The Catholic Parishes of English Martyrs

and St Augustine of Canterbury

‘Together, Reach Out and Welcome All with Joy, Compassion and Unfailing Love’




St Augustine’s Presbytery, 256 Painswick Road, Matson, Gloucester GL4 4BS

Tel: 01452 412702 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Augustine of Canterbury Church, Matson Lane, Matson, Gloucester, GL4 6DT

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Parish Administrator Marisa Wood

Core Office Hours from 9am to 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at  

English Martyrs Church, 247 Tuffley Lane, Tuffley, Gloucester, GL4 ONX

Tel: 01452 504997 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Catholic Schools for the Parishes

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School Tel: 01452 524792

St Peter’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form Centre Tel: 01452 711200

Parish Safeguarding Representatives: English Martyrs Sue Knight St Augustine’s Katherine Heffernan


SUNDAY MASS TIMES: St Augustine’s 6:30pm Saturday and 11:00am Sunday English Martyrs 9.00am Sunday

CONFESSIONS: English Martyrs Saturday after morning mass St Augustine’s Saturday 5.45pm to 6.15pm & on call





Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018 Year B


Responsorial Psalm

Gospel Acclamation


Communion Antiphon

My soul, give praise to the Lord

Even if you have to die says the Lord, keep faithful,

and I will give you the crown of life.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose, near restful waters he leads me.








10th Nov


6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)

Denise Barr (Anniv)


11th Nov

9.00am Mass


11.00am Mass

People of the Parishes

Those who died in War.


12th Nov


9:00am Adoration

9.30am Mass

Memorial St Josaphat

Mr C C Mathew RIP


13th Nov

9.30am Adoration

10.00am Mass



Pauline Lloyd (RIP)


14th Nov


10:00am Mass

Memorial Beatified Martyrs of the Diocese

Deceased Members of the McVann and Gallagher Families


15th Nov





Fr Gerry’s Day Off


16th Nov



10:00am Mass

Memorial of St Edmund

Deceased Members of the Harkin Family


17th Nov

9:30am Rosary

10:00am Mass



6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)

Memorial of St Hugh of Lincoln

Holy Souls

People of the Parishes


Please pray for those who have died recently and whose anniversaries occur at this time & those who mourn. Please also pray for the Sick especially: Allan Irvine, John Connors, Elsie Cavanagh, Jo Markey, Mary McVann, Susan Maher, Carmela Marusyczenko, David Rogers, Ellen Wagner, Barbara Wood, Kath Griffiths, Albert Turner, Shelia Robertson, Maria Oldfield, Janet Wagner, Andrea Brushneen, Joan Humphreys, Peggy Keogh, Lisa Knight, Maureen Moloney, Mary Gorman, Michael Gaffney, Elizabeth Bopoto, Marie & Keith Hill, Pat Murray and an anonymous request. Month of Holy Souls:  There is a memorial book in the lobby of English Martyrs in which you can write the names of those beloved departed you wish to remember. Please put any names you wish in it. At St Augustine’s there is an A4 sheet for any new names of deceased you want remembered as well as a memorial book with names from previous years. At each Mass during November the books and A4 sheets will be placed in front of the altar and the Holy Souls therein remembered in the Mass.     

Remembrance Sunday: The 11am Mass this Sunday 11th Nov will be offered for the War Dead. Our act of Remembrance will be at 11am to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.

First Holy Communion 2018-19 Candidates meetings and Welcome Masses:  The next candidates’ meetings are English Martyrs Sat 17th Nov. 9:30am to 12noon. St Augustine’s Sun 18th Nov start at 9:45am. At the 9am & 11am Mass on Sun 18th Nov there will be a Welcome Mass for the candidates and their families.    

EM Prayer Group: Will be meeting this Monday evening, 12th November at 8pm in the church.  Everyone Welcome.  If you can't make it but would like us to pray for you or a special intention, please speak to Flit or Nikki.

Sr Augustine’s Prayer Group: Will meet next Wednesday 20th November at 7:30pm in the Hall. Everyone Welcome

St Augustine’s Adult Discussion Group: The next meeting will be on Wed 14th November at 7:30pm. All welcome

English Martyrs Bible Study: Meeting on Thurs 15th Nov starting at the 10:30am in the Hall. All welcome.

T@3: You are warmly invited to come and join us in St Augustine’s Hall for tea, cakes & a chat at 3pm on Tues 13th Nov.

