Dear Parents /Guardian

I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Tonight  3rd February at 19:00h we have the second teaching session at St Clare’s church which deals with the theme of “Belonging”

We welcome all our candidates to this session.

Last week 20th January, we had the first session of preparation which was very much a get-to-know-you time.

Do get back to us if you need any further help. 

Thank you to the families who got back to us to let us know of absences and the reason for absences.

These were passed on to the team.

We do emphasize the importance of attending all the sessions as what we do is indeed little enough in the overall preparation.    

Fr John

3rd February 2022


BLAZE 2022   A Day Away with others Preparing for this Sacrament.

Bishop David and NYMO invite Confirmandi school Year 7+ to attend BLAZE on Saturday 14th May 2022 at the Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes.

BLAZE gives Confirmandi from across the Diocese the opportunity to come together: to be celebrated and encouraged as they prepare to be Confirmed, through an engaging and fast-paced day.

The day starts at 11;00hd finishes at 17:00h. At different points in the day, smaller groups of Confirmandi will have the chance to meet Bishop David and ask him questions.
Throughout the day, Confirmandi will take part in a number of interactive workshops that include a mixture of different themes and activities. Although there will be some input before the groups go and explore their workshops, our aim is that Blaze is experiential: giving Confirmandi the chance to engage with the wider church and to be impacted by the many ways the Holy Spirit is at work within her!

The cost for both Catechists and Confirmandi is £13 per person. Lunch is provided for catechists, but Confirmandi must bring a packed lunch. 

Fr John

20th January 2022.


Paperwork Returns.

Thank you to all who returned the documents completed. This was so helpful.

For some, the return has been partial with the following missing.

1 Registration form, currently we have twenty to be returned.

2 Baptism certificates, currently four to be returned

3 Consent forms, twenty-six currently to be returned

4 Data protection forms, 26 to be returned

5 Payment for the course, 24 payments to be made.

If you happen to be in the above category,  can you kindly download, fill in, return them for Thursday evening 13th.

(These can be found in the Sacrament section 0f  parish website “Confirmation”)

Every good wish

In Christ.

Canon John

11th January 2022

Ways to Communicate with our Parish

Parish Website Address 

Parish Email Address .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address

Streaming Link

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.