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24th October 2021

Posted on Oct 23 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 30th Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 24th Oct 2021

Annual November Souls Service: to be held in St Paul’s Church on Tuesday, 9th November at 7pm -> November Souls Service Invitation

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 3rd October bookings will be required.
  • 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.

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.

[24 Oct 21 b]

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17th October 2021

Posted on Oct 16 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 29th Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 17th Oct 2021

Pastoral letter: -> Bishop Mark Pastoral Letter, 29th Sun Ord Time (Cyc B) – 17th Oct 2021

Synodal process starts this October: A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church from 17th October 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”. It’s an invitation for us, as Catholics, to ‘walk together’ and every member of the Church has the right to speak, and the obligation to allow those charged with the work of discernment the freedom to do so. More information -> CBCEW Information . The overall approach and a special prayer “Adsumus Sancte Spiritus” -> CBCEW Approach and Prayer

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have not yet recommenced.

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 3rd October bookings will be required.
  • 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.

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.

[17 Oct 21]

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10th October 2021

Posted on Oct 08 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 28th Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 10th Oct 2021

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have not yet recommenced.

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 3rd October bookings will be required.
  • 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.

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.

[9 Oct 21]

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3rd October 2021

Posted on Oct 01 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 27th Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 3rd Oct 2021

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have yet recommenced.

Season of Creation: The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, celebrated on 1 September, kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. For more information -> Season Creation

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 3rd October bookings will be required.
  • 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.

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.

[2 Oct 21]

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26th September 2021

Posted on Sep 24 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 26th Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 26th Sept 2021

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have yet recommenced.

Season of Creation: The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, celebrated on 1 September, kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. For more information -> Season Creation

World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021: on Sunday, 26 September 2021. The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021 is celebrated on 26 September – the last Sunday of the month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme ‘Towards an ever wider “we”‘. The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It’s always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. More details -> CBCEW Migrants and Refugees 

Parish meeting 12th September: a summary of the discussion in the Parish meeting is available -> Parish meeting Sep 2021 , and the full discussion is at the end of recording of the Sunday Mass of 12th Sunday on Facebook Live, for direct access -> Mass and Parish meeting 12th Sept 2021

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Sunday Mass, 10am:

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”. There is no booking required for in-perso attendance. However, you do need to sign in on arrival at church using the sheet provided, and we ask that you sit socially distanced in the identified seats. 
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online to: Streamed Mass.

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.

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.

[25 Sep 21]

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19th September 2021

Posted on Sep 17 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 25th Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 19th Sept 2021

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have yet recommenced.

Season of Creation: The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, celebrated on 1 September, kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. For more information -> Season Creation

World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021: on Sunday, 26 September 2021. The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021 is celebrated on 26 September – the last Sunday of the month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme ‘Towards an ever wider “we”‘. The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It’s always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. More details -> CBCEW Migrants and Refugees 

Parish meeting 12th September: the discussion in the Parish meeting is available at the end of the Sunday Mass of 12th Sunday on Facebook Live, for direct access -> Mass and Parish meeting 12th Sept 2021

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Sunday Mass, 10am:

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”. There is no booking required for in-perso attendance. However, you do need to sign in on arrival at church using the sheet provided, and we ask that you sit socially distanced in the identified seats. 
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online to: Streamed Mass.

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.

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.

[18 Sep 21]

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12th September 2021

Posted on Sep 10 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 24th Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 12th Sept 2021

Parish meeting: This Sunday September 12 there will be a parish meeting after the end of the 10am Mass in church.  This will be both face-to-face and via Facebook -> Facebook Live to enable maximum participation from parishioners – those on Facebook may their submit questions/comments live in the Facebook comments box.

The aim of this meeting is to discuss the steady steps being taken to remove restrictions within church while also ensuring parishioners feel safe to attend.  To help this meeting you are invited to share in advance ( either anonymously via the parish website or via email to the parish office) your thoughts to the following questions: 

  • What are your hopes for St Paul’s as we come out of lockdown?
  • What are your main concerns as we move forward?

Parish meeting invitation and appeal for additional volunteer support -> Parish Mtg Invite – Sun12thSept21 After 10am Mass – Email Version 

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have yet recommenced.

