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Living Our Faith Continues Success, with Parishes Across the Diocese Raising £13.1 million in pledged support! So far monies actually received totals £12.8 Million.

 

Figures reconciled to the 31st December, 2016

 

Below are some Good News stories from across the Diocese

 

Pledges Received

                    

Money Received

Clergy Support

£2,926,859

£2,860,444

Lay Formation

£2,926,859

£2,860,444

Renewing Facilities

£1,463,429

£1,430,222

Parish Funds

£5,843,678

£5,731,745

Grand Total

£13,160,825

£12,822,855

 

 

 

Money Allocated

 

 

Clergy Support

£737,116

 

Lay Formation

£1,536,505

 

Renewing Facilities

£712,627

 

Parish Funds

£4,299,279

 

Grand Total

£7,285,527

 

 

Clergy Support Fund - Approved Applications

Sep 13, 2016 Ministry to the Deaf, A priest of the Diocese to undertake Signing Classes. £948

February 3, 2016 Diaconate MA In Applied Theology at Maryvale. Ist Years Cost Approved £1,059

February 3, 2016 Diaconate Latin Course for one Deacon Approved £2,230
2013/2014 Vocations Vicariate £175,000
2013/2014 Priest’s Sabbaticals £30,000
2014/2015 Vocations Vicariate £200,000
2015/2016 Vocations Vicariate £225,000
March 2, 2016
Diaconate MA In Applied Theology at Maryvale. Ist Years Cost Approved £1,059

March 2, 2016 Diaconate Latin Course for one Deacon Approved £2,230

August 31, 2015 Priest Sabbaticals. Approved £30,000

August 31, 2015 Funds transferred to the Vocations Vicariate to cover the training of priests and deacons, funding of sabbaticals, welfare and support officer. Approved £200,000

October 2, 2014 Funds transferred to the Vocations Vicariate to cover the training of priests and deacons, funding of sabbaticals, welfare and support officer. Approved £200,000

November 27, 2013 Stipend for talk/retreat (Sherry Weddell) June 23- July 3rd, 2013. Catherine of Siena Institute.. Approved £ 3,515.48
November 27, 2013 Funds transferred to the Clergy Assistance Fund £25,000
November 27, 2013 Funds transferred to the Vocations Vicariate to cover the training of priests and deacons, funding of sabbaticals, welfare and support officer. Approved £175,000
April 17, 2013 Fr Peter Hollins - Liturgical Spirituality - July 1-13, 2013 Approved £630
August 30, 2012 Funds transferred to the Clergy Assistance Fund £43,472
May 16, 2012 Clergy Conference held 3-4 October and 9-10 October, 2012. Approved £20, 261
March 7, 2012 St John's Seminary Wonersh. Equipment for a Gymnasium. Approved £10,000

 

Pastoral and Lay Formation Fund - Approved Applications

Feb 14, 2017 Christchurch St Joseph. Funding for a Pastoral Area Alpha Course £1,870

Feb 14, 2017 Southampton East Pastoral Area. Pastoral Area Mission £6,300

Feb 14, 2017 Maryvale Course Costs £8,896

Feb 14, 2017 Southampton Holy Family. Holy Communion Programme £162

Nov 8, 2016 Southampton St Joseph and St Edmund. Unlocking the mystery of the Bible course £671

Nov 8, 2016 Southampton St Vincent de Paul, Pastoral Assistant £10,500

Nov 8, 2016 Maryvale Course costs for parishioners across the Diocese £8,896

Nov 8, 2016 Called and Gifted Program across all parishes £100,000

Nov 8, 2016 Maidenhead St Edmund Campion. Gallup Poll for New Evangelisation Statistics £957

Nov 8, 2016 Windsor St Edward. Flame Youth Event £500

Nov 8, 2016 Maidenhead St Joseph. Gallup Poll for New Evangelisation Statistics £1,438

Nov 8, 2016 Wantage St John Vianney Parishioner undertaking a Diploma in New Evangelisation £1,558

Nov 8, 2016 Reading Our Lady. Unlocking the mystery of the Bible Course £480

Nov 8, 2016 Alton Parishioner undertaking a BDiv in Theology £4,667
July 26, 2016. Formation for Mission Team. B. Divinity Course for a Dominican Sister of St Joseph. Approved £13, 350

July 26, 2016. Portsmouth PA. Youth Project – Worship on the Warrior. £500
July 26, 2016.
Maidenhead St Edmund Campion. Sion Parish Mission. £6,000
July 26, 2016.
Formation For Mission Team. Funding for a sister to undertake a degree in Catechetics, Maryvale. Approved £3,177
May 31, 2016.
Bournemouth Sacred Heart “Echoes Programme. Approved £1,258
April 12, 2016.
St George School “It’s a Knock Out” Schools Cluster Event to propagate the faith. Approved £1,000

February 3, 2016. NewForest Pastoral Area. MA in Systematic Theology. Approved £3,000

November 11, 2015. Bracknell - Come Home for Christmas Approved £95

November 11, 2015. Portsmouth Pastoral Area Youth Project called THIRST. An ecumenical Youth Project. Approved £150

