St Mary's Catholic Primary School have a vacancy for a Midday Assistant. For full details see attached.
Are you aged between 14 and 25, fancy working with One Hope Project to explore who God is and how He is part of your life. There will be 4 sessions starting on Wednesday 30th September. Session will run through ZOOM 7.30 – 8.30. You will need to book in order to get the log in. Feel free to bring a friend. To book please email:
I would like to encourage young people to bring a friend, they don’t have to be active Christians, or even Christian at all.
The focus is for the young people to know there is a relationship with Jesus on offer; it hopes to inspire faith; be fun; it aims to encourage friendship and it takes a creative approach. The sessions will be a combination of singing, worships and discussion.
Bless Youth Ministry in our Diocese
Registering for Sunday Mass
It is wonderful to see so many people returning to church to celebrate Mass together both on
Sundays and weekdays. However we still have to adhere to the restrictions relating to social distancing and numbers and for the last few weeks we have been very close to the maximum numbers we may have at Saturday evening /Sunday Masses. It is therefore very important that you book for these masses either online (go to the website and click events) or by telephoning the church office,to help us ensure that we do not exceed the maximum numbers and it is also important that
you register by 12 noon Friday. If you register after that time, while you may still get an email acknowledging your registration, because the church office is closed on a Saturday and Sunday your name may not come through to the stewards.
Thank you for your help with this.
Stewards at St Mary's
We are very grateful to a small group of volunteers who have been stewards every day since we reopened. Without their commitment we would not have been able to keep the church open. Unfortunately the current situation will continue for some time so we would like to have more stewards to share the workload. We have teams of four and they are responsible for recording the names of parishioners attending Mass, acting as Stewards and cleaning the church afterwards. We need volunteers for both weekdays and weekends and if you feel able to help please contact the church office or speak to Sue Fernley.
St Mary’s Church Roof Appeal - update
So much can happen in just a few weeks. Earlier this month we had to share the news that St Mary’s Church roof
is coming to the end of its serviceable life- at best we may have five years to raise £250,000 to carry out a
We then asked if you could help to raise these monies.
AND YOUR RESPONSE HAS BEEN BRILLIANT.
In just those few weeks you have raised a magnificent £6,750.oo
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.
We have started a ‘Designated fund’ for the roof appeal to keep track of amounts given or pledged and to keep
you all updated with the progress.
If you wish to donate the following information may be helpful.
By cheque to: PRCDTR POOLE RC PARISH SCHOOLS FUND - given to the parish office.
By bank S/O or Direct Debit: PRCDTR POOLE RC PARISH SCHOOL FUND
Reference ROOF- A/c 83041672 sort code: 54-30-03
Some parishioners have questioned the title of the account.
Don’t worry, this account is specifically for ‘CHURCH’ projects the roof being one
Okay, we’ve got a long way to go, but we can do this. Any fundraising ideas or initiatives would be very
welcome. The Diocese is also helping us by drafting an approach to the National Lottery- if only to help reduce
the losses and shortfall suffered since the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
We also have our own Church Lottery, run by Keith Bowman for many years. This is another really good way to
boost the roof appeal and, at the same time, you have a chance to win one of four prizes each month, the top
prize being £100.00. The Church Lottery costs just £4.00 per month and all you need to do to join is contact
Keith on 07957 704338 or email
Thank you again for your wonderful generosity and commitment to your church
Church Coffee Mornings
Please join us for a zoom get-together either on Sundays at 11am or Thursday 10.30am. It is really lovely to see and chat to friends from both our parishes.
Email to get the link.