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All Masses are live-streamed.
St Alban’s is open for in-person Mass. Advanced booking is NO LONGER required as of 1st September. There will still be spacing and attendees are asked to wear a mask and sanitise hands on entry.
Volunteer stewards – book your session
As from Saturday 4th September there will be no requirement to book any Mass at St Alban’s.
The wearing of masks whilst in church and hand sanitising on entry will continue until further notice.
GREAT NEWS – PARISH BOOKING SECRETARY
We are delighted to announce that we have found a new Parish Bookings Secretary. Anna Franks who will be taking on this important role is relatively new to the Parish. To contact Anna in the first instance please contact her on her landline 01625 476477 – her email address is email@example.com and her mobile is 07981826792
You may have noticed we have a new Parish Website! We need your help.
Set up Offertory giving: contact 428141 / firstname.lastname@example.org or donate online
Mums and Tots is back! From Tuesday 28th September and then every term time Tuesday afternoon from 1.15 – 3.15 pm in the Parish Centre. All pre-school children and babies very welcome with their mums, dads, grannies or carers! For more information see website Mums and Tots information. See you there!
We celebrate this time of prayers and activity focused on God's creation, our endangered environment. A printed calendar with daily suggestions for your individual reflections and our collective actions will be available next weekend after all masses
Food donations to go to Cre8 Surplus Food Grocery and Watermill House for Young People
THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER and action for prisoners and their dependants as marked by the Catholic Church and across the Christian denominations
Polish masses are held every 2nd Sunday of the month.
On 13 May 1917, three children were shepherding their little flock in the Cova da Iria, parish of Fatima, town of Vila Nova de Ourém, today the diocese of Leiria-Fatima. They were called: Lucia de Jesus, aged 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged 9 and 7.
About midday, after praying the Rosary, they were amusing themselves building a little house of stones scattered around the place where the Basilica now stands. Suddenly they saw a brilliant light, and thinking it to be lightning, they decided to go home. But as they went down the slope another flash lit up the place, and they saw on the top of a holmoak (where the Chapel of Apparitions now stands), "a Lady more brilliant than the sun", from whose hands hung a white rosary. The Lady told the three little shepherds that it was necessary to pray much, and she invited them to return to the Cova da Iria during five consecutive months, on the 13th day at that hour. The children did so and the 13th day of June, July, September and October, the Lady appeared to them again and spoke to them in the Cova da 0a.
Parish Rambles are back for the Autumn, starting in October, with a new initiative of a shorter walk alternative on some Saturday afternoons.
Saturday 9th October 2-5pm Afternoon stroll in the local area – transport available, 3-4 miles. Contact Jane Cole for more information. 07855628085
Sunday 17th October: 11 – 4pm approx Parish Ramble. Transport available. Contact Jerome Johnston. See website Parish Ramble information for contact details