A PORCH, A PORCH, MY PARISH FOR A PORCH!

Written by Fr Chris Loughran on .

West Elevation

No, not quite Shakespere, indeed, nothing like him but what is in a name (or a title for an article)? After at least a couple of years of talking and cogitating and consulting, it has been agreed to seek diocesan permission to extend our church porch. Initial permission has been given to begin fundraising; we need over £100,000!

That is why a small group of parishioners met on Friday evening to posit some ideas on how this sum can be raised and ways to take it forward. The fundraising will begin in earnest in September. Already some generous parishioners have given donations.

 

2014 FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

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First Holy Communion

Because of the size of our church and because of the number of boys and girls receiving First Holy Communion, an extra Mass was celebrated for this special event. 26 girls and boys accompanied by family and friends and surrounded by a haze of love trouped their way into church at the beginning of Mass and introduced themselves to the congregation. They returned to their parents only to come to the front again at the time of the homily, sat with the priest and teased out the meaning of the 'Good Shepherd' who was spoken of in the Gospel of the Day.