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2020

Message from Fr. Bartholomew:

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and still keeping the faith. As the national lockdown is once again eased tomorrow, 2 December, I wish to gladly inform you that the doors of St. Chad’s Church, South Norwood would be opened Thursday, 3 December for our usual public liturgical celebrations. We are going to maintain, observe and respect the 2 m social distancing and the other necessary COVID 19 rules whenever we gather for any celebration.

With regards to the times for Masses, we are returning to the post COVID-19 Mass times.

The daily Mass from Monday to Friday will be at 9:30 am. On Saturday, the daily Mass is still 10:00 am and the Sunday Vigil Mass at 6:30 pm.

On Sunday, the Mass times are; 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am & 6:00 pm.

We are looking forward with excitement to seeing you all again.

Find below the parish Advent/Christmas programme.

Fr. Bartholomew.

Important Message from Fr Bartholomew

Hello everyone,

I hope that you are well. I wished I didn’t have to write you about national lockdown. But here I am again.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Friday 30th October, to reintroduce a nationwide lockdown, places of worship are again once affected. Collective worship, with the exception of funerals, will not be permitted from tomorrow Thursday 5th November throughout this period of lockdown until 2nd December.

However, the priests will continue to celebrate Mass at 10.00am on a daily basis for your intentions, protection and general well-being. I have included an excerpt from the Government’s website with some specifications. Wishing you all well and God’s protection.

Keep the faith,
Fr Bartholomew Zubeviel.

Important Message from Fr Bartholomew on the Ending of Booking for Mass

Dear Parishioners,

It has been exactly one month and three weeks since we started celebrating Mass with the congregation after the national lockdown. We were asked to put some safety measures in place before reopening the Church for public celebrations, which we did.

One of the requirements was to keep records of individuals and households who attend particular Masses. We decided that people should pre-book for the Mass they would like to attend to facilitate track and trace procedure should there be any need.

I have reviewed our initial decisions with our wonderful stewards and the below bullet points are what we think will further help us going forward.

There are 36 spaces in the church. Each can accommodate either one person or up to four from the same household.

When 36 spaces are occupied it is our job as stewards to explain to people that no more people can attend that Mass.

No sitting with people from different households - except carers.

No standing – there is nowhere safe to stand.

Through no-one’s fault, the booking system has not worked as a way of predicting how many spaces will be occupied, or a way of avoiding too many people turning up for Mass.

Starting with the Masses at next weekend (19th-20th Sept) there will be no way of booking for Mass.

The 1st individuals or households to arrive will be given (ideally will pick up for themselves) one of only 36 tokens.

When the 36 tokens are gone the doors will be closed only to be reopened for the next Mass.

The stewards will kindly and sympathetically explain to people that we are not allowed, by law, to admit any more people.

Anyone who has previously given their name and phone number, their presence will be recorded on a list.

Anyone not on that list will be added to the list as they provide a phone number.

People who had previously booked will not have any priority in the allocation of spaces. 1st come 1st admitted principle would be applied.

Stewards will continue to try and attend only one Mass at a weekend unless required to cover a missing steward at another Mass.

Whatever decisions or changes that are made are for the good and the safety of everybody. Thank you for your understanding co-operation. Continue to keep safe as the virus infection to raise public concern.

Please share this information with anyone you can reach out to.

Fr. Bartholomew
12th September 2020

Pre-booking Form for Mass

Guidelines for Reopening the Church for Public Worship

Archbishops' Message

 

RE-OPENING OF ST. CHAD’S FOR CELEBRATION OF MASS

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and still keeping safe.

On behalf of all of you, I wish to thank our wonderful stewards: Chris Henley, Noel Valapinee and Stephen Reddiar for their availability and generosity of time for the past two Saturdays we opened the Church for private prayer .

I equally wish to thank our Parish’s COVID-19 cleaning team, led by Suzy, Chris and Juliet for their selfless and dedicated service.

Everything went well as expected. The stewards were at the church early enough to make sure that everything was in order before parishioners started arriving for individual prayers. Parishioners were appropriately guided and directed respectfully by the stewards upon arrival.

The cleaners came around after the private prayers and happily cleaned and sanitised the entire Church making it ready for use again.

