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Church News and Blog

2021

November

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

28/11/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all keeping well and warm as the cold weather draws in. As I write, Storm Arwen is hitting Kent.

This Sunday is the first live streamed Mass using Zoom. Join us by signing into the meeting directly from the Zoom website or, through the Zoom App should you choose to install it on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone. See instructions in the newsletter received by email.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter and Mass times for both parishes. I hope that you all like the Advent artwork.

There is a LinkLine appeal to donate any spare postage stamps so that LinkLine clients can be sent Christmas and Birthday cards.

The Church is still looking for volunteers to join the Counting Rota. The new rota will begin after Christmas. Please contact the Parish office if you can help.

Stay safe and warm.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Live Streamed Mass

By Parish Office

28/11/2021

This Sunday's live streamed Mass will be available via Zoom https://zoom.us/join

Zoom™ meetings details will be included in the weekly newsletter sent by email. Subscribe to ensure you receive instructions. Please also share viewing with parishioners who may not have advanced phones or computer access.

To watch on Apple and Android devices, use the following.

  1. Install the Zoom client for iOS (Apple) devices from ‎ZOOM Cloud Meetings on the App Store (apple.com)
  2. Install the Zoom client for Android (Google, Samsung, Sony, Nokia etc.) devices from ZOOM Cloud Meetings - Apps on Google Play

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

LinkLine Stamp Appeal

By Parish Office

28/11/2021

Since the Covid Pandemic began the LinkLine volunteers have done a fantastic job, mostly working from home, supporting 157 clients. 73 people have been referred specifically within the Covid period. Currently we are supporting 130 clients and have continued to send out both Birthday and Christmas Cards which are so appreciated by the clients. Could you help us by donating any spare postage stamps that you may have. We would be most

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

21/11/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all keeping well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter and Mass times for both parishes.

I am pleased to say that that the Church will once again able to offer the ability to join watch Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. through a virtual meeting for those who require it. We will use the Zoom meetings platform to enable this. From Sunday 28th November onwards, it will be possible to join us by signing into the meeting directly from the Zoom website or, through the Zoom App should you choose to install it on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

The Winter Fayre is next Friday at 3.15pm in Our Lady and St Werburgh’s School. Donations include raffle prizes,bottles, toiletries, books and toys. Do come along an support it.

The Church is looking for volunteers to join the Counting Rota. The new rota will begin after Christmas. Please contact the Parish office if you can help.

And finally, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a great week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Live Streamed Mass

By Parish Office

21/11/2021

Live streamed Mass will be available via Zoom https://zoom.us/join

Zoom™ meetings details will be included in the weekly newsletter sent by email. Subscribe to ensure you receive instructions. Please also share viewing with parishioners who may not have advanced phones or computer access.

To watch on Apple and Android devices, use the following.

  1. Install the Zoom client for iOS (Apple) devices from ‎ZOOM Cloud Meetings on the App Store (apple.com)
  2. Install the Zoom client for Android (Google, Samsung, Sony, Nokia etc.) devices from ZOOM Cloud Meetings - Apps on Google Play

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

14/11/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all keeping well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter and Mass times for both parishes.

The toddler group begins again on Wednesday between 10am – 11.30am in the Parish Hall.

The Winter Fayre is on Friday 26th November at 3.15pm in Our Lady and St Werburgh’s School. Donations include raffle prizes,bottles, toiletries, books and toys.

We are looking for volunteers to join the Counting Rota. Please contact the Parish office if you can help.

And finally, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

07/11/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter and Mass times for both parishes.

The toddler group will restart on Wednesday 10th November 10am – 11.30am in Our Lady and St Werburgh Parish Hall.

The Winter Fayre is on Friday 26th November at 3.15pm in Our Lady and St Werburgh’s School. See the newsletter for details.

And finally, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a great week.

October

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

31/10/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter and Mass times for both parishes.

Please note that the play group is hoping to restart soon. Volunteers are needed to help with the organisation.
Please contact Sam Burke if you are able to help on 07759018545.

Also, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Finally, please pray for the repose of the soul of Pat Merry and remember her family and friends in your prayers. Requiem Mass at Our Lady and St Werburgh on Tuesday 16th November at 11.00 am.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

24/10/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter and Mass times.

This weekend is World Mission Sunday

The next collection for Newcastle Staffs Foodbank will be on 26th October.