November 11, 2015. Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis 16 lay members of the Diocese to undertake this course. Approved £10,095
November 11, 2015
A member of the clergy approved to complete a MA in Catholic Spirituality. Approved £3,177
November 11, 2015
Windsor. Youth worker for parish and pastoral area. Approved £75,000
November 11, 2015
Avon & Stour Pastoral Area . Setup costs for the position of Director of Lay Formation. Approved £2,764.39

July 29, 2015 Windsor Great Park PA. Funding for in-service training for two choirs. Approved £600

June 3, 2015 Havant PA. Funding to promote Catholic Teaching for Primary Education for non-Catholic Teachers and Teaching Assistants. Approved £353
June 3, 2015 Funding for a Youth Event called ‘Worship on the Warrior’ Approved £500
April 15, 2015 Funding for World Youth Day 2016. Approved £10,000
April 15, 2015 Avon and Stour PA. Funding for a Pastoral Area Coordinator for 3 years after which the role is self-funding Approved £75,000
April 15, 2015 Southampton Central and West PA. Audio Visual Equipment to enable Catechesis and Meetings. Approved £1,300
April 15, 2015 Christchurch Parish – Funding for one parishioner to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £447
April 15, 2015 Basingstoke St Joseph Parish – Come Follow Me Programme. Approved £215
April 15, 2015 Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Approved £10,400

February 4, 2015  Windsor. Funding for the Parish Sion Mission planned for 2016.Approved £3,950

February 4, 2015  Diocesan Youth. Funding for the “Ignite” event in preparation for Confirmation. Funds to be called off by the Parishes. Approved £5,000

February 4, 2015  St Swithun Wells. One pilot and two further Alpha courses. Approved £3,894-50

February 4, 2015  Jersey. Post of Marriage and Family Life Coordinator (over three years and must then be self-funded). – Approved £85,354

February 4, 2015  Havant Pastoral Area. New Evangelisation Education Materials. – Approved £400

February 4, 2015  Windsor. Acorn Training Course for the Bereavement Group – Approved £624

November 11, 2014  Didcot.  Funding for two parishioners to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £755

November 11, 2014  Petersfield.  Funding for one parishioner to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £447

November 11, 2014  St Swithun Wells.  Funding for four parishioners to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £1,788

November 11, 2014  Southampton St Joseph and St Edmund. Pastoral Area Echoes Catechetical Course facilitated by the Srs of St Joseph, St Dominic's Priory, Brockenhurst – Approved £960

November 11, 2014  Hampshire Downs.  Funding for one parishioner to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £447

November 11, 2014  Tadley  Funding for one parishioner to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £447

November 11, 2014  North West Hants Pastoral Area. Youth Ministry Co-ordinator for the Pastoral Area part time over three years  – Approved £37,500

November 11, 2014  New Milton  Funding for one parishioner to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £447

November 11, 2014  Southampton St Joseph and St Edmund  Funding for one parishioner to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £447

November 11, 2014  Christchurch.  Funding for two parishioners to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £1,788

November 11, 2014  Havant. Pastoral Area Echoes Catechetical Course facilitated by the Srs of St Joseph, St Dominic's Priory, Brockenhurst – Approved £1,200

November 11, 2014  Basingstoke St Joseph. Funding for one parishioner to undertake the Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis – Approved £477

November 11, 2014  Southampton St Joseph and St Edmund. Funding “Night Fever” events – Approved £410

September 17, 2014  Funding in support of the “Called and Gifted” programme. Funds to be called off by the parishes – Approved £100,000

September 17, 2014 Hampshire Downs. Funding for one parishioner to undertake a 2 year course in New Evangelisation at the school of the Annunciation Centre, Buckfast Abbey.- Approved  £660

July 30, 2014 Park Gate St Margaret Mary, Funding of the Echoes course run for catechists.- Approved £2,000

July 30, 2014, Havant St Joseph, Sion Mission Follow On Activities – Approved £1,000

July 30, 2014 Lymington Our Lady of Mercy. Grant for New Evangelisation. A themed weekend entitled the Saints – Approved £250
June 4, 2014, Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies (CCRS). To deliver a course to Catholic Schools, Catechists, and others interested in taking the course – Approved £7,000

April 2, 2014.  Windsor St Edward – One person to attend a Certificate in Evangelisation course at Maryvale – Approved £181

April 2, 2014.  Windsor St Edward – Acorn Listening Course for the Pastoral Area – Approved £300

April 2, 2014. Southampton Christ the King – One person to attend the Jeff Cavins ‘Quick tour of the Bible Course’ – Approved £100

April 2, 2014. Havant Pastoral Area – New Pastoral Area and Schools Pastoral Newsletter – Approved £5,000

April 2, 2014. Hedge End Our Lady of the Assumption – One parishioner to attend the ‘Open Door Retreat Training’ course  – Approved £50

April 2, 2014. Guernsey Our Lady and the Saints of Guernsey – Part time Youth Worker (3 years) – Approved £37,500

April 2, 2014. Southampton St George’s College – Sion Ministry Led Youth Mission – Approved £2,500 

April 2, 2014. Totland Bay St Saviour - Anchor Programme to refresh the fundamental understanding and love for the Catholic faith. – Approved £755

