Saint Chad’s News


Quote: I wish once more to encourage all the People of God, pastors, consecrated persons and the laity, to become increasingly familiar with the sacred Scriptures. (St Augustine of Hippo)

Baptism: Parents and Godparents are invited to attend the rehearsal on Friday 24th January 2020 in the Church. Baptism will take place on Sunday 26th January 2020.

Fr Emmanuel’s Send-Off Mass/Party: Fr Emmanuel Ahua C.S.Sp send off party is on Sunday 19th January 2020 he is celebrating the 10.30am Mass on 19th January 2020. There will be a refreshment for all in the hall after the 10.30am Mass in his honour. Donations and gifts for Fr Emmanuel would be much appreciated. £543.00 has been raised which will be presented to him on the 19th January as a gift of appreciation from the Parish.

Catechists Sharing Day: All catechists are invited to the Church Hall on Saturday 25th January midday-3pm. This includes everyone from the Baptism team, First Holy Communion team, Confirmation team, Children’s Liturgy of the Word team and all those involved in RCIA. Please bring some food to share for lunch. We look forward to welcoming you and thanking you for the important work you do in our parish.

St Chad’s Social Club – Quiz Night: Parishioners are invited to St Chad’s Social Club Quiz Night on Saturday 25th January 2020 at 7.30pm in the Church hall. Tickets: £6.00, under 16yrs £3.00. Ticket price includes Chicken & Chips. Licensed Bar and Raffle on sale. For tickets please contact Mary, Grace or Tessa.

Spiritans Pilgrimage: Parish/Spiritans Pilgrimage to Prague/Poland in summer half-term Friday 22nd to Friday 29th May 2020: Beginning from Prague in Czech Republic, There will also be tours of many sites of interest. The weeklong pilgrimage is open to parishes and communities in London served by the Spiritans at the cost of £650 including flight, lodging, breakfast and dinner. Expression of interest is with £200 deposit before the end of November to enable booking of flights and hotel reservations. Those who need a visa to travel will have to obtain this by themselves, the tour company will provide hotel reservations to support visa application. Contact the Parish Office or Juliet. Please see the noticeboard for further information.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April - Oct 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 020 3239 8662 or email MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 ENGLAND: 0044 20 3239 8662, Website:

Divine Mercy Prayer Group: Parishioners are welcome to attend the Divine Mercy Prayer Group every Tuesday 7.30pm-8.30pm in the Guild Room.

St Chad’s Catholic Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group: The St Chad’s Catholic Charismatic Renewal prayer group meet every Monday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the church for prayers, praise and worship and bible studies, you are warmly invited to attend. The contact person are Lawrence Egwu

Parish Email Address: Change Of Parish Email Address

Offerings: £899.17 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for PAX Christi, Next Sunday’s Second Collection is for SPUC. Thank you.

Pax Christi: The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms. Rooted in Catholic Christianity, we work with all who share our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice”.

Recruitment of Foundation Governors for Christ The King Sixth Forms: Our governors play an essential role in the life and strategic direction of the College. The Board benefits from a highly dedicated group of individuals who bring to bear their professional skills and experiences so that the College may continue to develop and improve. We currently have two vacancies on the Board and we are looking for individuals with professional backgrounds in finance to join us and make a contribution to excellent governance practice. The successful candidate will be a committed practicing Catholic. We have retained FE Associates to support us in finding our new governors and interested parties are encouraged to have an initial discussion with our lead consultant, Jo Johnston, ahead of the closing date and prior to submitting an application. This can be arranged emailing For more information and a candidate pack visit: Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 7th February 2020. Interview date: To be confirmed.

Archbishop's House Fundraising Volunteer Role: Fundraising Volunteer Role Location: Finance Office, 59 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7JE Hours: Ideally 2 days per week for 6 months – can be flexible This role will involve tasks such as organising the legacy gifts files, inputting data onto a CRM database, mail-merging thank you letters, general administration, scanning and filing, helping to organise events, printing and mailing materials, etc. The role brings opportunities for someone to get a good idea on how a fundraising department works and its various component parts. If you would like to apply please send your CV with a cover note explaining you are interested in this role to Sarah Wood, HR Manager, via email


Please do not block the entrances to the Church particularly the disable entrance. Thank you.

Prayer Room: The small room at the back of the Church is now open for quiet prayer and reflection. At the moment there is an Advent focus inside. Feel free to go and pray inside whenever the Church is open. Mums and Dads maybe take your children inside before Mass or after Mass to help to pray in a different way. Everyone is welcome to use this quiet space.

Reminder: The normal parish office hours are between 9.30am and 12.30pm. But anyone who would like to see the priest in the afternoon outside the office hours should call on Tuesday between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. No appointment necessary.

Please pray for those who have died recently and those who mourn their loss, especially: 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, Filipina Leitao, Anna Beckenham, Brunhilde Kings, Alan Lockwood, Charles Odukwe, Philomena A. Onwuegbuzie, Sheila Campbell, Fr Alec Fraser, Fr Alan Wright, Fr. Columba Ibeh, Sr. Rosary Munonye, Sr. Mary Vianney Okereke, Mrs Ngozi Udekaigbo, Hilda Nkwabilo, Canon John Bailey, Canon Francis Moran, Mary Musa, Christopher Smith, Norine Bradbury 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: Rose Lobo, Michael Hayland, Agnes Harris, Beautilyn Awe, Corinne Samuel, 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, Margaret Rowland, 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.)

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.

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