Parish News for Our Lady and St Werburgh and Our Blessed Lady and St John The Baptist

2019

July

Today's update - 21/07/2019

Dear Parishioners, the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and the events calendar and diary dates are updated. Pictures from our Summer Fayre are published. A big thank you to Rosalind and John Hartley for taking the photographs. Thanks to all those in them too! Happy Holidays!

Events coming up after the Summer Holidays:

  • Joint Parish Picnic at Hanchurch Woods - 15th September

Today's update - 14/07/2019

Dear Parishioners, a small update this week. Updates which include parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and the events calendar and diary dates. A big thank you to everyone who has given of their time and effort to make our events work for the good of all and especially for the good of our community.

Events coming up are:

  • Llandudno Trip - 20th July
  • Joint Parish Picnic at Hanchurch Woods - 15th September

Today's update - 08/07/2019

Dear Parishioners, this weeks updates which include parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and the events calendar and diary dates.

Our Summer Fayre is taking place on 13th July from 2pm until 4pm. This will be followed by a Ceilidh 4pm – 7pm. Please volunteer and add your names to lists in the church porch. Carry on 'Saving and Sorting'!

Events coming up are:

  • St Werburgh Summer Fayre - 13th July
  • Llandudno Trip - 20th July

June

Today's update - 30/06/2019

Dear Parishioners, this weeks updates which include parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and the events calendar and diary dates.

Our Summer Fayre is taking place on 13th July. Please volunteer and add your names to lists in the church porch. Start 'Saving and Sorting'!
See the Summer Fayre Event for more information.

Events coming up are:

  • Potteries Theological Society - 8th July
  • St Werburgh Summer Fayre - 13th July
  • North Staffs Area Pastoral Council – Afternoon pilgrimage to The Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Hednesford - 7th July
  • Llandudno Trip - 20th July

Also the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) have launched a new petition against a new booklet called ‘Abortion and Abortion Care Factsheet’ which gives misleading and wrong information about abortion. Sign the SPUC’s petition form on SPUC’s campaign page on this.

They are also petitioning against the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland, England and Wales in the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill. See SPUC’s campaign page on this.

Today's update - 16/06/2019

Dear Parishioners, this weeks updates which include parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and the events calendar and diary dates.

Our Summer Fayre is taking place on 13th July. Please volunteer and add your names to lists in the church porch. Start 'Saving and Sorting'!
See the Summer Fayre Event for more information.

Also the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) have launched a new petition against a new booklet called ‘Abortion and Abortion Care Factsheet’ which gives misleading and wrong information about abortion. Sign the SPUC’s petition form on SPUC’s campaign page on this.

They are also petitioning against the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland, England and Wales in the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill. See SPUC’s campaign page on this.

Events coming up are:

  • North Staffs Area Pastoral Council Visit to Harvington Hall - Saturday 15th June
  • Ashley Day of Adoration - Saturday 29th June
  • St Werburgh Summer Fayre - 13th July
  • Llandudno Trip - 20th July

Today's update - 09/06/2019

Dear Parishioners, apologies for the website being abit outdated for a time. I'm back behind the stick with this weeks updates which include parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and the events calendar and diary dates.

Our Summer Fayre is taking place on 13th July. Please volunteer and add your names to lists in the church porch. Start 'Saving and Sorting'!
See the Summer Fayre Event for more information

Events coming up are:

  • North Staffs Area Pastoral Council Visit to Harvington Hall - Saturday 15th June
  • Ashley Day of Adoration - Saturday 29th June
  • St Werburgh Summer Fayre - 13th July
  • Llandudno Trip - 20th July

May

Today's update - 19/05/2019

Dear Parishioners, this weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Ashley Christian Aid Week - Today: Songs of Praise at 6pm at St John the Baptist Church
  • Parish AGM after 10am Mass - Today
  • (North Staffs Area Pastoral Council) - Tuesday 14th May: Training and awareness for parish readers
  • Charity Pub Games Evening in support of North Staffs LinkLine - 21st May
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May
  • (North Staffs Area Pastoral Council) Visit to Harvington Hall - Saturday 15th June
  • Llandudno Trip - 20th July

Today's update - 12/05/2019

Dear Parishioners, this weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Ashley Christian Aid Week - 13th to 19th May
  • Parish AGM after 10am Mass - 19th May
  • (North Staffs Area Pastoral Council) Training and awareness for parish readers - Tuesday 14th May
  • Charity Pub Games Evening in support of North Staffs LinkLine - 21st May
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May
  • (North Staffs Area Pastoral Council) Visit to Harvington Hall - Saturday 15th June
  • Llandudno Trip - 20th July

Today's update - 05/05/2019

Dear Parishioners, I hope that you all had a nice Easter and holiday.

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Ashley Christian Aid Week - 13th to 19th May
  • Training and awareness for parish readers - Tuesday 14th May
  • Charity Pub Games Evening in support of North Staffs LinkLine - 21st May
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May

April

Today's update - 21/04/2019

A very Happy Easter to you all! This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Easter Monday
  • Devotion to the Divine Mercy - From 28th April
  • The Birmingham Diocesan Education Service
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May

Today's update - 14/04/2019

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May
  • North Staffs Area Pastoral Council – Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Triduum Times for Clayton and Ashley

  • Holy Thursday 7.30 pm (Clayton)
  • Good Friday 3.00 pm (Clayton)
  • Easter Vigil 8.00 pm (Clayton)
  • Easter Sunday 9.30 am (Ashley)
  • Easter Sunday 11.00am (Clayton)

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: On Thursday 18th April at 7.30 pm at St Werburgh’s.
List for Washing of Feet: Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to take part.
List for Watching until Midnight: Please sign the list in the porch. Two people at each time slot please.