As you are already aware, we are taking a further step in the right direction beyond individual private prayer - the reopening of the church for the celebration of public Mass.

Information reaching us from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has indicated that we can celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Mass from today, Saturday, 4th July 2020 with a limited number of people, after almost 3 &1/2 months when we adhered to closing the doors of our churches.

It is good news well received with joy and happiness. But the permission goes with series of conditions to be met before we can begin to celebrate Mass.

A limited number of people is required in the church at a time. To fulfil this requirement, we need to increase the number of Masses we hold every weekend. We shall maintain the Saturday evening Mass at the same time at 6:30pm, and add two more Masses on Sundays. The Sunday Mass times are now 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 6:00pm. This means that we need a minimum number of three stewards to volunteer at every Mass to guide and assist attendees.

We equally need a minimum number of five volunteers to clean the church after every Mass for the next celebration.

When we are assured of these modalities, then we can confidently and safely begin to celebrate public Masses with no fear of a possible virus transmission.

A pre-booked Mass form will soon be available on the parish website for us to indicate which weekend Mass we would prefer to attend.

To also manage the risk of the virus re-emerging this pre-booking is being implemented at the direction of the U.K. Government to meet the NHS test and trace requirement.

The booking will be on the basis of first come first serve. The 2m system of social distancing will be respected but people from the same household up to 3 or 4 can sit together on a pew. It would be advisable to indicate on the form the number of people from the same household who are attending the particular Mass.

So, I am appealing to all parishioners for your usual cooperation and volunteering spirit, and particularly those who are not within vulnerable categories to come forward and support in any way possible so that we can begin the new normal way of celebrating the Eucharist.

Fr. Bartholomew

A message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England

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Pentecost Week 2020 - Activities for children towards Pentecost

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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.`

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Children's Stations of the Cross

In normal times, there is a Children's Stations of the Cross held in the church on the morning of Good Friday.

As we face Easter in lockdown, Chris and Angie have 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: https://youtu.be/2Jvpvpa4F7E

(Or in YouTube, seach for Childrens' Stations 2020 St Chads )

Message from Fr. Bartholomew:

Good evening everyone. I hope you are all well and still keeping safe. I am sure you all had a good, quiet and reflective Corpus Christi Sunday.

I just wanted to quickly update you all on the current plans to reopen the Church.

The Government as well as the Diocese has given us an official permission to reopen the doors of the Church any moment from tomorrow Monday, 15th June 2020 for private prayer after two months and three weeks since we were ordered to close the doors of the churches all over the country. This is a good news for all of us i suppose.

I must however, emphasise that we are not yet permitted to celebrate any of the Sacraments. Organised and led prayers and meetings are equally not allowed yet. We are hopeful that we will soon be able to gather and begin a new normal way of celebrating the Sacraments.

Unfortunately, we are not going to open the doors of St. Chad’s Church on Monday, 15th June for the private prayer because we have not yet fulfilled the necessary risk assessment requirements. The Church has been thoroughly cleaned up by a group of volunteers with the recommended disinfectant. But there are still a few safety measures that we have to put in place before the Church will be safe and ready for public use. It is predicted that all the requirements will be met by Friday. In view of that we are planning to open the Church on Saturday, 20th June 2020 between 2-6pm. If everything goes well and the number of people turning up for private prayer increases, we will add another day the following week.

Thanks for your patience for the whole period of the total lockdown. Sorry for what we all have to go through and are still experiencing as a result of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

We hope to meet again soonest in the Church to pray, profess our faith together and respectfully celebrate the Sacraments in the usual manner. Until we meet again, continue to keep safe and stay fit.

Fr. Bartholomew 14th June 2020

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

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: https://youtu.be/2Jvpvpa4F7E

 

2018

Adoremus 2018 - A National Eucharistic Congress and Pilgrimage was held at Liverpool from 7th-9th Sept 2018. This Congress was the first of its kind in over 100 years. Thousands of the laity attended, including hundreds of priests and religious and many Bishops. The Southwark Diocese was well represented and from St Chad's Parish, the delegates were Tina Hanson and Chris Henley. In addition to the inspiring experience of being among so many people gathered with the same purpose - namely deepening their understanding of the Eucharist, and the moving acts of worship, delegates had the opportunity to hear some profoundly inspiring speakers. This opportunity is available to anyone who has access to the internet. Videos of all the main (keynote) speakers and many of the workshops and testimonies can be seen by following the links provided on the Parish website and Facebook.

