Get involved in the spiritual and community life of our parish. We are always looking for people who are willing to share their time and talents with our community - musicians, singers, readers, lay eucharistic ministers, altar servers, sacristans, greeters, flower arrangers, cleaners, visitors to the sick, catechists, ushers, and others. Just a few hours a month is all it takes - and the courage to step forward. Contact Fr. Luke by phone, email, post or in person.
Please also join in the social life of our parish. We offer periodic social events (picnics, dinners, raffles, an Autumn Fayre, etc.) and invite parishioners and guests from the whole area to join in and strengthen the bonds that hold our community together.
Mass can be offered for anyone, living or dead, and for a variety of reasons including in celebration, thanksgiving or remembrance of people or events. We include special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, exam success; any cause or need such as peace in the Holy Land or for refugees; or for your own "Private" intentions. Please use one of the offering envelopes located at the back of the church to register your requests. If you wish a Mass said on a particular date (anniversary, etc.), please let us know as far in advance as possible.
There is a bit of a back log with Mass intentions: If you would like Mass offered for a particular intention on or near a specific day, (and at a specific location) please give as much notice as possible – some people book days a year in advance. If the date that you would like is unavailable Mass will be offered at the requested location, on the next available free-day. The current schedule, however, means that this could be as long as six weeks after the proposed date. If you are not too-concerned about where Mass will be offered (Brandon or Mildenhall) then it is often possible to fit a Mass in sooner than this.
Donations for flowers are welcomed. Simply place your donation in an envelope (please gift-aid if eligible) available at the back of church and clearly mark ‘flowers’. Hand it to Father or one of the helpers after Mass. Thank you.
Both churches now hold a great resource of books on the Church, prayer, spirituality and biographies of saints. Free to borrow– simply fill in the record card and return when you’re done. If you have books you would like to donate, please see Father. Many thanks to all who have helped set up this resource.
CAP needs our help Mobilising churches to work alongside others to overcome poverty in the UK. What do you feel are the three most important things we can do to fight poverty and inequality in the UK? Write them down in an email (or letter) to your MP. Take a stand today. (www.church-poverty.org.uk)
Mr David Thomas a new member of our Parish is taking over this parish activity in the Spring, 2019, so please give him your support. 50/50 also needs new members as well. Marty has prepared a simple flyer you can complete to join the club. Membership is £13 a year, with as it says, 50% to prizes and 50% to funds for the parish.
Your Support is always needed. Once again thanks to you all,
Was your child born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015? If so you need to apply for a school place now. Application packs are now available from St Edmund’s for any child wishing to apply for the academic year 2018/19. Please contact the school office to obtain a pack.
Diocesan Consultation is taking place, information is available at the back of our churches.