April 2, 2014. Gosport St Mary – Healing Prayer and Support Group – Approved £4,930

Our Lady's Grotto 

November 27, 2013. Portsmouth St Coleman – A grotto dedicated to Our Lady. Approved £5,800

November 27, 2013. Hampshire Downs. Neighbourhood group coordinator. £10,000 per anum - for 18 month project. Approved £15,000

November 27, 2013. Hampshire Downs. Music Director. 3 Year appointment at £15,000 pa Approved £45,000

November 27, 2013. Bamenda Commission. Approved £5,000

November 27, 2013. Abingdon. Training for three Catechists at Maryvale Approved £500

October 2, 2013. Reading St James and St William – One person to attend a course for evangelisation for family ministry. Approved £212

October 2, 2013. Southampton St Joseph and St Edmund. Catholic Home Care Service. Approved £2,299

October 2, 2013. Fareham. MA degree in Spiritual  Formation. Approved £2,400 over 3 years.

June 19, 2013. Southampton East Pastoral Area – One person to attend the way we welcome RCIA course. Approved £230

June 19, 2013. Reading Pastoral Area - Training course for a Youth Worker in the Management of Volunteers. Approved £1,175

June 19, 2013. Reading Pastoral Area - Five People from the Reading Pastoral Area to attend a RCIA conference in July. Approved £1,225

June 19, 2013. Newport IOW - MA degree in Philosophy and Religion at Heythorp College, London. Approved £1,900 over 2 years

April 17, 2013. Central and West Reading - One parishioner to attend a course on spiritual direction at Douai Abbey 26-29 September, 2013. Approved £150

April 17, 2013. Cathedral - 2 delegates to attend the "The Way we Welcome" course. Approved £510

Feb 20, 2013. Hampshire Downs. Year out for God student. The student will be spending time in Uganda during the summer of 2013. Approved £500.

Feb 20, 2013. St Swithun Wales. Parishioner to complete a MA in Pastoral Theology, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill. 3 year course. Approved £1,197

Feb 20, 2013. St Swithun Wales. Coordinator and advisor for Catechesis and Formation - extended responsibility for youth. Approved £25,000

Feb 20, 2013. Havant. Parish Mission. Approved £7,000

Nov 29, 2012. Bishop Challoner School. Residential retreat to Cold Ash. The Cold Ash Retreat Centre concentrates on our relationship with God. As a Franciscan community of sisters and brothers, they offer young people a place of  welcome wheter they may discover a loving God in their lives and in the beuty of creation. The school took 25 Yr 10 students. Approved £910.

Nov 29, 2012. Hampshire Downs, A sister to complete a MA in Pastoral Theology, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill. 3 year course. Approved £1,200

Nov 29, 2012. Bournemouth Our Lady Queen of Peace, A parishioner to complete a Certificate in Catechisis, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill. 2 year course. Approved £400

Nov 29, 2012. Jersey, Parish mission with the Sion Community. Ethos: Using a collaborative model, the Sion Community work in partnership with the parish during the mission process, enabling parishioners to discover and use their God-given gifts and abilities in the service of others. The Sion Community help develop and foster the community dimension of parish life and urge parishes to be outward looking, particularly through welcome, openness and service.We seek to be open and sensitive to the particular needs of individual parish communities. Approved £20,000

Sept 12, 2012. Hampshire Downs, Parishioner to complete a MA in Pastoral Theology, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill. 3 year course. Approved £1,200

Sept 12, 2012. Southampton, St Joseph and St Edmund. Parishioner to complete a MA in Pastoral Theology, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill. 3 year course. Approved £2,700

Sept 12, 2012. Bordon, Sacred Heart. Parish Mission 2013 with guest speak Fr Jim McManus.Approved £900.

July 18, 2012. Internal Stewardship Conference. Approved £250

July 18, 2012. Certificate at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham. Partial funding granted for a 2 year course. Approved £460.

July 18, 2012. Acorn Listening Course, St Joseph's, Christchurch. Christian Listening is three dimensional: listening to others, listening to ourselves and listening to God. Listening to others improves the quality of relationships in the home, church and workplace; learning to listen to ourselves helps us to grow in wholeness; and learning to listen to God helps us to deepen our spirituality. Funding for 24 candidates. Approved. £864

May 16, 2012. Portsmouth Clergy Diocesan Conference, to be held3-4 and 9-10 October, 2012. Fr Gerry O’Collins - Sessions on Vatican 2’. Approved £6.753-80np

May 16, 2012. National Vocations Conference. Invocation 2012 is a national discernment festival for young adults.  The festival will take place in the grounds of St. Mary’s College, Oscott in the Archdiocese of Birmingham from Friday 6th - Sunday 8th July 2012. This weekend event is aimed at young men and women aged 16-35, who are looking to deepen their relationship with Christ and who are searching for the knowledge and tools to develop their own personal formation, discernment and understanding of God’s will for their lives, for some this may mean being open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood or religious life. Approved £2,500

March 7, 2012. Guernsey. Full time Youth Worker for three years. Approved £75,000 