A report by Tina and Chris:

National Eucharistic Congress

"National Eucharistic Congress Liverpool 7-9th Sept 2018
This Congress was the first of its kind in over 100 years. Thousands of people attended including hundreds of priests and religious and many Bishops. Southwark Diocese was well represented and from St Chad's the delegates were Tina Hansen and Chris Henley.
In addition to the inspiring experience of being among so many people gathered with the same purpose - namely deepening their understanding of the Eucharist, and the moving acts of worship, delegates had the opportunity to hear some profoundly inspiring speakers.
This opportunity is available to anyone who have access to the internet. Videos of all the main (keynote) speakers and many of the workshops and testimonies can be seen by following these links.

7th September 2018
Symposium Day
http://catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage/Symposium-Day

8th September 2018
Congress Day
http://catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage/Congress-Day

9th September 2018
Pilgrimage Day
http://catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage/Pilgrimage-Day

More resources available for parishes and individuals to engage more deeply with different aspects of the Eucharistic Mystery.
http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Adoremus/index.shtml

We hope that many people give some time to these talks, and you will be touched by them as we have been."

Tina and Chris

 

Message from Fr. Bartholomew:

Thank you message

Life is full of surprises. As we get older, as it is commonly said, “Experience is the best teacher”. Thank you all for making it possible for me to earn one of the most memorable experiences and beautiful surprises on the occasion of my 50th Birthday celebration with you at St Chad’s Church, South Norwood in 2018.
“Yes life is worth living and celebrating”!! Thank you all for celebrating with me at 50, which will never come again. Thank you all for organising such a brilliant birthday party for me. I was really so surprised with your prayers, best wishes, food and the amazing beautiful birthday cards and generous gifts.
May God richly bless you all and provide you with all the good things you so wish for yourselves. May he put everlasting smiles on your faces that would continue to bind us all together as a family of St Chad’s Church in unity, peace, love and good health for the Glory of God.
Please be rest assured of my earnest prayers for you and your families now and forever. God bless you all.

Fr Bartholomew Zubeviel C.S.S.p

Big Lunch/Street Party: On behalf of the “BIG LUNCH”/STREET PARTY Planning Committee I would like to thank all the parishioners of St Chad for your generous donations, contributions and support before and during the “BIG LUNCH”/STREET PARTY on Sunday 3rd June. The event was a huge success as everything went on well. Contributions and donations are still on going until the project is completed. The final figure raised was £4,551.67, Expenditure: £2,138.05, Profit made: £2,413.62, Envelopes Donations: £4,007.95.

On behalf of the “BIG LUNCH”/STREET PARTY I would like to thank all the parishioners of St Chad for your generous donations, contributions and support before and during the “BIG LUNCH”/STREET PARTY. The event was a huge success as everything went on well. Contributions and donations are still coming in and you will be updated with the results by next weekend. But so far it is encouraging.

2017

“Thank you so much, people of St Chad's, for that wonderful celebration last Sunday (and the Sunday before!) of my 50 years as a priest, the last six among you of this parish. The ordained priest serves and encourages the priesthood (self-offering) of Christ we all share and live through our Baptism. We try to convince people of the love and mercy of God, because we have found it in our own lives, sometimes obscurely. It is all mystery and grace. Thank you for cards and gifts, and for your warm support.” Father David

Fr David Standley, who has been part of St Chad’s Parish community is relocating outside the parish premises. He would be celebrating the 8.30am Mass on Sunday 16th July and 10.30am Mass on 23rd July. There will be a small refreshment for him after the 10.30am Mass on 23rd July. On behalf of all the parishioners I would like to thank Fr David for his availability and dedicated service to St Chad's. We all wish you all the best in your new community. Fr Bartholomew

First Holy Communion Family’s ‘random Act Of Kindness’: The First Holy Communion families of our parish donated over 1000 Easter eggs, which were handed out to people just by Norwood Junction Station on Holy Saturday. People were delighted with their gifts and a few even returned the kindness by giving us cake, drinks and chocolate. Thank you FHC families for your generosity – your loving kindness has spread far and wide this Easter.

