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All Change

a message from Fr John...

What a glorious summer we are having.  Soon our school will be closed and parishioners will be on holidays; something to look forward to.  There has been all change here at the Priory, with Fr Bob and I going away and Frs Michael Spain and Martin McDonald taking our places.  No one likes change but it is part of life.  Soon, however, you will be used to the new set up.  There is much to look forward to, apart from summer holidays.  We have especially the centenary of St Joseph’s which will begin on 1st January 2015.  We intend to have a year of celebration, climaxing on 29th July, the day when 100 years ago the Church was consecrated.  Following the meeting with the architect, it seems that most parishioners back the plans but we are listening to those who don’t, and where possible, making changes.  We are trying to make the Church suitable for the next 100 years.  St Joseph, our patron, would surely approve.  So, enjoy the summer, and your holidays.  Come back refreshed and relaxed, ready for whatever the future holds.  Know that you are always in the palm of God’s hand.

 

Big Society Award for SVP

The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) was named as a recipient of Prime Minister David Cameron's Big Society Award for their work across England and Wales.  Read more...

 

Our History

St. Joseph's Church and Priory on Austenwood Common, Gerrard's Cross, has grown in two stages, from modest beginnings in 1913 to the large and flourishing church of today... Read more

  

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Parish AGM

All parishioners are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting which takes place on Sunday, 28th September at 3pm in the Parish Centre.  There will be a review of the Parish, with highlights from the last year, as well as looking forward to the next 12 months and beyond.  See the Agenda and read the 2014 Annual Report to find out more.
 

SVP Awareness Month

September is SVP awareness month and enables each parish to publicise the needs and work of the society.  The theme for this year is “Concern is not Enough”.
 
 
The third week of SVP awareness month asks us to “comfort the bereaved” – Lord, give to all those suffering bereavement the support of family and friends at this time. 
 

Baptism Congratulations

Fr John with the Hill and Lewis families whose children were baptised recently.  We ask God’s blessing upon them and their families.

 

 

 

  

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Letter from Fr John to All parishioners regarding 2015 Centenary Plans
 
 

New Parishioners

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*UPDATED*     Gift Aid Form

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Read all about Northampton Diocesan News in The Vine

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Diary Dates

Year 9 Confirmation Session - Friday, 19th September

Parish AGM - Sunday, 28th September

Faith Programme St Therese DVD - Tuesday, 30th September

CAFOD Harvest Soup Lunch - Friday, 3rd October

Evening of ABBA Music - Saturday, 11th October

Faith Programme Reflection by Charles Whitehead - Tuesday, 14th October

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