Season of Creation: The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, celebrated on 1 September, kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. For more information -> Season Creation

Education Sunday 2021: Education Sunday is marked this year on 12 September – just after the new academic year starts. The theme for 2021 is ‘A word in season’, taken from Isaiah 50:4. More details -> Education Sunday (CBCEW)

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Sunday Mass, 10am:

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”. There is no booking required for in-perso attendance. However, you do need to sign in on arrival at church using the sheet provided, and we ask that you sit socially distanced in the identified seats. 
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online to: Streamed Mass.

Wednesday Mass at 9:30am

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.

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.

[11 Sep 21]

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5th September 2021

Posted on Sep 03 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 23rd Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 5th Sept 2021

Parish meeting: Next Sunday September 12 there will be a parish meeting after the 10 am Mass in church.  This will be both face-to-face and via Facebook to enable maximum participation from parishioners. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the steady steps being taken to remove restrictions within church while also ensuring parishioners feel safe to attend.  To help this meeting you are invited to share in advance ( either anonymously via the parish website or via email to the parish office) your thoughts to the following questions: 

  • What are your hopes for St Paul’s as we come out of lockdown?
  • What are your main concerns as we move forward?

There will also be a chance to ask questions on the day, but your thoughts and questions sent in advance will help make best use of our time together.

Parish meeting invitation and appeal for additional volunteer support -> Parish Mtg Invite – Sun12thSept21 After 10am Mass – Email Version 

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have yet recommenced.

Season of Creation: The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, celebrated on 1 September, kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. For more information -> Season Creation

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Sunday Mass, 10am:

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”. There is no booking required for in-perso attendance. However, you do need to sign in on arrival at church using the sheet provided, and we ask that you sit socially distanced in the identified seats. 
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online to: Streamed Mass.

Wednesday Mass at 9:30am

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.

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.

[4 Sep 21]

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29th August 2021

Posted on Aug 27 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 22nd Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 29th Aug 2021

Papal mesage for August: In his video message for his prayer intention for August -> Prayer intention, Pope Francis reminds the faithful that “the vocation of the Church is evangelisation,” and even more, “the Church’s identity is evangelisation.” In this month, the Holy Father reflects on the situation of the Church, its vocation and its identity, and calls us to renew it “by discerning God’s will in our daily life,” and “embarking on a transformation guided by the Holy Spirit.” “Our own reform as persons is that transformation,” the Pope said. This allows the “Holy Spirit, the gift of God in our hearts, to remind us what Jesus taught and helps us to put into practice.”

Sunday Mass:

Wednesday Mass:

  • in-person Mass continues. The Wednesday’s Prayers at are 9.15am and Mass is at 9.30am are both available to attend in person. There is no booking required for  Wednesday Prayers and Mass. However, you do need to sign in on arrival at church using the sheet provided, and we ask that you sit socially distanced in the identified seats. There is no booking because we are assuming that the Wednesday morning congregation will not exceed to reduced capacity of the church.
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online to: Streamed Mass.

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have yet recommenced.

5th August 2021 update: Since the relaxation of restrictions in July, there are differing views on what measures we should be having including dropping all the restrictions we have here in church. What is most important though, is that we want to welcome back all parishioners in a way that everyone can feel safe and comfortable in church. We have received many comments (both from St Paul’s parishioners, and those in St Albans parish) that if we drop all the restrictions straight away some people would not feel safe.

So what are we doing? We want to take small steady steps forward to “normality”. From Wednesday August 11 we restarted open church, with no booking required for in-person attendance at Wednesday Masses.  The Mass will be in person, as usual at 9:15am for morning prayer, with Mass starting at 9:30pm (while retaining the on line broadcast connections for the time being).  Those arriving for Wednesday Mass will need to “sign in” so we have a Covid track and trace log.

We have re-introduced the missals from then too, both on Wednesday and Sunday. And we have reverted to the normal order of service on Wednesday and Sunday including communion within the service rather than leaving church straight after receiving the host.

However, in keeping with the Bishops guidance we will retain the need to wear a face covering mask at masses and maintain social distancing, and of course hand sanitiser will be available.

Also from September we hope to have music and singing during the Sunday mass.

For Sundays we will need to retain the booking system for the time being because we are only a small church with limited capacity.

Lots goes on in the background to make all these things possible, and from September we are inviting back our over 70s volunteers.  I’d like to thank again the volunteers who have helped keep us going during over the past year. If anyone of any age would like to volunteer we would be delighted. The more the merrier. 