2016

Message from Bob and Mary Turner: Thank you for all your good wishes, and special thanks to Fr Bartholomew, Angie and Vincent for the mass on Sunday, the gifts from the parish and the music. We say a fond farewell to all those we have come to know during our years in the parish and with whom we share many memories both happy and sad. We will miss you, but will be back to visit!

Many thanks to all parishioners for your support and generous contributions in different forms toward my birthday and anniversary celebration. May the Good Lord continue to bless you all. Fr Bartholomew

Message from Bob and Mary Turner: Thank you for all your good wishes, and special thanks to Fr Bartholomew, Angie and Vincent for the mass on Sunday, the gifts from the parish and the music. We say a fond farewell to all those we have come to know during our years in the parish and with whom we share many memories both happy and sad. We will miss you, but will be back to visit!

We wish to thank everyone for attending and participating in Father William’s farewell party on 8th May 2016. The event was a massive success and more importantly Father William confirmed he had an excellent time. We are grateful to all who contributed to the celebration of Mass and the celebrations thereafter. Your generous donations and giving up your time to assist in both celebrations are truly appreciated. The Food and drinks provided were more than enough to cover all that attended. The turnout of parishioners is a testimony of how we all feel towards Father William. We at St Chad’s should be very proud of ourselves for the loving and caring community spirit we have and we pray that this continues. We were further blessed with beautiful sunny weather. You will be pleased to know that we were able to raise £1661.43 from the envelope donations but a cheque of £2,000 was given to Fr William with a picture frame of Saint Chad, the Patron of our Church together with a memorable message book. Once again thank you for all your hard work and support. Father Bartholomew and the planning committee.

Fr William

Fr William Damah thanks all parishioners of St Chad's and everybody in the community for the love and concern he received when he came back for his farewell party. May the Good Lord continue to bless you all.

 

2012

The birth of Jesus at Christmas brings in a lot of blessings for us as individuals and also as a parish community. Let us celebrate it with great love, peace and joy. May the New Year meet all of us in good health. On behalf of the Parish staff I wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013. Fr William

Frs. William & Bartholomew would like to say ‘a Big Thank You’ to the Saint Chad’s Nigerian Community for their generous donation of £2,000 which was raised for the Church floor. Well done to you all!

"On behalf of Fr Bartholomew and myself I would like to say ‘Thank you’ to the 300 Club members for their generous donation of £900.00 which has been presented for the Redevelopment of St Chad’s Church, your ongoing support over the 14 years has been greatly appreciated, it is a tremendous effort, well done to you all. Parishioners are welcome to join, please see forms in the church porch." - Fr William

Fr William and Fr Bartholomew would like to say ‘thank you’ to the Parents and Friends of St Chad’s for their donation of £1,350 which was raised from our Summer Fair

Our own Juliette Brobbery was on television. Juliette appeared on Channel 4's 4thought.tv on Wednesday 13th June 2012 talking, wit her husband and sister-in-law, talking about the importance of the Rosary in her life. The programme can be seen on Channel 4 On Demand.

PAF of St Chad’s: St Chad's School PAF would like to thank all that helped and came to this years summer Fete, with all your help we managed to raise nearly £3,600, a big thank you to everyone involved in the day. Raffle prize winners-1st prize: IPad was won by Ticket no. 1286 Howard McLuskey, 2nd Prize: Beats Headphones was won by ticket no. 5170 L Turner and 3rd Prize: Summer Hamper was won by ticket no 8231 Mr. Commins.

St. Chad's Feast Day: The feast day celebration was a great success.

St. Chad's Feast Day - Click for photos

There are some photographs here.

2011

"May the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ bring joy, peace and happiness into your hearts, homes and the entire world. May 2012 be a source of blessings to all families and all members of the St. Chad’s Community. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." Fr William and Bartholomew

"Many thanks for your generous contribution and also for your tremendous effort to the GHANA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PROJECT of which £8,439.78 was raised. Well done to everyone who participated in this worthy cause."

