Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 31st May 2020

The Day of Pentecost


The Church continues to be alive and active,

worship and prayer continue, even though our building is closed.


Worship at home materials and prayer resources

are available on our website allsaintsperrystreet.org.uk


The Church may be closed, the Foodbank still needs your support.   Tins, packets, cleaning materials and items of personal hygiene are all greatly appreciated.   Items can be left in the donation baskets at supermarkets.


It is a centuries-old custom of Catholics to dedicate the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month of May is always part of the Easter season, the fifty days we celebrate in the Liturgy the Resurrection of Our Lord, a time also of awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The celebration of May as a Marian month fits well with the liturgical celebrations of Easter and Pentecost as we recall Mary’s great joy in her Son’s victory over death as well as her presence with the Apostles in the upper room prayerfully awaiting the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.


May the Blessed Virgin Mary intercede for us and draw us closer to Christ her Son!

There are some Marian hymns, with YouTube links on our website.


DAILY HOPE – a free phoneline of hymns, reflections and prayers.   0800 804 8044.


Fr Kevin has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of St Peter’s Anglican Church, in Jaffa, Israel.   Fr Kevin and Jen will be Mission Partners with CMS, on a project to re-open the Church which has been closed since 1948, they will leave Southbourne at the end of this year, and move to Oxford for training, before moving to Jaffa in the first part of 2021.


Adrian Bawtree, Organist at Canterbury Cathedral (and formerly also at Rochester Cathedral) set up a singing group for older people, including those with dementia, called Friendly Music for Wellbeing, on behalf of Friends of Canterbury Cathedral.  Adrian is now making short films to encourage people to sing at home; they are on Canterbury Cathedral’s YouTube channel and the links are below. 







A prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.   Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Amen.



In Mary’s Month of May we pray for the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham


Please pray for:


In our Parish: Dene Holm Methodist Church


NHS and other key-workers, volunteers and those whose lives have been affected by the current situation. 


The Sick or in need of Prayer:  Valerie, Eric, Charlie, Lawrence, Roger, Thomas, Adeline, Jan, Carol, Alex, Jean, George, Connor, Gary, Jenny, George, Brenda, Joyce and Sophie.


Thanksgiving for the Departed: for Audrey Whiteley, Barry Johnson and all the Recently Departed and Florence Manley &Pauline Butcher (3rd) Jane Claydon (4th) whose anniversaries occur at this time.   May they Rest in Peace



Services to join in at home this week


The Day of Pentecost

8.00 a.m.   Morning Prayer (link on website)

Service of the Word & Spiritual Communion (see website)

6.00 p.m.   Evening Prayer (link on website)


The Weekdays after Pentecost (Ordinary time begins)

8.00 a.m.   Morning Prayer (link on website)

Service of the Word & Spiritual Communion (see website)

6.00 p.m.   Evening Prayer (link on website)


Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday



Links to online Services


Fr Cyril’s YouTube Mass



Fr Kevin’s YouTube Mass

The Parish of St Katharine with St Nicholas, YouTube channel


St John’s, Higham are streaming Mass at 10.00 a.m. & 11.00 a.m. by Zoom and at 6.00 p.m. by Facebook.   Please contact Fr Peter on 01474 822 726 to arrange to be linked in.