Check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Finally, please pray for the repose of the soul of Pat Merry and remember her family and friends in your prayers.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

17/10/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter and Mass times. Please take note of the new format. The printed newsletter and Mass sheets have been combined into one.

Please read the notices concerning rotas for volunteers for Tea and Coffee after 10 a.m. Sunday Mass.

The next collection for Newcastle Staffs Foodbank will be on 26th October.

Lastly, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

10/10/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Please read the notices concerning rotas for volunteers for Tea and Coffee after 10 a.m. Sunday Mass.

Mass at Clayton Parish: There will be a Mass on Friday 15th October at 10 a.m. Please note the change of time on Sunday 17th October to 8.45 am

Lastly, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

03/10/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Please read the notices concerning rotas for Church counters and readers.

The Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage takes place on this Saturday 9th October 2021, 12 noon at St Chad’s Cathedral, with Bishop David Evans. Find out more.

Lastly, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a good week.

September

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

26/09/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and updated Mass times for the Ashley parish.

Our church is collecting again for the Foodbank. All donations need to be handed in when coming to Mass at the weekend or Contact the parish office to drop off in the week.

St John Fisher Catholic College is holding Open Mornings and Open Evenings on Thursday 30th September and Friday 1st October. Contact office-sjfcc@ctkcc.co.uk or 01782 307551 for further details.

The Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage takes place on Saturday 9th October 2021, 12 noon at St Chad’s Cathedral, with Bishop David Evans. Find out more.

Lastly, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

19/09/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well.

The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter, now back in its normal format, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and updated Mass times.

Our church is collecting again for the Foodbank. All donations need to be handed in when coming to Mass at the weekend or contact the parish office to drop off in the week.

There is a call for volunteers to help with serving tea and coffee in the parish hall after Mass this Sunday and others. Please get in touch with the parish office.

The Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage takes place on Saturday 9th October 2021, 12 noon at St Chad’s Cathedral, with Bishop David Evans. Find out more.

Lastly, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Tea & Coffee Rota

By Parish Office

19/09/2021

We will be serving tea and coffee in the parish hall this Sunday 19th September after 10am Mass. Volunteers are needed to join the rota. Please contact Judy Somers on 616071 or leave a message with the parish office.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

12/09/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and updated Mass times for the Ashley Parish.

Our church is collecting again for the Foodbank. All donations need to be handed in when coming to Mass at the weekend or contact the parish office to drop off in the week.

The Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage takes place on Saturday 9th October 2021, 12 noon at St Chad’s Cathedral, with Bishop David Evans. Find out more.

Lastly, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

05/09/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well and had lovely summer holidays.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times. Please note a few artistic changes to the website.

Our church is collecting again for the Foodbank. All donations need to be handed in when coming to Mass at the weekend or contact the parish office to drop off in the week.

A big event coming up is the Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage. This will take place will take place on Saturday 9th October 2021, 12 noon at St Chad’s Cathedral, with Bishop David Evans. Find out more.

Lastly, check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Have a good week.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Newcastle Staffs Foodbank Collections

By Parish Office

04/09/2021

Foodbank collections are resuming. All donations need to be handed in when coming to Mass at the weekend or contact the parish office to drop off in the week.

August

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Thank You – Marist Mission Appeal

Archdiocese of Birmingham

13/08/2021

Brother John McAllister sm. would like to thank all parishioners for their very generous donations to the Marist Missions of £290.20 plus Gift Aid. Please keep the Marist Missions in your prayers.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

08/08/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all keeping well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times.

Check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Please welcome Father Chris Bester over the next few weekends as he celebrates our Masses.

Have a great summer and stay safe.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

01/08/2021

Adam here, I hope you are enjoying the nice weather.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times.

Check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Father Chris Bester will be saying Mass while Father Anton is on leave.

Have a great summer and look after yourselves.

July

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

25/07/2021

Adam here, I hope you are enjoying the nice weather.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times.

Today is the first ever World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Read more

Check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Please continue use of the new parish email address olstwerburgh.clayton@rcaob.org.uk

Have a great summer and look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Celebrating the first ever World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

25/07/2021

Parishes across the Archdiocese are being invited to dedicate one of their Sunday Masses to the first ever World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Pope Francis has called for the universal church to celebrate the occasion on Sunday 25 July - the closest Sunday to the memorial of Jesus’ grandparents, Ss Joachim and Ann (26 July).

Read more

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

18/07/2021

Adam here, I hope you are enjoying the nice weather. I hope it continues as summer holidays begin for you all.

