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2021

May

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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 Webmaster

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.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster

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.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

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

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster

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.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

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.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

This Week's Newsletter

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster

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.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

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.

Blog - Our Lady and St Werburgh

Happy New Year

By Adam Grannell
Parish Webmaster

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