November 9, 2011. Portsmouth St Colmans. Candidate for the Acorn Listening Course. Approved    £350

November 9, 2011. Central and West Reading. Candidate for the Ignatian Spirituality Course. 3 year course starting October, 2011.Approved £1,000 per year for 3 years

September 14, 2011. Central and West Reading Pastoral Area. Funding towards course fees to attend the Ignatian Spirituality course. Approved £3,000

September 14, 2011. Portsmouth Cathedral. St Cassians, Kintbury. Gap Year Student on the retreat team. Many former gap year young people go on to become RE teachers or go into chaplaincy work. Quite a number also are heads of RE in schools or in leadership roles. Approved £2,000

September 14, 2011. North West Hampshire Pastoral Area. Youth Ministry Co-ordinator.To work with young people aged 11-25 in such a way as to support their journey of faith and to develop youth leaders across the pastoral area. The role will further develop the sense of pastoral area and evidence the benefits of developing and using specialist resources effectively, and establish a social outreach/stewardship youth volunteer project; aid collaborative working between clergy and laity and between the 5 pastoral area parishes. Further, the role will increase parish and pastoral area involvement with schools and support the development of relationships between schools, families and parishes. In addition, involve more youth activity in parish ministry across the pastoral area.

September 14, 2011. Portsmouth Cathedral. Called to Listen Week. An advanced course to develop listening skills. A 12 session course inviting participants to listen carefully to themselves as part of their growth in wholeness, and to listen to God in a variety of ways. Approved £700.

June 2011. Pastoral Assistant - Southampton Central and West Pastoral Area. The Pastoral Assistant's main responsibilities will be to work with existing Liturgy Groups offering support where needed recruiting new members or new groups. Help to provide education and formation of the Laity by sharing good practice in the areas of RCIA, Sacremental Programme, Liturgy of the Word, Childrens's Liturgy. In addition, they will support and manage volunteers, and promote parishioner involvement and develop training to clarify and support new and existing roles. They will also provide pastoral care and be available at times of crisis for individuals or groups, for example, bereavement, marriage preparation, divorced or separted. Approved £57,000 over 3 years.

June 2011. Youth Worker - Reading Pastoral Area. Canon John O'Shea wrote "a youth worker will be the most effective way of reaching out to our young people and help them to develop their faith". The youth worker will develop and support young people's spiritual development, coordinate and strategise youth events, act as an advocate for young people in the pastoral area, and train and support adult volunteers. Approved £3,000

June 2011. Youth Events held within the Diocese of Portsmouth - A successful youth event "A Noble Adventure" was held at St Peter's school and St Stephen's church Winchester in November, 2010. The event was designed to nurture and grow the faith of young people saw well over 170 young people and 50 youth leaders attend a day of workshops, drama, music, outdoor activities and a mass. A further youth event is planned for 11th June, 2011 called "Fired Up. Approved £2,000

World Youth Day Pilgrimage in Madrid, Spain. Funding towards the cost of travel and expenses for 163 youth travelling from our Diocese to Madrid, Spain (the largest group in the country) has been granted by the Living Our Faith Impact committee. A grant of £8,150 has been provided to the Department of Pastoral Formation who are organising the trip. Pope Benedict has stated that each World Youth Day is a special gift. “We were impulsed by the joy of the faith, and it was possible for hundreds of thousands of people to remain united in silence in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Amidst the recollection and interior joy, admist everything, something amazing happened, something that is very different from what usually happens in mass encounters.” Finally he concludes saying, “And Sydney continues to produce effects, such as priestly vocations, for example. I think that we have found something that helps everyone in World Youth Day.  

New Stewardship Coordinator has been approved for the Parish of Jersey. The role will require an enthusiastic ambassadpr for the development of stewardship throughout the Parish. The role will support the Outreach Services and Catholic Pastoral Services, and require the identification of people throughout the Parish with particular talents to serve the Parish in various ministries. The Stewardship Coordinator will collaborate with the clergy, pastoral assistants and laity to achieve the vision of the Bishop's Pastoral Plan 'Go Out and Bear Fruit'. Approved £75,000 over 3 years.

New Catechesis and Formation Coordinator has been approved for St Swithun Wells Parish.The role will encourage increased involvement across the laity to equip them for mission by discerning needs, reviewing current practice and resources, identifying potential leaders and provide them with appropriate formation and training. Approved £75,000 over 3 years.

Pastoral Youth Worker has been approved for the Portsmouth Pastoral Area. The role will enable the growth of youth ministry across the Pastoral Area and encourage and facilitate the inclusion of young people in parish projects across the city. Also to be part of the larger Parish life in accordance with the Bishop's plan for the future. Also to forge closer links between school and parish communities to encourage a wider vison of Church. Approved £75,000 over 3 years.

April 6, 2011 - Pastoral Youth Worker has been approved for the Bournemouth Pastoral Area.The role will encourage the young people of the Catholic Community to help them develop their relationship with Jesus, nurture their faith, individually and corporately, and establish a programme of activities to the needs and aspirations of young people. Also to help them become active members of their worshipping communities and to enable young people to take on leadership roles in Youth Ministry. Approved £75,000 over 3 years.