Our 96th and last live streamed mass is today at 9 a.m.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times.

Check out the latest Children's Liturgy video from Redemptorist Publications.

Please make use of the new parish email address olstwerburgh.clayton@rcaob.org.uk

Have a great summer and look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

11/07/2021

Adam here, I hope you are enjoying the nice weather and the football. All eyes will be glued to the screens later on today.

Our 95th live streamed mass is today at 9 a.m.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times for both parishes. Please note and make use of the new parish email address olstwerburgh.clayton@rcaob.org.uk

Look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

04/07/2021

Adam here, I hope you are enjoying the nice weather and the football. Ashford was full of good cheer yesterday evening.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times for both parishes. Please note the new email address olstwerburgh.clayton@rcaob.org.uk

Our 95th live streamed mass is next Sunday at 9 a.m.

Look after yourselves.

June

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

26/06/2021

Adam here, i hope you are enjoying the sunny weather now that it has returned.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times for both parishes. The live streamed Mass for Ashley is available for viewing again.

Tomorrow St Teresa’s is hosting a time for young people, school years 9-11. See Spark - Day for Young People.

Our 95th live streamed mass will be on July 11th at 9 a.m.

Look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St john the Baptist

Our First Live Streamed Mass for the Ashley Parish

By Parish Office

26/06/2021

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

20/06/2021

Happy Father's Day!

Adam here, i hope you are enjoying the sunny weather. It is nice that it has cooled down abit.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times for both parishes. There is a live streamed Mass at Ashley on Thursday 24th June at 7 p.m.

Next Sunday, St Teresa’s is hosting a time for young people, school years 9-11. See Spark - Day for Young People.

Our 95th live streamed mass will be on July 11th at 9 a.m.

Look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

13/06/2021

Adam here, i hope you are enjoying the sunny weather as much as you can.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times for both parishes.

St Teresa’s is hosting a time for young people, school years 9-11. See Spark - Day for Young People

Look after yourselves.

90th Live Streamed Mass at Our Lady and St Werburgh, Clayton

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

06/06/2021

Adam here,

Today's Mass is our 90th live streamed Mass to date. Quite an achievement. The website is updated for this week with the weekly newsletter, Mass times, and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Please note that this Thursday’s live streamed Mass at Ashley is postponed.

Look after yourselves.

May

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

30/05/2021

Adam here,

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Mass times, and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Please note the Mass times at Ashley.

Check out the birmingham diocese website and Picture Meditation for Holy Trinity Sunday.

Next week is our 90th live streamed Mass.

Look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

23/05/2021

Adam here,

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Mass times, and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Please note this week and next there will be no Masses at Ashley.

There is a new video for Pentecost on the Redemptorist Publication website.

Look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

15/05/2021

Adam here, I hope you are well. Spring as sort of arrived.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Mass times, and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Resources for Children's Liturgy can be found on the Redemptorist Publication website.

Also, check out the Diocese Life blog.

Keep safe and well!

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

08/05/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all keeping well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Mass times, and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Please note the Masses for the celebration of the Ascension this week.

  • Wednesday 7:30 p.m. at Clayton (Streamed Mass)
  • Thursday 10 a.m. at Clayton
  • Thursday 7:15 p.m. at Ashley.

Places at these Masses can be booked from Tuesday 10 a.m. onwards.

Resources for Children's Liturgy can be found on the Redemptorist Publication website.

Also, check out the Diocese Life blog.

Look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

1 Year Anniversary of Live Streaming

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

02/05/2021

Today is the first anniversary of our live streaming of Masses.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

02/05/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all keeping well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Mass times for Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Resources for Children's Liturgy can be found on the Redemptorist Publication website.

Check out the events on the Archdiocese website and the Diocese Life blog.

Stay safe and well.

April

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

24/04/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well and enjoying the nice weather.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Check out the events on the Archdiocese website and the Diocese Life blog.

Stay safe and well.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

17/04/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well. It is nice to see life gradually returning to normal with the high street shops open.

Today the country mourns of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

This week's website update includes the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Please note that there is no Mass this week at Ashley but will begin again the following week.

A big thank you to everyone who was able to contribute to the Foodbank collection last week.

Stay safe and well.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

10/04/2021

Adam here, I hope you are all well. It is great to read that life can begin to return to normal.

Congratulations to the Ashley parish for celebrating Mass again.

