Saint Chad’s News

"I would like to assure all parishioners that we the Priests still celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist. We always remember and pray for you, especially those who are suffering from the virus infection and all those who booked for Masses in advance, your intentions are prayed for at our Masses." Fr Bartholomew

Pentecost Week 2020 - Activities for children towards Pentecost


Reflection from Fr. Batholomew on this Sunday's Readings


Nine Days Novena to the Holy Spirit

Novena of Reflection and Prayer in Preparation for the Feast of Pentecost (31st May) 2020

Reflections on biblical texts that speak of the many and varied ways that the Spirit of God is at work among us are an invitation to prayerful preparation for the Feast of Pentecost during this time of global pandemic.


Mwaka Mudenda ("Mwaksy") is the new presenter on Blue Peter! Congratuations to Mwaka Mudenda, formerly of St. Chad's and now living in Manchester, on becoming the 39th presenter of the long-running BBC children's TV programme Blue Peter!

Mwaka Mudenda

Mwaka joined the show on 14th May 2020.


Marriage Week 2020
11th – 17th May is the week that is nationally set aside to celebrate commitment to the Sacrament of Marriage. The theme this year is "The Forever Conversation," recognising the need for continual open communication to enable a marriage to be long lasting. Marriage Encounter is working in partnership with Marriage Week UK to promote events and celebrate marriage.
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It is with great sadness to announce that Ann Britton died on Wednesday 15th April with her daughters Caroline & Sarah & husband Michael by her side. Ann was the School Secretary at St Thomas Becket School for 21 years  and belonged to St Chad’s Parish. Please keep Ann & her family in your prayers

COVID-19 corunavirus update: Pastoral Letter from Archbishop John Wilson (click to read)

Baptism: There will be no baptisms until further notice.

St Chad’s Social Club: St Chad’s Social Committee regret that all future events will be cancelled until further notice. If things change we will let you know. We wish you all well and please keep safe. Thank you.

Please pray for those who have died recently and those who mourn their loss, especially: Rose Lobo, Ann Britton, Brian Green, +Peter Smith, Obima Nganori, Mrs Christiana Obi Nkpolukwu, Rita Lobo, Ugochukwu Dike, Penelope Berkoh, Sheila Collins, Margaret Rowland, Oscar John Charles, Ugochukwu Ugwujioku, Madame Lucky Otokito, Benvinda Morais, Leroy Serrette, Catherine Ruby Martin, Eugenia Okpala, Archbishop Michael Bowen, Desri John, Sladjana Rankovic, Wilma Humphrey, Bosco Fernandes, Agnes Ubaechu all our deceased relatives and friends. May they rest in peace and all our deceased relatives and friends and all our deceased relatives and friends and all our deceased relatives and friends. May they rest in peace. (If you would like to include names of your deceased relatives please let us know.)

Please pray for all who are sick in the parish, especially: Henry Aboagye-Brobbey, Matthew Nyame, Martin Gardner, Rose Lobo, Michael Hayland, Agnes Harris, Beautilyn Awe, Janet Moore, Lourdes Leitao, Kings Family, Stella Blake, Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakye-Agyeman, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, Bridie Carter, Mina Pobee, Julie Hayfron, Esme Brewer, Chevanese Philip, Tom Finnerty, Cori-Matthew Blanc-Phillips, Theresa Mongan, Matthew Mendes, Beth Simon, Emmanuel Yakubu, Shelley Bunter, Adele Dewluish, Maria Stokoe, Annette Smith, Kathleen Crabb, Fredericka Nettey, Kusuma Munavira, Moira Edinburgh, Patricia Mellor, Vernon Sharland, Pat Mostyn, Tim Belgrave, Ted Stevens, Charlie Cowe, Isabella O’Brien. (It would be greatly appreciated if the office could be notified of the recovery of those on this sick list.)

When we faced Easter in lockdown, Chris and Angie created a video service for children. To share this with your children, download by clicking here.

Click for Children's Stations of the Cross

Click for Children's Stations of the Cross

Or view on YouTube here:


Please note that Father Bartholomew will be available (except in an emergency, when you can ring at any time) from 10.30am to 12.30pm each day, Monday to Friday except Wednesdays, if you wish to speak with them or to book a Mass. Thank you. All enquiries from now onwards should be made during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm) through the Parish Secretary. thank you.

Please bring all announcements for the Parish Bulletin by the latest Wednesday. Thank you.

News Archive

A selection of old news stories is here.

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