires you to attend with three pieces of identification including photographic evidence such as a passport or driving licence and a current utility bill/ bank statement/P60 with your current address.

Thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you on the 28th –  Parish Safeguarding Team



Please note a revised rota for week commencing Monday, 2 May is available for collection from the cleaners cupboard in the Sacristy. We now have two new groups. Each group will clean every ten weeks instead of six weeks previously.



Secretary to Episcopal Vicar for South East London 

and Commissions for Racial Equality and Education

This is initially a 12 month contract for 3 days per week, based in Blackheath to support the newly created Episcopal Vicar function.  This is a senior secretarial position which requires someone with considerable previous secretarial experience and excellent organisational skills.  Must be self-motivated.


Diocesan Central Services Administrator

Based in Bowen House, SE1 this is a full time administrative position which will provide support for a variety of functions as well as covering reception duties.  Must have previous admin/secretarial experience and be very adaptable to changing priorities.

Full details of both jobs are available on the Diocesan website:  Vacancies: Archdiocese of Southwark (


St. Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive – Chaplain 

The successful candidate will be a practicing catholic with an approachable demeanour and friendly way of relating to young adults. Closing date: 5 June, 2022.

For more details see