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

15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 15th July 2018 Year B









14th July


6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)


with food and entertainment

Sion Community and Parishes Mission


15th July


10.00AM MASS





People of the Parishes


16th July


Adoration 9.30am and 10.00am Mass

Emanuel Bakpa RIP


17th July

Adoration 9.30am and 10.00am Mass


Patricia Withers Intentions


18th July


10.00am Mass

Private Intention


19th July





20th July


10.00am Mass

Holy Souls


21st July

Rosary 9.30am and

10.00am Mass




6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)

Joy Rigg (RIP)


People of the Parishes


22nd July

9.00am MASS



11.00 am Mass

Patrick and Theresa Bowles 60th Wedding Anniv.





Please pray for those who have died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time & those who mourn. Please also pray for the Sick especially: Allan Irvine, Margaret Greer, Marie Lawrence, John Connors, Elsie Cavanagh, Janet Wagner, Kelly Thomas, David Lineham, Nita & Max, Mary Gorman, John Cuff, Elizabeth Sawaf, Jo Markey, Joan Humphreys, Ellen Wagner, Mary McVann, Lynn Honan, Peggy Keogh, Karen Waite, Mrs Alice Maher and Susan, Andrea Brushneen, Jim Mogford, Anthony Kennedy, Rachel Green and Karen, Bridie O’Boyle, Jenny Bond, Carmela Marusyczenko, Michael Gaffney, Joanne Cooke, Helen & Ken Michael, David Rogers, Barbara Wood, Maria Oldfield, Kath Griffiths, Albert Turner, Shelia Robertson and Maureen Moloney and an anonymous request. Please note that from A LATER DATE OF Sunday 29th July names will only appear of those who have given specific permission, or in special cases their next of kin in order for their names to appear in the newsletter. Fr Gerry or one of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion need to record when such permission was given.


Our Parishes Mission ‘Together, Radiate God’s Love’: Draws to a close this weekend. We have the Mission social in St Augustine’s Hall at 7:30pm on Saturday 14th July with entertainment and hog roast. Please bring you own drink and one combined Mass at English Martyrs at 10am on Sunday 15th July.


As a parish we express our heartfelt thanks to all from the Sion Community who have so wonderfully shared with us over the last two weeks both during the visiting week and this Celebration Week. We wish Fr Ged every blessing in his priesthood as he returns to his home Diocese of Salford after many years with Sion. We pray the Lord’s blessing upon those who have given so generously of their time and of their faith to come here to facilitate our Mission. The visitors Grace, Ernie, Kevin and Michael and the Celebration team Allegra, Fr Ged, Deacon Jim, Pete and Jean.


Fr Gerry would like to express his sincere thanks for all the support he has received from members of the parishes who have helped in anyway with the Mission, it would not off been possible without you! Thank you for sharing your gifts, your time and your enthusiasm.


Lastly the Mission Team and Sion would welcome your Mission Testimony. Forms are available in the lobby or by email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Parish Open Meeting St Augustine’s: This Wednesday 18th July at 7:30pm there will be a cheese and wine evening followed by an open meeting about the parish, in the hall. All welcome, A summary of the points from this meeting will be shared at the Sunday Masses on 21st/22nd July.

Parish Open Meeting English Martyrs: Next Sunday 22nd July after the 9am Mass.

Mass Intentions: Fr Gerry has plenty of availability for Mass intentions which can be offered for the deceased, for a birthday or for someone who is sick or for a Private or Special Intention. Mass envelopes available in both Churches


Prayer & Praise Meeting at St. Peters Gloucester: Fr Tom Gunning He will be talking on "The Humility of Jesus", with music ministry led by Tony Wadley. 19TH July at St Peter church, London Road at 7.30pm.

Noah’s Camp, Dymock, Gloucestershire, August 13th-17th 2018: Runs from Monday to Friday and whilst being Catholic, is for everyone of all denominations and ages. Each day there will be times of prayer, worship, talks and Mass. Children and youth streams will run alongside the adult sessions. The aim of the Camp is to foster strong relationships within families of all shapes and sizes, and to know God’s love in a deeper way. Day tickets available. For more information see or ring 07961 346343.


AWESOME AUGUST: Weekly ‘home’ groups running in August at St George’s open to all. Monday evenings 7-8 pm: “Mark's Question” - join with the disciples to learn more about Jesus (as shared by Mark in his Gospel) and answer the question Jesus asked them, "Who do you say I am?" Starting 6 August (St George’s Centre). Wednesday afternoons 2-3 pm: “Bible in 3½ minutes” – explore our faith story in fun-size chunks. Starting on 8 August (Vicarage)

Holiday at Home: Do you miss the beach?  Are you unable to get away? Don’t fret – we are bringing the beach to you! The Church in Tuffley are putting on a holiday day at the beach at the hall and garden at English Martyrs Church, Tuffley Lane on Thursday 16th August 10 am – 3 pm. The day includes a welcome with tea and toasted tea cakes, picnic lunch, afternoon tea with scones and ice creams and lots of ‘day at the beach’ activities. Please let us know when you book if you need help with transport. Please book your place before 1st August by contacting Helen McGeoch at St George’s Church (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  phone: 07729 615993) There will be a nominal charge of £5 per person.

Picnic Together: On the green at the front of St George’s Church, Grange Road on Sunday 19th August 3-5pm.  Everybody welcome to come along.  Lawn games, parachute games, songs, competitions etc.


Egalite Absolue Bus Pilgrimage to Lourdes: There are spaces available for adults on the bus leaving St Thomas More

on Thurs 13th to Sat. 22nd September. The cost is £800 per adult which includes: all travel from Cheltenham to Lourdes, full board accommodation at the Hotel Astrid for 7 nights, excursions up into the mountains and other day trips out of Lourdes. For further information please contact Andre Holbrook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Mary Clare This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PARISH COLLECTIONS: English Martyrs: £91.95. St Augustine’s Reports Monthly




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