14th November 2021

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 33rd Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 14th Nov 2021 . Please note:

  • Read the Sacrament of Confirmation Notice for all parents and prospective confirmation candidates.
  • Clergy Education & Training Fund – Special Collection: The annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund is due to take place – as you know our parish isn’t holding second collections.  This important fund supports the training and formation of Priests, so the future of our Diocese greatly depends on this! If you wish to Gift Aid a donation, please make this Online. To donate Online please go to www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/clergy-education-and-training-fund  Please be aware that a minimum donation of £5 is requested if giving in this way.
  • To book a Mass Intention or have a newsletter item, please contact the parish office via email or on the parish mobile number below.  Parish office staff continue to work remotely and voicemails left on the parish landline are listened to once a day and responded to asap (during our working hours).

Pause for Hope Service Info: to be held at St Columba’s Church, Chester on Sunday 14th November -> Pause for hope

Advent Retreat Flyer: to be held at Wistaston Hall, Crewe, on 1st December -> Advent Day Retreat flyer

Wednesday Word: Wednesday Word is updated each week as a useful sheet for families to read through.


St Paul’s Church - Mass and prayers

Please note that hand sanitising when entering and leaving church is still required, as well as after you have received communion. Please also note that face coverings are still a mandatory requirement (as directed by the Diocese) unless you are in the exempt category.

When you arrive at church you will either need to check in using one of the displayed QR codes using your smartphone, or sign in yourself on the clipboard that is located in the porch. 

Sunday Mass, 10am:

  • In-person Masses continue with reduced numbers in the congregation.
  • For Sunday 10th October onwards booking will not be required. To still maintain a proportion of social distance seating in church, we are retaining enhanced spacing on one side of the church (every other pew), whilst on the other side of church all social distancing measures will be relaxed (all pews will be available). Welcomers/Stewards will no longer escort you to your pew, and seats will be offered on a first come basis, therefore if you would prefer to sit in an area where distancing is still in place, we would encourage you to arrive earlier to avoid disappointment.
  • Church opens at 9:45am for Mass at 10am.
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online to: Streamed Mass.

Wednesday Mass, 9:30am:

  • Morning Prayers at are 9.15am and Mass is at 9.30am. Both are available for in-person attendance and streaming using Facebook Live -> Facebook Live or in the Facebook App search for “Mass at St Paul’s RC Church”. 
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online to: Streamed Mass.

Word and Communion: will recommence on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30am from the 04 October. This is in addition to Morning Prayers and Mass which takes place each Wednesday morning at 9:15am. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: anyone wishing to receive the sacrament will need to telephone either Fr Peter or Fr Paschal directly at St. Alban’s Parish Office on 01625 423 446 to book an appointment. The sacrament will be held outside, in a private place and physically distanced for safety reasons.

Mass intentions: Please contact the St Paul’s parish office with any queries or requests for Mass intentions. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Parish donations

Planned Giving Offertory Envelopes: are now in the porch of the Church and can be collected ONLY when the Church is open on a Sunday morning.  Please collect them if you can.

Caritas Christmas Appeal – Diocese of Shrewsbury: As you can appreciate the last year has been very challenging and all and our donations have been greatly reduced. We have managed to work throughout the pandemic and support children, families and communities in the Diocese. Visit the Caritas website -> https://www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk/ to read the Impact Report -> Impact Report 2020-2021. Caritas are looking to increase our donations and one of the ways is by giving the opportunity to you to support our work by donating online. This is an approach that Bishop Mark is keen we develop. See poster in the porch and should you wish to donate all you need to do is scan the QR Code and donate. 

St Paul’s – General information

Parish newsletter: If you know of anyone who would like a copy of the newsletter via email please ask them to register their details on the parish database. This can be done by using the online registration form -> Parish database

News: Key pages on the parish website so that you can keep up to date with parish matters are:

  • If you have an up to date smartphone such as an iPhone, Samsung, Sony etc please use the new NHS COVID-19 app to protect you; this includes contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. Details are online > NHS Covid-19 details.

Queries: If you have any urgent queries, please contact the parish office by email or telephone.  At this time the office is working reduced hours from home focusing on calls, emails and the weekly newsletter – the parish office team hope you are finding the newsletters informative and interesting. 

St Alban’s parish

St Alban’s news -> St Alban’s Monthly News and Weekly Newsletter

You can join St. Albans for their live streamed services and keep up to date with St Alban’s news on their website -> St Alban’s website. Key activities are also listed in the St Paul’s newsletter.

Local news for Poynton and district

Keep up to date at:

Poynton Update News: Local news -> Poynton Town Council

Poynton Post: This is available online at -> Poynton Post. You can sign up for updates by email.

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