Your Church Needs YOU - 07/04/2019

But, we need a whole group still (3-4 people). PLEASE consider this request. How about a MEN’S group? Or surely there is a group of friends in the Parish, willing to volunteer, once every six weeks for one and a half hours of their time? Contact Sharon in the office or Rosalind on 639421.

Today's update - 07/04/2019

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Chinese Banquet - LinkLine Fundraiser (Sunday 7th April)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May
  • North Staffs Area Pastoral Council – Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Triduum Times for Clayton and Ashley

  • Holy Thursday 7.30 pm (Clayton)
  • Good Friday 3.00 pm (Clayton)
  • Easter Vigil 8.00 pm (Clayton)
  • Easter Sunday 9.30 am (Ashley)
  • Easter Sunday 11.00am (Clayton)

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: On Thursday 18th April at 7.30 pm at St Werburgh’s.
List for Washing of Feet: Please sign the list in the porch if you would like to take part.
List for Watching until Midnight: Please sign the list in the porch. Two people at each time slot please.

Lenten Penitential Services

  • Monday 15th April, 7pm, Holy Trinity, Newcastle under Lyme
  • Monday 15th April, 7pm St Augustine (with St Gregory’s) at Meir
  • Tuesday 16th April, 7pm Sacred Heart, Hanley
  • Tuesday 16th April, 7pm, St Giles, Cheadle
  • Tuesday 16th April 7.15pm Our Lady & St Werburgh’s Clayton.

March

Your Church Needs YOU - 31/03/2019

But, we need a whole group still (3-4 people). PLEASE consider this request. How about a MEN’S group? Or surely there is a group of friends in the Parish, willing to volunteer, once every six weeks for one and a half hours of their time? Contact Sharon in the office or Rosalind on 639421.

Today's update - 31/03/2019

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Lenten Reflections with Laudato Si (From Monday 18th March)
  • Chinese Banquet - LinkLine Fundraiser (Sunday 7th April)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May
  • North Staffs Area Pastoral Council – Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

50+ Newsletter Subscribers - 24/03/2019

A big thank you to all the email newsletter subscribers. There are now 50+ subsribers as off today.

Today's update - 24/03/2019

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Lenten Reflections with Laudato Si ( From Monday 18th March)
  • Chinese Banquet - LinkLine Fundraiser (Sunday 7th April)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May
  • North Staffs Area Pastoral Council – Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Website Address Changing - From Today - 17/03/2019

Our new website address has an SSL connection and our website address will be https://www.ourladyandstwerburgh.org.uk from today.
Note the 's' in the http://.

Today's update - 17/03/2019

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Lenten Reflections with Laudato Si (Monday 18th March)
  • Dementia Prayer Week (Continues until 19th March)
  • Every Life Matters – a talk by Life Charity (Saturday 23rd March)
  • Chinese Banquet - LinkLine Fundraiser (Sunday 7th April)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May

Website Address Changing - Next Week - 10/03/2019

Be aware or be square! Website address changing from next week to ourladyandstwerburgh.org.uk. Further notices next week.

Today's update - 10/03/2019

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS - A Parish Mission for Lent (12th to 14th March)
  • Lenten Retreat (Saturday 16th March)
  • Every Life Matters – a talk by Life Charity (Saturday 23rd March)
  • Chinese Banquet - LinkLine Fundraiser(Sunday 7th April)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May

Today's update - 03/03/2019

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • Lenten Retreat (Saturday 16th March)
  • Every Life Matters – a talk by Life Charity (Saturday 23rd March)
  • Chinese Banquet - LinkLine Fundraiser(Sunday 7th April)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 25th May – 31st May

February

Today's update - 17/02/2019

This weeks updates are the parish newsletter, Father Anton's column, and events calendar and diary dates updated for this week.

Events coming up are:

  • CAFOD Meeting (Wednesday 20th February)
  • Potteries Theological Society (Wednesday 27th February)
  • North Staffs Deanery Vocations Mass (Thursday 28th February)
  • Ashley Parish Women’s World Day of Prayer (Friday March 1st)
  • LinkLine Fundraiser (Saturday 2nd March)

Bottle and Tombola stall after 10am Mass Today - 03/02/2019

For a bit of fun! Next weekend there will be a little bottle & tombola stall in the parish hall following the 10 a.m. Mass for the support of LinkLine. Please bring an extra pound or two and have a go. The prizes are very good for the money, a give-away bargain!! Oh and a few prizes for the children!

January

Bottle and Tombola stall after 10am Mass Next Week - 27/01/2019

For a bit of fun! Next weekend there will be a little bottle & tombola stall in the parish hall following the 10 a.m. Mass for the support of LinkLine. Please bring an extra pound or two and have a go. The prizes are very good for the money, a give-away bargain!! Oh and a few prizes for the children!

Your favourite Christmas Carols? Results are in! - 6/01/2019

The results are in!

Your favourite Christmas Carols are

  • Silent Night
  • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel

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