This week's website update includes the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and Mass times for the Ashley parish.

The Food Bank collection takes place tomorrow between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Stay safe and well.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

03/04/2021

Adam here, wish you a very Happy Easter.

This week's website update includes the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and updated Mass times.

There is another Food Bank collection taking place next Sunday between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Check out the forthcoming events page. There are some interesting events coming up.

Stay safe and well.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Two pieces of music for the Easter Weekend

01/04/2021

Two pieces of music suggested by a parishioner for the Easter Weekend.

See news from The Pews

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Good Friday Service 2021 from Ashley Catholic, Methodist & Anglican Churches

01/04/2021

We have recorded an inter church service for people to watch in particular on Good Friday.

View Video

March

Blog - Support Our Local Food bank

Local Foodbank Collection on Sunday 11th April

29/03/2021

Our representative for our local Food Bank representative will be in the church car park on Sunday 11th April. They will be gathering supplies for those in need between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

28/03/2021

Adam here, I hope that you all managed to adjust to the clock change. As summer time had kins of started, by special request my blog picture is updated with a summer picture.

This week's website update includes the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

The Easter Card Competition from Redemptorist Publications ends this week.

Look after yourselves and have a Happy Easter.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

21/03/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are safe and well.

This week's website update includes the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Check put the Easter Card Competition at Redemptorist Publications.

View forthcoming events page for events happening in the diocese. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Remember that the clocks go forward Sunday 28th of March at 1:00 a.m. when UK summer time begins. Please remember to move your clocks forward by one hour on next Saturday night.

Look after yourselves and stay safe.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

14/03/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

This weeks website update includes the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and updated Easter Service mass times. Please note next weeks Livestreamed Mass is at 10:00 a.m.

It is great to hear that the Church Ashley will be opening up for a Mass on Thursday 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Check put the Easter Card Competition at Redemptorist Publications.

There are more resources for children and the Holy Mass from Redemptorist Publications.

View forthcoming events page for events happening in the diocese. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

07/03/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are all keeping well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Ashley will be opening up for a Mass during the week. The first Mass will be on Thursday 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Check put the Easter Card Competition at Redemptorist Publications.

There are more resources for children and the Holy Mass from Redemption Publications.

View forthcoming events page for events happening in the diocese. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Easter Card Competition

Redemptionist Publications

07/03/2021

Design your own Easter card front cover for a chance to win one of 3 The Real Easter Eggs!

We will be giving away 3 of these fantastic Easter Eggs to 3 lucky winners, one to entrants in Year R or below, one to those who are in KS1, and one to those in KS2.

The winning designs will also be published in this year's Celebrate: Summer magazine!

To enter simply send your Easter card front cover design (A4 size preferable) to celebratecompetition@rpbooks.co.uk by 9am on Monday 29th March 2021.

Please be sure to include your name and age with your entry.

Full terms can be found here.

Find out more

February

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

28/02/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are all keeping well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Our Church reopens again today!

Please check out the resources for children and the Holy Mass from Redemptorist Publications.

View forthcoming events page for events happening in the diocese. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

20/02/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are all safe and well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

The local foodbank collection last weekend collected 130 kilos of food. Thank you for this generous support.

Lent begins this Sunday as we reopen our Church again next week!

Please check out the resources for children and the Holy Mass from Redemptorist Publications.

View forthcoming events page for events happening in the diocese. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

14/02/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are all safe and well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

The local foodbank collection takes place today between 2 to 3 p.m.

Lent begins this Wednesday with Ash Wednesday and mass at 7 p.m. As it says in the Newsletter, what is there left to give up? It is a fair question.

Check out the resources for children and the Holy Mass from Redemption Publications.

View forthcoming events page for events happening in the diocese. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

Blog - Support Our Local Food bank

Local Foodbank Collection - 14th February

14/02/2021

Our representative for our local Foodbank will be in the church car park on today. They will be gathering supplies for those in need between 2.00 – 3.00pm.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

07/02/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are all keeping well.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Wednesday was the Feast of Saint Werburgh, the patron Saint of our Clayton Parish and Parish School. The school reception class and years one to four celebrated the day in style. Each class made and sent Father Anton some lovely cards and posters. Watch the Mass again.