April 6, 2011 – Basingstoke Holy Ghost. Approved Amount £900.One day course open to anyone in the Pastoral Area to consider how to approach passing on their faith ‘Pass It On’. One of the parish key initiatives was to develop a mission and outreach group and initiatives in the mission area.

 

Local Designated Fund used for Parish Priorities - Approved Applications

Feb 14, 2017. Reading St Joseph. New Audio/Visual system £17,163

Feb 14, 2017. Basingstoke St Joseph, Stewardship and Formation projects, South Ham Support. £9,678

Feb 14, 2017. Crowthorne and Sandhurst. Church heating system £9,678

Nov 8, 2016. Highcliffe External Church redecoration. £3,335

Nov 8, 2016. Southampton St Joseph and St Edmund, Funding towards a pastoral assistant. £30,000

Nov 8, 2016. Hartley Wintney. Sanctuary refurbishment post fire. £7,402

Nov 8, 2016. Horndean St Edmund, Sound system and new carpet £16,640

Nov 8, 2016. Twyford Parish. Roof and Window repairs £19,012

Nov 8, 2016. Reading Our Lady. Church refurbishment and roof repairs. £9,240

Sep 9, 2016. Fareham. Church roof repairs as St Philip Howard. £74,300

July 26, 2016. Maidenhead St Edmund Campion. Church Centre Upgrade. Approved £57,514

July 26, 2016. Bournemouth Our Lady Immaculate. Renew front doors to the church. Approved £5,348.08

May 31, 2016. Hungerford. New Church loan transfer. Approved 7,333.34

May 31, 2016. Andover. Storage extension to the Parish Hall. Approved £27,944

April 12, 2016. Brockenhurst. Church redecoration. Approved, £5876.17

April 12, 2016. St Swithun Wells. Church refurbishment projects. Approved £120,000

April 12, 2016. Bishops Waltham. Refurbishment of Presbytery Bungalow. Approved £10,000

February 3, 2016 Fleet. New Church Hall. Provisionally Approved £40,000

February 3, 2016 Highcliffe. Tree Surgery Costs in the Grounds of the Church. Approved £1,215

February 3, 2016 Bournemouth Our Lady Immaculate. CCTV Cameras for the Church. Approved £1,620

February 3, 2016 East Hendred. Repay Parish Loan. Approved £19,549

February 3, 2016 Reading English Martyrs. Replace two heating boilers. Approved £16,560

November 11, 2015 Basingstoke St Joseph New Laudate Hymn Books. Approved £3,013.73

November 11, 2015 Basingstoke St Joseph – Bible Time Line Course Materials £531

November 11, 2015 Basingstoke St Joseph – Children’s and Families Ministry Coordinator £13,000

November 11, 2015 Reading Our Lady of Peace and Bl Dominic – Repair a broken water pipe £1,927

November 11, 2015 Windsor St Edward, Church Lighting Project. Approved £20,721

November 11, 2015 Portsmouth Our Lady of Lourdes and St Swithun. Replace church hall windows and rear door. Approved £17,220

November 11, 2015 Portsmouth Our Lady of Lourdes and St Swithun. Reinstatement of floor tiles and replace the church lighting. Approved £15,949.20

September 16, 2015 Horndean St Edmund, Parish Church Roof Renewal Project. Approved £46,830

September 16, 2015 Reading Our Lady of Peace and Bl Dominic – Reduce Parish Debt. Approved £9,000

September 16, 2015 Reading Christ the King – Renew the boiler system, flat roof repairs, renew guttering and waste pipes and light domes. Approved £9,903

July 29, 2015 Woodley St John Bosco - Parish Extension to Front Porch linking the church to the Parish Centre Approved £49,060

July 29, 2015 Tadley St Michael – To repay parish loan. Approved £20,000

July 29, 2015 Jersey SVP Caritas Project £80,000

June 3, 2015 Bournemouth Our Lady Queen of Peace - Ongoing refurbishment to parish hall, windows, guttering, fascias and down pipes £3,300

June 3, 2015 Maidenhead St Joseph - Chancel Floor and Steps Refurbishment Project. Approved £15,372

April 15, 2015 Abingdon Replacement of the Church and Presbytery heating systems. Approved £15,000

April 15, 2015 Reading St Joseph - Refurbishment of 40 Church Kneelers. Approved £3,500

April 15, 2015 Cowes Refurbishment of the Church and Presbytery. Approved £1,866

April 15, 2015 Ryde Church Restoration. Approved £4,700

February 2, 2015 Tadley St Michael.  Major repair expenses to the church – Approved £13,200

February 2, 2015 Portsmouth Cathedral.  Church Loan repayment – Approved £31,479

February 2, 2015 Farnborough Our Lady Help of Christians. Update the rendering to the Presbytery and Church. – Approved £13,500

February 2, 2015 Brockenhurst. - Redecoration and refurbishment of the Presbytery. – Approved £8,339

February 2, 2015 Christchurch.  Repay the Church loan for the parish hall – Approved £56,000

July 30, 2014 Basingstoke St Joseph – Several small projects including cradly to grave formation, stewardship and engage more fully with South Ham community – Approved £2,668

