SUNDAY 29th May 2022


Readings: Acts 7:55-60, Psalm 96 Apocalypse 22:12-14.16 17.20 John 17:20-26


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)


Mon  30th May     09.15       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

10.00        David Mendes (Almeida)    


Tues  31st May     09.15  Visitation of BVM    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00        Kathleen Bowman RIP (Bowman)


Weds  1st June     09.15  St Justin    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                          10.00       John Rayer (Wheatley)


Fri     3rd June      09.15  St Charles Lwanga    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 10.00        Jackie Weedon (Hollis)


Sat    4th June      17.30        Confessions

                          18.00        Andy Perkins RIP (Staden)


Sun   5th June        PENTECOST SUNDAY                  

                          08.30        Margaret Leech (Staden)               

                           10.30         John Bowman RIP (Bowman)




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:     £947.47         Including standing orders

This week’s 2nd Collection is for                       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



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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MASS IN CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE, JULY 9th AT ST. GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th+ wedding anniversary this year please apply no later than15th June if you wish to attend.  To receive an invitation from the Archbishop please email us at and entitle your email with your parish location, e.g. Clapham, Beckenham – giving the following details:  your names, i.e. John and Mary Smith, your home address, the anniversary you are celebrating.   



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



No entrance fee – all welcome.  Lots of stalls running activities for young and old include – BBQ, Grand Raffle, Home-made cales, tombola, live music, Licensed Bar and lots more.  All funds are in support of all the students at St. Thomas Moore School.


ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK 2022 SPRING ASSEMBLY by the Justice and Peace Commission on Saturday, 25th June, 2022 at St Paul Catholic Church, Dover, Kent, CT16 1RU.  Preceeded by Mass at 10.00 am at St. Edmunds, Dover CT16 1BB.  Registration 10.40 am.  Programme 11am to 4pm.  Entitled: Caught in the Act: Tackling the injustice of the Nationality and Borders Act:  Everyone welcome.  Entrance is free.  Lunch provided.  Donations suggested.

Email: or just turn up.