This is just the start. Please be patient over the coming weeks, and of course we will discuss the changed arrangements at the parish meeting on 12th September. I know for some it won’t be fast enough, for others it will too fast in making changes.  Let’s stick together as a loving community and try to find what will be the new normal!

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Wednesday Mass at 9:30am: available for in-person attendance and streaming using Facebook Live. This Mass starts at 9:15am with prayers, followed by Mass at 9:30am -> Facebook Live or in the Facebook App search for “Mass at St Paul’s RC Church”.

Sunday Mass at 10am: As the level of Covid-19 infections has dropped St Paul’s church and St. Alban’s church have reopened for Sunday Masses bookings. 

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.

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.

[27 Aug 21]

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22nd August 2021

Posted on Aug 20 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s – Parish update 

St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter: -> 21st Sunday Ord Time (Cyc B) – 22nd Aug 2021

Papal mesage for August: In his video message for his prayer intention for August -> Prayer intention, Pope Francis reminds the faithful that “the vocation of the Church is evangelisation,” and even more, “the Church’s identity is evangelisation.” In this month, the Holy Father reflects on the situation of the Church, its vocation and its identity, and calls us to renew it “by discerning God’s will in our daily life,” and “embarking on a transformation guided by the Holy Spirit.” “Our own reform as persons is that transformation,” the Pope said. This allows the “Holy Spirit, the gift of God in our hearts, to remind us what Jesus taught and helps us to put into practice.”

Sunday Mass:

Wednesday Mass:

  • in-person Mass continues. The Wednesday’s Prayers at are 9.15am and Mass is at 9.30am are both available to attend in person. There is no booking required for  Wednesday Prayers and Mass. However, you do need to sign in on arrival at church using the sheet provided, and we ask that you sit socially distanced in the identified seats. There is no booking because we are assuming that the Wednesday morning congregation will not exceed to reduced capacity of the church.
  • To join us the Mass virtually please go online to: Streamed Mass.

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

Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the Weekday Mass Sheets have yet recommenced.

5th August 2021 update: Since the relaxation of restrictions in July, there are differing views on what measures we should be having including dropping all the restrictions we have here in church. What is most important though, is that we want to welcome back all parishioners in a way that everyone can feel safe and comfortable in church. We have received many comments (both from St Paul’s parishioners, and those in St Albans parish) that if we drop all the restrictions straight away some people would not feel safe.

So what are we doing? We want to take small steady steps forward to “normality”. From Wednesday August 11 we restarted open church, with no booking required for in-person attendance at Wednesday Masses.  The Mass will be in person, as usual at 9:15am for morning prayer, with Mass starting at 9:30pm (while retaining the on line broadcast connections for the time being).  Those arriving for Wednesday Mass will need to “sign in” so we have a Covid track and trace log.

We have re-introduced the missals from then too, both on Wednesday and Sunday. And we have reverted to the normal order of service on Wednesday and Sunday including communion within the service rather than leaving church straight after receiving the host.

However, in keeping with the Bishops guidance we will retain the need to wear a face covering mask at masses and maintain social distancing, and of course hand sanitiser will be available.

Also from September we hope to have music and singing during the Sunday mass.

For Sundays we will need to retain the booking system for the time being because we are only a small church with limited capacity.

Lots goes on in the background to make all these things possible, and from September we are inviting back our over 70s volunteers.  I’d like to thank again the volunteers who have helped keep us going during over the past year. If anyone of any age would like to volunteer we would be delighted. The more the merrier. 

This is just the start. Please be patient over the coming weeks, and of course we will discuss the changed arrangements at the parish meeting on 12th September. I know for some it won’t be fast enough, for others it will too fast in making changes.  Let’s stick together as a loving community and try to find what will be the new normal!

St Paul’s Church – Mass and prayers

Wednesday Mass at 9:30am: available for in-person attendance and streaming using Facebook Live. This Mass starts at 9:15am with prayers, followed by Mass at 9:30am -> Facebook Live or in the Facebook App search for “Mass at St Paul’s RC Church”.

Sunday Mass at 10am: As the level of Covid-19 infections has dropped St Paul’s church and St. Alban’s church have reopened for Sunday Masses bookings. 

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.

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.

[20 Aug 21]