Downloads for Parishes

Helping Refugees
The Diocesan Refugee Response Working Group is looking for new members. We would especially welcome people with particular skills - such as administration experience, knowledge of the Middle East, refugee issues, familiarity with benefits and into-work programmes and / or project management skills– to join the core working group. Specific knowledge of Syrian refugee issues is not required for all members, but enthusiasm and desire to learn and help are essential. We are also looking for people who would like to gather in different locations around the diocese to listen to informed speakers and to discuss possible and current action for refugees. Anyone interested should see our website www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/rrwg
email me on PCS@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or call me on 01730 262 290.  Fr Peter Hollins

 

Significant Wedding Anniversaries 2017

Are you celebrating a 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or Anniversary over 60 years? If so Bishop Philip would like to invite you to a Mass of Celebration. This will take place at St Bede’s Church in Basingstoke on Saturday 24th June 2017 at 11 am. It is a wonderful occasion to celebrate and witness to Marriage. If you would like to come, please visit the Diocesan website www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/anniversaries and complete the on-line form, or send an email to anniversaries@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk Please note this address is not monitored daily and you may have to wait for a reply, so please be patient.

Or contact Liz Murphy at St Bede’s Parish office on 01256 465214. To help celebrate the occasion please could you provide a COPY of your Wedding photograph, you can upload it when you complete the form. Alternatively send via email to above email address or by post to the following address: St Bede’s Parish Office, Popley Way, Basingstoke, RG24 9DX. Please mark envelope Significant Wedding Mass.

 

Choir rehearsal for Chrism Mass 2017

This year's Chrism Mass is on Tuesday 11 April at the Cathedral. If you would like to join the volunteer choir for the Mass, please email colding@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk with your name, parish and voice (Soprano / Alto / Tenor / Bass / tune). It's helpful if you can read music but no previous experience is necessary. The rehearsal is on Saturday 1 April at St Bede's Church, Popley Way, Basingstoke. RG24 9EX, starting at 11am.

 

 

Prayer Requests

If you would ever like prayer for your own intention, for your parish or for any need, do go to the home page of the diocese website, scroll down to the “prayer request” button, where you can leave an anonymous request which will go to 40 intercessors throughout the diocese.

  

 

Pilgrimage to Knock: August 2017

Have you ever been to Knock? If you'd like to join Fr John Chandler and the parishioners of Our Lady and St John in August 2017, please make contact with Liz Chidlow: 023 (92) 554 970. Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

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