July 30, 2014. Christchurch Immaculate Conception and St Joseph – Upgrade to the Church PA System – Approved £9,562

July 30, 2014. Brockenhurst St Anne. - To reduce current debt – Approved £3,595

June 4, 2014 Bishops Waltham. To build a partnership with the White Father's parish in Serenje, Zambia – Approved £3,800

April 2, 2014. Southampton St Patricks – New High Efficiency Gas Boiler for the Church Hall – Approved £3,120

April 2, 2014. Tadley St Michael – Repay the outstanding Parish loan – Approved £20,000

April 2, 2014. NewMilton Our Lady of Lourdes – Audio Equipment – Approved £8,400

April 2, 2014. Hayling Island St Patrick – Refurbishment of the ladies restroom in the Church Hall – Approved £3,753

April 2, 2014. Southampton Portswood The Immaculate Conception – Refurbishment of the Sacristy – Approved £19,821

April 2, 2014. Reading Earley Our Lady of Peace and Blessed Dominic – Liturgical Items – Approved £8,235

April 2, 2014. St Swithun Wells Holy Cross – Development of a Link Project between the Church and Hall including Parish Offices – Approved £108,624

April 2, 2014, Portsmouth Our Lady of Lourdes and St Swithun – New Church Windows – Approved £4,320

Portsmouth Our Lady of Lourdes and St Swithun – New Church Windows

April 2, 2014. Andover St John the Baptist – Upgrade to the heating system and new Laudate hymn books - Approved £12,380

November 27, 2013. Portsmouth St Coleman – A grotto dedicated to Our Lady. Approved £5,800

November 27, 2013. St Swithun Wells. Refurbishment of sanctuary area of St Edward the Confessor Church, Chandlers Ford. Approved £9,580

October 2, 2013. Reading Christ the King. Refurbish the church floor (additional request). Approved £6,500

October 2, 2013. Bournemouth. Our Lady Queen of Peace. Renew the church lighting. Approved £9,500

October 2, 2013. Brockenhurst St Anne. Church redecoration and repair of heating system. Approved £5,300

October 2, 2013. Southampton St Joseph and St Edmund. Catholic Home Care Service. Approved £2,299

October 2, 2013. Tadley St Michael. Repayment of loan, Additional building works and Parish Mission. Approved £6,024

October 2, 2013. Jersey. Sion Community led mission to the Island of Jersey. Approved £35,000

October 2, 2013. Hook Sacred Heart. Installation of a sound system, roof repairs and a parish mission. Approved £15,770

June 19, 2013. Reading Christ the King. Refurbish the church floor. Approved £18,500

April 17, 2013. Hayling Island St Patricks. Refurbish the church windows. Approved £5,000

Feb 20, 2013. Brockenhurst St Annes. Replace guttering to St Anne's £850. Provide exterior lighting to St Anne's car park £600. Approved £1,450

Feb 20, 2013. Basingstoke St Bede and Holy Ghost. Replace and upgrade the public address sound systems to both churches including the church hall. Approved £15,691

Nov 29, 2012. Fareham: Church Repairs. Approved £24,472

Sept 12, 2012. Hampshire Downs: Repay the Diocesan Loan for the Pastoral Centre. Approved £543,331

Sept 12, 2012. Waterlooville. Quarterly transfer of funds towards the cost of the new Church. Approved £56,651

Sept 12, 2012. Guernsey, Notre Dame Church. New heating and lighting for the Church. Approved £14,880

Sept 12, 2012. Borden, The Sacred Heart. Parish Mission in 2013. Guest speaker Fr Jim McManus.Approved £900

Sept 12, 2012. Farnborough, Our Lady Help of Christians. Replace windows in the presbytery. Approved £2,500

Sept 12, 2012. Yately, St Swithun. Reduce Church debt. Approved £1,803

July 18, 2012. St Swithun Wells: Pedestrian access and car park improvement works at St Edward the Confessor, Chandlers Ford. Approved £17,520

July 18, 2012. Newbury, St Francis de Sales. Reconstruction of the church porch. Approved £25,000

July 18, 2012. Portsmouth Cathedral. Third tranche of funding to pay towards the new Cathedral toilets and meeting rooms. Approved £9,851

May 16, 2012. Bordon and Grayshott. Make safe the paving around the church. Aproved £4,109.

May 16, 2012. Stubbington. Immaculate Conception. Alterations to the main foyer, lighting of the hall, and external works. Approved £56,000

May 16, 2012. Woodley. St John Bosco. Repairs to the church organ. Approved £2,160.

May 16, 2012. Aldershot. St Joseph. Essential repairs to the roof and electrics. Approved £5992-08np

May 16, 2012. Gosport. St Mary's Church. Redecoration of the church. Approved £20,735

May 16, 2012. New Milton. Our Lady of Lourdes. Tarmacadam surfacing of the church car park and footpaths. Approved £10,195-20np. 

