24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Go forth Christian soul, from this world. Go forth faithful Christian” the prayer of commendation as we pray for the repose of the soul of Queen Elizabeth II, we give thanks for her life, her faith, and her service. There is sadness in parting and an inevitable remembering of our own bereavements. “Let us console one another with words of faith”, says St Paul.

As the accession ceremony revealed we now have a new King and hold him and the Queen Consort in prayer for the momentous responsibilities they now carry. Whenever we sing the National Anthem make it a prayer from the heart.

“God save the King!” 

To read the response of the English and Welsh bishops to the death of Queen Elizabeth II please click here.

Education Sunday

With the children back at schools, this Sunday is an opportunity at our Masses to give them recognition as we bless them, the staff, and parents. Praying for our schools is an important part of the Church’s mission in education. Please click here to read a message from the Catholic Education Service.

Wednesday 14th September

The bishops of Europe have asked us to observe Wednesday as a day of prayer for Ukraine. Mass will be celebrated here at Saint Thomas More’s at 9:30 am

Mass Schedule

Sunday 11th Mass Education Sunday 10am

Wednesday 14th The Feast of The Exaltation of The Cross Mass 9:30am

Friday 16th Our Lady of Sorrows 9:30am

Sunday 18th Home Mission Sunday 10am

Relics of Saint Bernadette

The tour of these relics has begun. For further information and to register please click here.

When I survey the wondrous cross

On which the Prince of Glory died

My richest gain I count but loss

And pour contempt on all my pride