Thursday, 30 May 2013

St Anne's honoured the memory of Drummer Lee Rigby in the Lady Chapel.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Despite his wishes not to mark this event, it got marked anyway, a last-minuit guerrilla celebration.
After Tuesday morning mass (in which Fr Danny gave a very moving account of both his auspicious birth and a life full of meaning) the congregation adjourned to the Hospitality Centre.
Our heartfelt thanks go to Fr Danny for his devotion to his calling

 Rita, Fr Danny and Liz with the cake that was presented to Father on the 30th anniversary of his ordination, in front of a good number of parishioners who had assisted at the Mass he had just celebrated.
The cake which had been made for him by Pat Choules.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Our Lady of Mercy on Pentecost Sunday morning. 

The superb flower arrangements; the flags of many of  the nationalities of our parishioners; the work of the children's liturgy group and the altar decorated with the dove representing the Holy Spirit with seven ribbons for the seven gifts . 

Our congratulations to all those involved in preparing this splendid display.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Taken as we gathered round the altar to say together The Lord's Prayer after our celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday Morning.  11 of our young people were invited (before making their First Confession) to place on the altar something which they value as very special to them.  Our theme for this service was 'Caring for what is precious'.  Please continue to pray for our young people and their families as we all look forward to the feast of Corpus Christi when they will partake at the Lord's table for the first time.

Welcome to our newest little brother........Harley Duane Barnet

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

A huge thank you to everyone who helped support our Craft Fair on Saturday.  A total of £242.58 was raised for parish funds. 

We had a total of 9 craft tables with a tremendous range of items including hand-made silver jewelry, paintings, wood craft and hand-knitted items.

Alice, from the NSPCC also sold raffle tickets for the beautiful quilt which was on display, and raised in excess of £100 during the day.

Pete and Liz served coffee and cake in the morning, followed by baked potatoes and coleslaw at lunchtime.  There was an impressive display of cakes, contributed by parishioners, which disappeared very quickly.

Many thanks to all our volunteers for their hard work and input which made it such a fun day.