Welcome

Greetings, in Christ

Fr Will
Welcome to your Parish. As you can see this Parish has a long history of ministry and an equally long history of Priests who have loyally served our community of faith.

I welcome you as your Parish Priest, to a place dedicated to St Anselm, but above all to a place committed to prayer as the foundation for the life of our family.If you are a parishioner, I thank you for the way you serve Christ in your Parish and if you are a newcomer or guest, welcome.

Please join us and be part of a living community to share prayer and ministry to others here in this place. As you get to know more of your Parish and your fellow parishioners you can see that this is a compassionate place, where we minister to those in need, to those who need compassion and to those who want to belong.

I remind everyone of two things:

  • Firstly, to belong to one of the many ministries that take place in this parish and to offer the opportunity of sharing your talent for the good of others is part of our Christian duty. Christ said “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Therefore, I urge you to think of your talents and share them with this your parish community.

  • Secondly, we have a duty to pray. St. Paul reminds us to “pray without ceasing” (1Thessalonians 5:7) and I urge each and every one of you to spend time in prayer. It can be quiet reflection spent in the church, the lighting of a candle, the attending of a Eucharistic celebration during the week, the saying of the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction or the reflective thought during the activity of a busy day. Pray with us here, pray to have time to reflect, pray to have time to let Jesus into your busy life.

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    Forthcoming Events

    ST ANSELM'S RAISE THE ROOF PARISH QUIZ

    Friday 8th February arrive 7.30pm in the old hall, Quiz starts at 8pm.

    Delicious home-made supper, bar, raffle, Brain Teasers Winners Prize and a lot of fun. Tickets £15 per head, £10 for concessions. Tickets will be sold after Masses. All proceeds go to the Church Roof Restoration Fund. Contact janet.ikpase@googlemail.com or the Parish Office for more information.












    CONFIRMATION ENROLMENT MASS

    Sunday 20th January at 6.15pm

    Thirty-four young people of the parish have enrolled to the 2019 programme and on Sunday 20th January at 6.15pm there will be the Mass of Enrolment, the formal start of the programme for all the candidates, their families supported also by their Chaplain, Fr Phil Andrews and catechists. We keep them all especially in our prayers.






















    FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DEDICATION MASS

    Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 11.30am

    Forty-four children of the parish will join us with their families on Sunday 3rd February at 11.30am (note amended time of Mass that morning) for their Mass of Dedication, the formal start of the 2019 programme. We especially keep the children, their families and all those will support them on their journey.


















    THE RETREAT

    Upper hall - Tuesday 15th Jan 7.30 for 7.45pm

    The final session of the Great Advent Retreat is now upon us and there is still time to attend. The magnificent course hosted by Canon William and directed on DVD by Bishop Robert Barron on the Mass is coming to a great culmination with the final session on “The Real Presence Creates Communion”. IT DOES NOT MATTER if you have missed the others, this session will really help understand the reason why the Mass is the “source and summit of our faith” as well as the input there is an opportunity for reflection and adoration and discussion. The session takes place in the upper hall - Tuesday 15th Jan 7.30 for 7.45pm. Can you afford to stay away? The Retreat will conclude with Adoration on 22nd January at 7.30pm in the church. Canon William encourages you all to attend.