The Trinity Sunday Caribbean Celebration was a big success. Here are some photographs:

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'The New English Translation of the order mass: From 1st Sunday in September we shall start going through the new order of mass during our week-end masses. Then at Advent it would be fully implemented. I hope you will give attention to this important exercise. Booklets will be on sale in our shop.- Fr William

Nigerian Community: The Holy Ghost Fathers would like to say ‘thank you’ to the Nigerian Community for donating £350.00 which was raised on the Feast Day of Blessed Father Tansi.

Fund Raising For Vocation School In Ghana: The Altar Servers of St Chad's would like to say a ‘big thank you’ to all the congregration who supported them in their fund raising effort, by giving so generously during the second collection a couple of weekends ago. With your help, they have raised £350.00 towards the Vocational School in Ghana. Thank you very much.

"I would like to express my profound gratitude to the Ghanaian Community for supporting the Ghana project with £2000.00 and also the Caribbean Community for £200.00. God bless your efforts." - Fr William

2010

St. Chad's Caribbean Group would like to thank St. Chad's parish, families and friends, for their support at the 'End of Black History Month' event held on Sunday 31st October 2010. With special thanks to Mrs Dalgety, the Ahenfo Cultural Group, the Nigerian Folk Song Performers, Elliott and Mr 'Sweetfoot' for their superb performances. The Caribbean Group raised just over £200.00 which will be given as an initial donation towards the Ghanaian Vocational School.

St. Chad's UCM Cake Sale: 'I would like to thank the UCM Members, Parish community and Parish Priest’s for supporting the cake sale on Sunday 24th October. Special thanks to all the children who assisted and not forgetting those behind the scenes. With your overwhelming support we raised £80.00 of which £40.00 will be donated to the family requested by PAF. Thanks again for your support, and the UCM look forward to further events in the future.' Christine.

'A very big thank you to everyone who took part in the St Chad’s Golf Day at Selsdon Park Golf Club on Saturday 16 October. All 27 players had a good day and even the weather was great! We would also like to say, “A very big thank you to all who attended a very enjoyable race night that evening in the Church Hall. Your generosity during the evening is greatly appreciated”. Both events have raised in excess of £1000.00 towards the target of £6000.00 for the Spiritan Vocational School in Ghana… so thank you very much again.' Fr William

Visit by Pope Benedict XVI: Parishioners attended the Prayer Vigil on the Eve of the Beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman at Hyde Park on 18th September and and also the Celebration of Mass with the Beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Cofton Park, Birmingham on 19th September.

Papal Visit

"Heart speaks unto Heart"

Prayer Vigil Service in Hyde Park: Esther Archer sings Psalm

Esther Archer sings Psalm 19

 

Photographs of St. Chad's at the Papal Vigil in Hyde Park:

Parishioners going to the Vigil. Click for more.    Click for more photos

St. Chad's parishioners at the Papal Vigil.
For more, click here.

Many thanks to Margaret Dormer for the photographs. If anyone else has any photos of the Papal visit, I'd be happy to publish them. Please let me know. Thanks, Peter.

 

Chris Henley won the parish competition to design a banner for the parish. The parish banner was paraded before the Vigil Service.

"Heart Speaks unto Heart" parish banner - Click to enlarge    St. Chad's Banner at the Papal Vigil. Click for more photgraphs

Esther Archer, of St. Chad's, sang Psalm 19 during the Papal Prayer Vigil Service in Hyde Park on 18th September 2010.

Esther Archer singing the Psalm

Esther Archer singing the Psalm

Esther Archer sang the Psalm at the Papal Prayer Vigil Service in Hyde Park

"I would like to say a big thank you to all my friends at St. Chad's for their wonderful support and kind messages. I am extremely proud to have been able to represent our Parish at this very special occasion. I decided to wear a piece of traditional Kente cloth from Ghana as a visual representation of St. Chad's, knowing that many attending the event and watching on TV would realise the symbolism. It will take a while for me to come back down to earth and I will certainly never forget this incredible opportunity." - Esther Archer

Watch the Prayer Vigil: On Demand Video.

Papal Visit Official Photographs are here. St. Chad's photographs are here.

