A DATE FOR THE DIARY!
We would like to notify all that there will be a barbeque in the Church premises for parishioners and friends of the parish on Sunday 29th August 2021 from 1pm. You shall be given more updates nearing to the time. You are all invited!!
FINANCIAL REPORT (2019-2020)
The Accounts for the year 31 December 2020 have been completed and include comparative figures with 2019.
This year has been very different for all of us and we can only hope and pray that there will be some return to normality in the near future. The Offertory Income was significantly reduced as a result of lockdown and was sustained largely by the regular donations by standing order and other direct payments to into the Bank. The overall Parish Income is heavily dependent on the rents received from the flats which is something that needs to be addressed in the future. Expenditure for the year was carefully controlled and as a result there was a surplus of £11,061 compared with a deficit of £17,302 in 2019. A Cash Flow report showing the movement on Parish Funds over the two years is included. At the beginning of 2019, the total amount in Bank & Loan accounts was £368,967. During that year the final payments of £253,523 for the New Hall were made and as a result these balances were reduced to £71,327. These balances have increased to £87,865 by 31st December 2020.
All parishioners who opted to support the church in various activities are required to complete an online reference form and submit to enable team leaders prepare a rota. Kindly check your emails and spam folders.
THE FOOD SERVICES SHOP WILL TEMPORARILY BE CLOSED BY END OF JULY 2021 AND RE-OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2021. IT WILL BE OPENED FOR SERVICES EVERY LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH.
FROM 11.30 AM TO 12.30 PM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
SIGNING OF HIGH SCHOOL FORM
This is to notify parents and carer that currently the Parish Priest (Fr Patrick) has not set out a date for the signing of High School Reference Forms. It would be therefore communicated to you as soon as a date has been finalised.
The Shrine of St Augustine is seeking to appoint a practicing Catholic with effect from September 2021 for an initial period of 2 years. An interest in heritage alongside administrative experience would be an advantage. Salary: £15,000 pa.
Applicants should send their CV to email@example.com
- A mobile phone
The owners should contact the Parish Office with identification and collection.
DEAR HUSBAND & WIFE…
You are invited to give each other a gift by spending July 10 online between 9am and 1pm exploring and improving your relationship. The event, entitled ‘Building A Better Marriage’, will provide you with valuable insights into your communication skills and the call of the Church to the married. There is no group sharing. This is not marriage counselling but a chance to make average-to-good marriages a bit better – whether you married five years ago or 50. Booking is essential: telephone 07983 524 727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking Forms are available at the exit foyer of the Church.
ANNUAL CATHEDRAL MARRIAGE MASS
Are you celebrating your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or any later wedding anniversary this year? Or did you last year? If so, Archbishop John invites you to join him in celebrating a Mass for married couples at 3pm on Saturday October 9 at St George’s Cathedral. You need to book in advance and by doing so you will then receive a personal written invitation from Archbishop John. To book or for more details email email@example.com
BAPTISM Application Forms are now available online -this can be found under Sacraments. Please read the Baptism guide before completing the form. Thank you
NEW CHURCH SIGN IN – QR CODE
Please scan the QR Code at the entry of the Church or on the pews to sign in. iPhone users can scan the code with their camera and select the link shown. Android users may need to download a QR Code reader from the Google Play Store.
In accordance with the Prime Minister’s 31st July 2020 announcement, all Parishioners are requested to wear a face mask when entering the
Church. Thank you.
Due to COVID, Altar Servers are not able share Albs. Please contact the Parish Office to arrange collection of an Alb for your child’s sole use while they are Altar Servers. The Alb should be thoroughly washed (and ironed) before they are used.
Please note that Reconciliation now takes place in the Lady Chapel on every Saturday between 10:30 am -11:30 am & 5:15 pm to 6 pm.