See forthcoming events page for events happening in the diocese. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Watch The St. Werburgh's Day Mass Again

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

07/02/2021

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

An Appeal from “Homestart”

By Parish Office

07/02/2021

This week we have received an appeal from a local charity called “Homestart” who help local people in need. If you have a spare bed, duvet, bedding, a double orthopaedic bed, desks with computer chairs or a spare washing machine then let the parish office know and we will furnish a contact name and number to arrange a pickup.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

The Feast of St. Werburgh

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

03/02/2021

The Statue of St. Werburgh and pictures made by the children of Year 3 at our school.

The Feast of St. Werburgh

Well done to Reception, Year 2, and Years 4!

About St Werburgh

January

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

30/01/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are all well as can be.

The website is updated with the weekly newsletter, Fr. Anton's weekly column, and new streamed Mass times.

The Act of Spiritual Communion can be sourced here. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/act-of-spiritual-communion-339

This Wednesday is the Feast of Saint Werburgh, the patron, along with Our Lady, of our parish and parish school.

There are a few events taking place later this month. See forthcoming events page. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

Blog - Support Our Local Food bank

Local Foodbank Collection on 14th February

30/01/2021

Our representative for our local Foodbank will be in the church car park on Sunday 14th February. They will be gathering supplies, including tins and toiletries, for those in need between 2.00 – 3.00pm.

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This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

23/01/2021

Adam here, I hope that you are all okay and keeping warm. It has been very cold lately. Ashford had some extremely heavy hail two days ago that it set off the alarms in all the cars parked outside.

This week the website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column. The live streaming continues while our Church is closed. Last week was our 60th live streamed Mass.

The Act of Spiritual Communion can be sourced here. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/act-of-spiritual-communion-339

There are a few events taking place later this month including events by the FCJ Young Adult Network and Archdiocese Evangelisation Meeting via Zoom.

See forthcoming events page. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

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An Act of Spiritual Communion

By Parish Office

My Jesus,

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

src https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/act-of-spiritual-communion-339

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This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

16/01/2021

Adam here, I hope that you all are okay.

Firstly, the website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Secondly, the Live Streaming continues while our Church is closed.

The Act of Spiritual Communion can be sourced here. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/act-of-spiritual-communion-339

There are lots of online events taking place. See forthcoming events page. Also visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham website.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

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Church Closure

By Parish Office

13/01/2021

It has been decided to close the church for a couple of weeks. We will continue the live streaming Masses until further notice.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

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This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

10/01/2021

Adam here, I hope that you all as well as can be. And keeping warm despite the cold

Firstly, the website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column.

Secondly, the Live Streaming continues. As time are challenging and abit gloomy for some, the three Christmas Masses will remain on the website to bring some much needed joy.

With online things in mind, the FCJ Young Adult Network have three online events taking place this month, and in February.

And finally, booking your place for Mass continues. Book by telephone to give everyone a reasonable chance of attending. Leave a message. Please note until you receive a reply, we cannot guarantee a place.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

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This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

03/01/2021

Adam here, I hope that you all had as nice Christmas and New Year celebrations as possible.

You are lucky to have snow where you all are. I didn't have a thing apart from the cold.

Firstly, the website is updated with the weekly newsletter and Fr. Anton's weekly column. The parish blog has a new look following inspiration over the holiday. The Christmas Carol-A-Day continues until January 5th. I hope you have enjoyed the contribution from one of the parishioners.

Secondly, the Live Streaming has been well recieved. The three Christmas Masses will remain on the website until the end of the Christmas period. 

Thirdly, there was a generous response to the Foodbank appeal with almost 200 kilograms of food and essentials gathered. Golly! I am told there were a group of carol singers present add to cheer the atmosphere around the collection.

And finally, Wednesday January 6th, is the Feast of the Epiphany when the Three Wise Men come to visit Jesus with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.

  • "The gift of gold for The King of Kings."
  • "The gift of frankincense for the Priest of Priests."
  • "The gift of myrrh to honour thy sacrifice."

The Masses for the Epiphany are 10:00am and 7:00pm

Booking your place for by telephone to give everyone a reasonable chance of attending. Leave a message. Pease note until you receive a reply, we cannot guarantee a place.

Please look after yourselves and stay safe.

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Happy New Year

By Adam Grannell
Parish Website Administrator

01/01/2021

Wishing you all a Happy New Year. We are all hoping that this year will be better.

Christmas Message from Archbishop Bernard Longley

A Christmas Message

From Archbishop Bernard Longley

17/12/2020

Watch this year's Christmas Message from His Grace, filmed in St Chad's Cathedral.

Watch Message