May 16, 2012. Andover. St John the Baptist. Refurbishment of the church hall, kitchen and toilets. Approved £40,745-41np

May 16, 2012. Portsmouth. St Coleman. In addition to the £23, 292 approved in April,  2011, and additional £5,000 was requested to pay for additional costs in producing the stained glass window designed for the church. Approved an additional £5,000
St Colemans Window view 1

March 7, 2012. Yateley. St Swithun. To reduce the church debt. Approved £2,890 

March 7, 2012. Basingstoke. St Joseph. Part time Children's Ministry Coordinator for three years. Approved £40,500

March 7, 2012. St Swithun Wells Pastoral Area. St Andrews resurface car park (£9,576). St Edwards audio visua work (£5,000) and disabled access construction (£1,000).Approved £15,576

March 7, 2012. Reading. English Martyrs. Upgrade to Parish Kitchen. Approved £13,000

March 7, 2012. Brockenhurst. St Anne. Emergancy repairs to lead flashing on the church roof to prevent water ingress. Approved £11,000

November 9, 2011. Reading St Joseph's. Block patio adjacent to Parish Hall plus a metal post to protect an external gas meter. Approved £6,050

November 9, 2011. East Hendred. Repairs to St Mary's and an extension to St Patricks. Approved £118,836

Repairs to St Mary's and an extension to St Patricks

 

November 9, 2011. Alton St Mary's. Repairs to the church roof.Approved £211,720. The Impact Committee agreed to transfer £90,836 immediately Nov 2011. The remaining monies to be transferred as the Parish share of the fund becomes available. 

November 9, 2011. Liphook The Immaculate Conception. Repairing and resurfacing the church car park and the repayment of a £11K Diocesan loan. Approved £15,859

November 9, 2011. Lymington Our Lady of Mercy and St Joseph. Refurbishment of the old brick built school buildings to make into a hospitality centre for use as a core parish facility in the New Forest Pastoral Area. Approved £55,000.

November 9, 2011. Park Gate - St Margaret Mary. Repay outstanding loan for the church extension. Approved £41,000

November 9, 2011. Cowes, St Thomas of Canterbury, Isle of Wight. Restoration of presbytery kitchen. Approved £1,000

November 9, 2011. Fareham, St Philip Howard, Additional sum requested for roof repairs. Approved £30,000

September 14, 2011 - Bournemouth Corpus Christi. Upgrade to Parish Kitchen and meeting rooms. Approved £30,000.

Corpus Christi's newly refurbished kitchen

September 14, 2011 - Jersey Pastoral Area. The Oasis of Peace project to restore for fuller use St Matthew's presbytery, Jersey. Approved £95,000.

September 14, 2011 - Portsmouth Cathedral. Re-development of the Cathedral Centre Toilets. Approved £16,819

September 14, 2011 - Ringwood Sacred Heart and St Therese of Lisieux.Waterproofing the church. Approved £53,544

September 14, 2011 - Bournemouth St Thomas More. Replacement of windows and fire doors in the church hall. Approved £4,860         

September 14, 2011 - Waterlooville. Parish share of LOF funds towards the building cost of the new church. Approved £188,233

September 14, 2011 - Thatcham Our Lady of the Assumption. 1) New Sanctuary floor £3,077. 2) New Parish Computer £416. Lentern Retreat £400. Approved £3,893

September 14, 2011 - Farnborough Our Lady Help of Christians. A DPC Tray as part of church building costs. Approved £2,750.

June 8, 2011 - Southampton Christ the King and St Coleman, and Hedge End/West End parishes. Funding to cover the cost of the new Roman Missals for three churches and supporting materials. Approved £2,200.

June 8, 2011 - Southampton Immaculate Conception. Funding to cover the cost of audio visual equipment £14,191, the cost to redecorate Our Lady Chapel £2,300, and the cost of a CCTV system £5,000. Approved £21,491.

June 8, 2011 - Refurbishment of the parish hall at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bournemouth. New furniture has been purchased as part of the refurbishment programme for the parish hall. Approved £5,354-21.

June 8, 2011 - Pastoral Assistant for the Southampton Central and West Pastoral Area. In conjunction with a £19,000 contribution from the Living Our Faith Lay Formation Fund towards the cost of a youth worker for year one, St Joseph and St Edmund also donatated £9,000 from their local parish Living Our Faith account.Approved £9,000

June 8, 2011 - Youth Worker for the Reading Pastoral Area. In conjunction with a contribution from the Living Our Faith Lay Formation Fund towards the cost of a youth worker for year one, the following parishes also donatated funds from their local parishLiving Our Faith accounts:

Reading English Martyrs .................. £7,000

Reading St James and St William ..... £5,500

Earley Our Lady of Peace ................. £5,500

Woodley St John Bosco .................... £4,500

Reading St Josephs .......................... $4,500

April 6, 2011 - St Swithun Wells. Approved Amount £10,430

The Three Rivers Pastoral Area became the Parish of St Swithun Wells on 10th December, 2011. To hightlight the importance of the event a commemorative booklet was produced and made widely available. The booklet sets out the inaugural liturgies for the formation of the new parish, celebrates the life of all the communities and provides a history of St Swithun and looks to the future. A new web site has also been developed to emphasise the new parish without individual churches losing their identity.