 

St Chad's Summer Fair - 10th July: A “big thank you” to everyone who supported this event in any way: by making donations, buying raffle tickets or attending the event. It was a really lovely day and very successful, in total we raised approximately £6,400 which will be shared between St Chad's School and Church.

St Chad’s Caribbean Group organised a very enjoyable Caribbean Feast day on Holy Trinity Sunday, 30th May 2010. This was a fundraising event for St. Chad’s redevelopment fund. Traditional Caribbean food was on sale, with a licensed bar and entertainment: DJ with traditional Caribbean music, Raffle, Prizes and lots more.

Trinity Sunday Caribbean Celebration Trinity Sunday Caribbean Celebration Trinity Sunday Caribbean Celebration

More photos are here.

Sandra Reid,- Chairperson of the Caribbean Group, would like to thank all parishioners, family and friends who supported the Trinity Mass and Celebratory Feast on Sunday 30th May 2010. Special thanks to Father William and Father Bartholomew for their on going support, our dignitaries for their attendance, Coca Cola Company and Bluejay's Restaurant for their kind donations, Don 'Sweetfoot' Caesar for his musical solo, special thanks to Claude, Penny and Cadhene for their musical accompaniment, to Kester for taking the lead in the Mass choir, all the children who took part in the performances, members of the impact group and a very big thank you to the Caribbean Group for their hard work and determination in making this day a spectacular and memorable event.

 

Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil was a joyful occasion, with a number
of parishioners baptised/received into the Church

Lent Fast Day 2010: Thank you to everyone in your Parish for the help you have given to some of the world’s poorest people, by taking part in ‘give it up!’ during Lent. St Chad’s raised £717.00 in aid of CAFOD. Please continue to pray for help and justice for all people in need, and the success of CAFOD’s work. Your support is so appreciated.

Haiti Appeal Update:

CAFOD

Thanks to your great generosity the cake sale/auction, raffle and "Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar" raised a total of £199.52 for the Haiti earthquake appeal.

Cake Sale and Raffle

Cake Sale and Raffle for Haiti

Added to the money from the 2nd collection on 23rd and 24th January, along with some further donations, we are pleased to be able to send CAFOD a cheque for over £1300. Also many thanks to the Parents and Children of St Chad’s school, who raised £1200 to support Haiti on Mufti day. It is wonderful to see such a great response to our brothers and sisters in need. Thank you. (If you missed the fundraising, you can still give online.)

 

2009

"On behalf of the Parish, I would like to sincerely thank the Parents and Friends of St Chad’s for their generous donation of £3,500, the proceeds have been received from the Summer Fair and Christmas Bazaar. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the Parish community for their support towards these events." - Fr. William.

"On behalf of the Parish Community and on my own behalf, I warmly welcome Fr Bartholomew, our new priest to the Parish." - Fr. William

Fr. Bartholomew Zubeviel C.S.Sp.

Fr. Bartholomew Zubeviel C.S.Sp.

 

Clergy News

Fr. Arbo Lekule, former Assistant Priest at St. Chad's, graduated with a M.Sc. from the University of London's SOAS on Friday 24th July 2009. He will shortly be moving from Petts Wood to Tolworth where he will serve as Assistant Priest at the Parish of Our Lady Immaculate.

 

Young parishioners from St Chad's at Aylesford

Young parishioners from St Chad's at Aylesford

 

Steel band

St Chad’s Caribbean Group: Would like to acknowledge and give thanks to everyone who contributed food and gifts for Holy Trinity Sunday - 7th June 09. In addition to this, we would like to thank Father William for his wonderful support, Deacon John Dal Din, Ms Thelma Lewis MBE & St. Chad’s School for their kind donations, the Endurance Steel Band, Samantha Brown, DJ Pat and St Chad’s Children’s Choir for their entertainment, St. Chad’s Social Committee Club and the St Chad’s Caribbean Group Catering Staff for their hospitality. Special thanks to all the parishioners, family and friends who supported the event. Father William has gratefully received a donation of £395.65 from the St. Chad’s Caribbean Group. Trinity Sunday Caribbean Celebration photos

Fr David O'Regan 50th Anniversary of his Ordination: We are very pleased that Fr David O'Regan, former Parish Priest of St. Chad's, celebrated his Golden Jubilee with us on Friday 19th June with a Mass in the church. We were pleased to welcome to the happy event many of his relatives and members of his other parishes. Afterwards there was an enjoyable reception in the church hall.