St. Augustine’s Bazaar Sat 24th November 11.00am – 2.30pm. Please come along & support YOUR parish. Buy your Christmas presents- stay for lunch. Have your face painted. Usual stalls selling cakes, books, crafts, jewellery, white elephant. Have a go on the Tombola or Bottle stall. If you are unable to attend please buy some raffle tickets which will be on sale after Mass. For more info call Claire on 07932 103185 or 614173.

English Martyrs Dinner and Music Night: This hugely popular annual event will be on Saturday 8th December from 7pm. Booking forms are available in the Narthex.

English Martyrs Children’s Party: Sunday 9th December from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. For further details see Anne Houlihan or Liz Tomkins who will also give you registration forms for completion.

English Martyrs Children's Christmas Eve Mass at 7.30pm.  If you would like your children to take part in the 'Nativity Story' during the Homily time, please let Nikki O'Neill know as soon as possible.  Young children who have not been involved before would be very welcome - plenty of non-speaking parts this year!!

CAFOD Mass of Remembrance:  The 7.00pm Mass on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 1HU will remember and hold in prayer all deceased CAFOD supporters from our diocese and celebrate their lives, faith and compassion. Everybody is welcome to attend. If you would like to remember a loved one (even if you cannot attend the Mass), please send their names to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the CAFOD office on 0117 942 8328 by 9th November and they will be included in the Book of Remembrance. Rosary & Exposition before the Mass at 6.30pm which everyone is also most welcome to attend.

Prayer & Praise Meeting at St. Peters Gloucester; Thursday 15th November at 7.30pm During this month’s prayer meeting our special speaker is Fr. Matt Anscombe who is the parish priest at St Bernadette’s Parish, with music ministry led by Tony Wadley.

Missio Clifton Mass: “Go out to the whole world, proclaim the Good News to all creation”. Fri. 16th Nov. at St Patrick Church, Brockworth GL3 4HL at 7.00pm followed by Missio/Mill Hill Missionaries presentation and light refreshments.

Inter-Faith Week: Discussion on peace involving an eminent Jew, Catholic and Muslim in Clifton Cathedral Apostle Room this Wed. 14th Nov from 7:15pm. Further details:

Youth Gathering: Young people aged 12-25 are invited to come to our Diocesan Youth Gathering on Saturday 24th November at St Brendan’s College, Broomhill Road, Bristol. BS45RQ. The day begins at 11am and finishes at 4pm. Under 18’s must have a parental consent form, available to download from where you will also find further details. To book email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Refresh: The Church in Tuffley gather this month on Wednesday 21st November at 7:30pm at St George’s Grange Road for praise and worship followed by continuing input on the parables. All welcome.

Gloucester City Missions AGM:   On Thursday 22nd November at 7.30pm at The George Whitfield Centre, 107 Great Western Road, GL1 3NF please contact Dave Kinghorn on tel: 01452 910922 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Liturgy Course for 2019: To accompany and complement our Diocesan Year of Prayer, the Liturgy Office is hosting a new course entitled ‘Understanding and Praying the Liturgy’. Full details can be found on or by phoning Richard Williams or Doreen Wyatt on 0117 902 5595.

Confirmation: Thank you to everyone who had any part in making the Confirmation Mass last Wednesday so special and for those who helped with the refreshments afterwards. A special thank you to all those who helped to prepare the candidates especially Debbie. Photos will be on display next weekend.  

SECOND COLLECTION: PARISH COLLECTIONS: English Martyrs: Cash £ 115.03, 2nd Coll Cathedral Appeal £61.50 GIFT FAIR so far £1038.10 Fantastic! Well done everyone and thank you. Augustine’s Reports Monthly



This is such a beautiful narrative from Mark, the Jesus who notices even the little things. The poor widow with her two tiny coins is an echo of discipleship and the challenge that comes with following Jesus but she’s also a little glimpse of what is to come – Christ echoes her gift and gives himself totally and completely, abandoning himself as gift to rely on God alone. Everything that he has to give is given to the Father just as the widow abandons herself onto Providence. The cross which is growing clearer on the horizon for Jesus is that call to give everything. Jesus invites us to do the same in our discipleship: to hold nothing back and to rely on God’s goodness, to abandon ourselves upon him in the faith and the trust that with him we will have everything we need.







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