 April 6, 2011 – Fareham St Philip Howard. Approved Amount £103,567

Funding to cover the cost of repairs to St Philip Howard church and hall. The work will include renewal of the high level windows and glazing system, renewal of the church entrance doors, re-roofing the church and central guttering system. Other items include refurbishment of the hall and hall kitchen. It is also hoped to replace the existing timber alter table and ambo in the church with a more solid material and design which is more in line with liturgical requirements.

 April 6, 2011 – Brockenhurst St Anne’s. Approved Amount £4,300 Renovation of the flower room leading off the sanctuary at St Anne’s church

 April 6, 2011 – Guernsey – various projects. Approved Amount £206,146 Various projects have been approved and funding will be released on a rolling basis as and when the Finance and Property committee give their go-ahead to each of the elements. The projects include refurbishment of Notre Dame Junior School (£70,000); St Joseph’s Church windows and car park (£68,314); Our Lady of the Sea parish rooms and car park (£47,832); and new lighting and additional radiators for Notre Dame du Rosaire church (£20,000).

Southampton St Joseph and St Edmund. Approved Amount £6,000 Funding towards the cost of a Youth Worker working within the Southampton Area.

Christchurch Immaculate Conception and St Joseph. Approved Amount £26,745 Funding towards the cost of a new hall and meeting centre.

North Hinksey– Local Projects. Approved Amount £14,000 St Mary’s Outstation, Chiphaso Parish, Malawi which needs £6,000 to pay the final costs of their new church and community hall. The Porch Steppin Stone Centre  for homeless people - £6,000 The St Barnabas Society - £2,000

Southampton Immaculate Conception – Improvements to Church Grounds. Approved Amount £2500       

Leigh Park – Replacement  of Church Hall Roof. Approved Amount £12,000

Andover – Donation, Decoration and a Mosaic. Approved Amount £5,615. 

Donation of £2,000 to the Bishop Challoner School

Redecoration of the exterior of St John Fisher Church - £2,615

Exterior Mosaic in memory to the now closed St Benedict's Convent, Penton Mewsey - £1,000

St Swithun Wells - Telephone System, Improved Sound System in Holyross Church, and shared funding for a Pastoral Area Youth Worker. Approved £34,040

Horndean - Church Toilet Upgrade. Approved Amount £8,430

Havant Parish donate £7,500 to Leigh Park from their Living Our Faith Parish FundHavant - Friendly Neighbours.

Father Tom Grufferty parish priest of Havant Parish photographed presenting a cheque for £7,500 to Mr Cyril Brown the Chairman of the Parish Council in the presence of the Parish Priest for Waterlooville, Father Kevin Bidgood. Havant Parish donated the cheque from their own Parish Living Our Faith fund. The photograph taken outside the new Church which will be opened later this year.

Presentation made in the New Church of St. Michael and All Angels Leigh Park.

 

Renewing Facilities Fund - Approved Applications

Feb 14, 2017. Hartley Wintney. Grant to help repair fire damage. £10,000

Nov 8, 2016. Ryde Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Church Roof Repair £254,200

February 3, 2016 Hampshire Downs. Milner Hall Project. A building of significant historical Catholic significance. To prevent its collapse Approved £172,000

November 11, 2015 Aldershot St Joseph. Renew 3 gas boilers, one for the presbytery and two for the Church. Approved £15,500

September 16, 2015 Reading Christ the King. Funds towards the overall costs of replacing the Church gas boiler. Approved £2,987

July 29, 2015 Woodley St John Bosco to help fund Parish Extension to Front Porch linking the church to the Parish Centre. Approved £5,000 (parish loan)
July 29, 2015 Park Gate St Margaret Mary - Renewal of Leaking Roof, Church Spire and Facias and Boundary Fence. Approved £26,000
April 15, 2015 Abingdon – Replacement of Church and Presbytery Heating Systems. Approved £30,000
November 11, 2014 Hayling Island St Patrick – Church Roof Repairs. Approved £2,200

July 30, 2014 Bournemouth Our Lady Queen of Peace. Church Lighting Project – Approved £15,000
July 30, 2014 Hampshire Downs - St James Cemetery Restoration Project – Approved £150,000

April 2, 2014 Woodley St John Bosco – Front porch extension linking the Church to the Parish Centre. Approved Loan £40,000

June 19, 2013. Wantage St John Vianney. New Tabernacle and Plinth for the new church in Hungerford. Approved £10,000

November 29, 2012. Bournemouth Our Lady Immaculate. Re-roofing Our Lady Immaculate Church. An interest free loan over 7 years. Approved £24,000

Sept 12, 2012 - Guernsey, St Joseph's Church Hall - Installation of a disabled toilet. Approved £10,740

April 6, 2011- Ringwood Parish - 'Sacred Heart and St Therese of Lisieux' The Ringwood parish church of the 'Sacred Heart and St Therese of Lisieux is porous and lets in water through the parapets and through the brickwork. It it's raining during Mass the proceedings are accompanied by the steady drip, drip of water pouring into strategically placed buckets! A new pitched rool and insulating render will be added to the church in addition to a new church porch. Approved Amount £40,000

 

Contact

Graham Palethorpe, Living Our Faith Administrator St Edmund's House, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO1 3QA, Tel: 023 9283 6518

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