Fr David O'Regan 50th Anniversary Fr David O'Regan 50th Anniversary Fr David O'Regan 50th Anniversary

Fr David O'Regan 50th Anniversary Fr David O'Regan 50th Anniversary

Fr David O’Regan would like to sincerely thank all parishioners for the wonderful celebration we organised for him on the occasion of his 50th Anniversary in the priesthood. Fr. William

 

 

Steel band

St Chad's Caribbean Group: There are photographs of the successful Trinity Sunday Caribbean celebration here.

2008

St Chad’s Summer Fair: We are pleased to inform you that we have been able to donate to the Church, a cheque for £3579.17, being 50% of the profit raised from the Summer Fair. This event was a massive success and this could not have been achieved without the support of you all. The people who ran stalls, cooked, donated items, sold raffle tickets and, of course, the people who came and spent their money! A massive thanks to you all from the PAF Elect, and special thanks to my fellow members of the Elect Committee, Moira O’Driscoll, Julie Webb and Christ Kitchen who worked so hard! I can’t miss the opportunity to remind you that the XMAS FAIR is fast approaching, Sunday 30th November 2008 and we hope that, particularly in these increasingly difficult times, we can count on your continued support.


PARISH MISSION

St Chad's Mission: Peter and Allegra from Sion Community

THEME: OPEN EARS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN HEARTS, OPEN DOORS

A BIG THANK YOU…to all those who helped in so many ways to cater for the Sion Community Mission teams. They passed their thanks in a card, here are some of their own words:“Many, many thanks for all the fantastic food. May the Lord reward you a hundredfold”. “Food is God’s love made edible, thanks for giving us so much wonderful love this week, God bless each one of you” and “For the food we thank you, for the care, we bless you, the Lord will smile on you always”.

A thank you too to the many people who have served refreshments after the services, these have been so appreciated by our own parishioners, let’s keep up this great community spirit in St Chad’s!

St Chad's Mission logo Sion Community

 

 

Parish Mission 1st-16th March 2008

St Chad's Mission Logo

THEME: OPEN EARS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN HEARTS, OPEN DOORS

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” Hebrews 13 vs 2

Mission Timetable
Mission Poster
Mission Prayer

Sion Community

2007

New Altar - click to enlarge        New Altar - click to enlarge

Photographs of the new altar.

Centenary Mass

Parish Centenary Mass – Friday 26th October:The opening Mass for the Centenary Year took place on Friday 26th October, the Feast of St Chad. The main celebrant was Archbishop Kevin who was be joined by former priests who have served the parish. The new Altar, was blessed.

The “St Chad’s Centenary Book”

Centenary celebration book

Summer Fayre – Thank You. A Big Thank you to all who supported the fair. We raised £5,300 approx to be split between the Parish and the school. Thank you.

Father William and Father Protus would like to thank you for your kind wishes and offerings over Easter. You remain in their prayers with grateful thanks.

2006

Father William and Father Protus would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful New Year.

Father William and Father Protus would like to wish you all a very Happy and Holy Christmas. Their prayers and blessings are with you all.

Father Joe, Father Eddie, Father Fergal and Bishop Pat would like to thank everyone for the wonderful farewell celebrations with the Mass and Presentation you gave them. It was a wonderful evening and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. As always you will remain in their prayers. Thank you.

Message from Fr William: I would like to sincerely thank everybody who helped in diverse ways to make my Induction Mass and Reception such a big success. May God richly bless you all. Father William.

Father William’s Induction Mass – This took place on Sunday 6th August at the 10.30am Mass and was conducted by Bishop Paul Hendricks. There was an enjoyable celebratory shared meal in the Church Hall after the Mass. We are pleased to welcome Father William Damah as our parish priest.

We welcome Fr. William Damah and Fr. Protus Nyatorley of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (The Spiritans). They joined the Parish as our new priests on Monday 26th June.

Fr. William Damah
Fr. Protus Nyatorley
Fr. William Damah
Fr. Protus Nyatorley

Congregation of the Holy Spirit: More information is here and here.