Sunday, 3 October 2010


Last night we enjoyed a fabulous Harvest Supper, cooked by the Vicarage Team of Father Martin and Jan, aided by Vicky and Charlotte. We enjoyed freshly made French Onion Soup, or Tomato Soup followed by Shepherd’s Pie with carrots and peas, and either Apple pie or Apple crumble with custard or ice-cream. The well attended evening made a profit for Church Funds.

Today Father Mervyn presided at the Solemn Mass and Father Martin preached. Last Saturday the Saturday Shop took £300 which means that, so far this year, the Shop has raised £6,210 with a further £1,100 made on our E-Bay trading. All this goes towards paying the parish’s Family Purse (Diocesan Quota)

Tomorrow, St. Francis Day there will be a Mass in the Lady Chapel at 2.30 p.m. to which well behaved pets are welcome with their owners.

Tuesday 5th October 7.30 p.m. Mass followed by an open meeting about the Ordinariate to which all are welcome.


Gwen, a member of our congregation was part of the original 187 Dagenham Girls who, in 1968, took on the mighty Ford Motor Company when they went on strike for equal pay and won. Their efforts eventually led to equality for women although, at the time, none of them realised their action would change history and have an impact world-wide. Now a film has been released “MADE IN DAGENHAM” which tells the story of the strike which has given Gwen and the other 187 the limelight they deserved. As a result of the film she has appeared on television, has been on radio chat shows, has been interviewed by newspapers and has been to Parliament.

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