Notices to be at the parish office (not the presbytery) in writing or emailed to by Wednesday 12 noon. 


Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Required from February 2020

NJC SCP 22-25 £21495 - £23573 (pro rata)

The Governors of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School are looking for an enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant with experience of working across the age range 4-11 years. You will need to be confident in the delivery of learning in the core subjects.

For full details, Job Description and Person Specification click on the links below.

The World Premiere of brand new work by Toby Nelms:

Poole Psalms

Featuring Mezzo-Soprano soloist Grace Lovelass & Cantabile Choir conducted by Jean Holt. Saturday 21st March at St Mary's Catholic Church, Poole

Poole Psalms is a collection of 12 new contemporary Psalm settings, presented in this premiere performance with an array of vocal soloists, choir and ensemble. This exciting new work will feature alongside movements from the Nelms 'Requiem' and 'The Poole Mass' as well as other musical items.

You are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance of this event. The performance begins at 7pm with doors open from 6.30pm. Tickets available at For those who don't want to buy online they can buy from the church office or after Sunday masses from the first week of February.

Toby Nelms was born in Poole in 1991 and has been a parishioner at St. Mary's Church his whole life. He began playing organ/keyboard at mass from the age of eight and it was an important part of his musical development. He attended both St. Mary's and St. Edward's School through to the age of 18 before being awarded a Henry Wood Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music.


Toby graduated in 2013 with First Class Honours, becoming the first person in the RCM’s history to graduate with a joint principal degree specialising in composition and jazz piano. In recent years as a pianist, Toby has performed at the BBC late night proms, at Clarence House for HRH The Prince of Wales and The London Jazz Festival amongst others. Composition highlights include 1st prize in the Polonsky Foundation Competition for his work ‘A Lost Child’ and original works played on BBC radio 3.


You will be pleased to hear that the Bishop has agreed to the Blessed Sacrament being reserved at St Edward's School which will allow for Masses to be held there and periods of adoration for students and staff. The school will need a chalice and ciborium along with a small monstrance to enable these liturgical events and I was wondering whether some kind parishioners might gift them to the school? Deacon Nick


At Poole Hospital Chaplaincy we get a lot of requests for Rosaries. Currently our supplies are low. If you have spare Rosary Beads in excellent or new condition please leave in the box provided in the Entrance. They will go to good homes. Many thanks Rev. Declan McConville


From Thursday 10th October 2019 the Hospital Mass will be celebrated at the NEW TIME OF 6.00PM and not 6.30pm as previously.


From Wednesday 16th October Holy Hour will alternate between St Mary’s and St Anthony’s. It will remain at the same time 7.00pm – 8.00pm


PLEASE always check the newsletter or the websites for the location as it will not always be a two week rotation pattern.

This change is to enable our young people embarking on the journey to the Sacrament of Confirmation to join with other parishioners in this beautiful time of prayer.

PARISH REGISTRATION – St Mary’s and St Anthony’s

St Mary’s and St Anthony’s parishes are trialling a new Parish on line Database for the Diocese. Even if you filled in a ‘Keeping in Touch’ form last year, we would be grateful if you could take some time to go the parish website (both and will take you to the joint St Mary’s and St Anthony’s website) and use the link under ‘Register’ and register yourselves. (Each adult must do this individually). The reason for this is the new Data Protection laws which came in last year meant we could not keep all the information we previously held about our parishioners – date of reception of sacraments, names of children, etc.  We can only put on the database the basic information you provided on the keeping in touch form. So for some parishioners we don’t even have the basic information of if you are married, have children or where you live. Not having this information does hamper Father getting to know everybody in your family. If you do not have access to the internet please contact your parish office.


Welcome to St Mary's  RC Church in Poole and St Anthony of Padua RC Church in Broadstone.
Working with our Neighbouring Parishes – St Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima
'To do nothing apart that we could do better together – always to inform, share and invite'


St Mary's Roman Catholic Church

211A Wimborne Rd,

Poole, BH15 2EG

01202 675412

St Anthony of Padua RC Church

135 York Rd, Broadstone BH18 8ER

All enquires via St Mary's Catholic Church 01202 675412

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