The Catholic Parishes of English Martyrs


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



14th October 2018 Year B


Responsorial Psalm

Gospel Acclamation


Communion Antiphon

Fill us with your love so that we may rejoice.

Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.

The rich suffer want and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.








13th Oct



6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)

Mary Campbell & Nick Clutterbuck Anniv


14th Oct

9.00am Mass


11.00am Mass

Private Intentions of Matilda Ndum

People of the Parishes


15th Oct


9:30am Adoration

10.00am Mass

Memorial of St Teresa of Avila

Maria Power RIP


16th Oct

9:00am Adoration

9.30am Mass



Pat Withers Sick


17th Oct


10.00am Mass

Memorial of St Ignatius

Private Intention of Mr & Mrs P Evans


18th Oct



Feast of Saint Luke

Fr Gerry’s Day off


19th Oct

9:30am Rosary

10.00am Mass



Teresia Nicholas RIP


20th Oct

No morning mass devotions of Confession


6.30pm Vigil Mass (Sun)


For the Sick (LH)



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, 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.

Confirmation 2018: Please pray for our 11 teenage candidates for Confirmation and two adults as they continue their immediate preparation. The Confirmation Mass with the Bishop who will be at English Martyrs at 7pm on Wednesday 7th November.

First Holy Communion 2019: The application forms for parents of those children wishing to receive their First Holy Communion in either parish in 2019 are available in both Church lobbies and must be returned as indicated on the form by no later than Tuesday 31st October 2018.



“Together in Prayer”:  A new parish prayer group will meet this Wed 17th October in the hall at 7.15 for refreshments and at 7:30pm for prayer. Everyone most welcome.

St Augustine’s CREAM TEA on Saturday 20th October 2pm till 5pm in St Augustine’s Hall. Tickets £3.50 in aid of Mission Sunday Appeal (Funding for Ethiopia) on sale after Sunday Masses

St Augustine’s Adult Discussion Group: The meeting on 24th October is cancelled. The next meeting
will be 14th November.

English Martyrs Bible Study: Will meet next on Thurs 25th Oct from 10:30am in the Hall. All welcome.

English Martyrs Gift Fair Saturday 3rd November 12 pm - 4 pm: This is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a parish and get some wonderful Christmas gifts. There will be lots of stalls selling all types of gifts including jewellery, crafts, hand knitting, cards, cakes and lots more. Why not come along enjoy a wonderful lunch in the Parish café and spend some time looking round the stalls. Bring your friends and make an afternoon of it. If you would like to help on the day or have a stall please see Nora after Mass.

St Augustine Bazaar Saturday 24th November 11.00am – 2.30pm:  Please sign up if you are able to help in anyway. List in the Porch. Thank you!  All are Welcome.

Silver Jubilee of the Ordination of Deacon Colm Robinson:  Deacon Colm was ordained a Permanent Deacon by Bishop Mervyn at English Martyrs on 22nd October 1993. To mark the 25th anniversary of his ordination there is to be a Concelebrated Mass of Thanksgiving at St Peters Church on Sunday 21st Oct. at 5.30pm, followed by light refreshments in St Peter’s Social Centre Hall. All are invited and welcome to join with Deacon Colm and his wife Liz and family.

St Peter’s Church Prayer & Praise: Meet on Thurs 18th October at 7.30pm During this month’s prayer meeting our special speaker is Fr. Gerry Walsh. He will be talking on ‘A Pilgrims Journey’, with music ministry led by Tony Wadley.

Gloucester City Mission: Winter shelter Campaign at The George Whitefield Centre, 107 Great Western Road, Glos GL1 3NF meeting on Wed 17th Oct at 7pm 2018.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your rsvp. Thank you.

Time to Remember: A reflective service suitable for all ages at St George’s Grange Road Tuffley CofE at 4pm on Sun 28th Oct. Fr Gerry is the preacher this year. If you wish the name of a loved one to be read out at the service please notify Glenda Stevens, Administrator, St George’s Church Centre, Grange Rd Tuffley GL4 0PE 01452 307456  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible and no later than Sun 21st Oct. If you wish you can bring a small bunch of flowers or a single flower, such as a rose, in remembrance of your loved ones to the service.  

Celebrate Bristol Sat 27th and Sun 28th October 2018:"See, I am doing a new thing!" - Isaiah 43:19(NIV)A Conference for the whole family! A non-residential weekend including tailored 'streams' for all ages of children and young adults. This year keynote speakers Michelle Moran, David Wells and Sue Whitehead will be 'unpacking' an exciting theme. In addition there will be workshops, seminars, praise and worship, prayer ministry, Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession. The event is hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal at St Bede's Catholic College, BS11 0SU. Fr Gerry will be attending all day on Sat 27th Oct and has 3 seats he can offer by way of transport.

Youth Synod: During October, Pope Francis is holding a Synod in Rome on Youth, Faith & Vocational Discernment. For the week of 15th – 21st October, our diocese is entering into a time of focus and prayer for young people. Prayers for each day are available along with many more resources for young people, catechists and parishes from You can follow our Social media journey to the Synod each day using @cliftonyouth.

St. Peter’s High School: Invites you to join Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodman and the Lion

Over the Rainbow to the musical production of The Wizard of Oz!  on Wed 17th, Thurs 18th & Fri 19th Oct at 7pm, Tickets £5 either by email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 01452 520594. Venue school hall.

Oberammergau 2020: Every 10 years this Bavarian village erupts with its famous Passion Play. Fr Gerry is leading an Ecumenical Pilgrimage assisted by Rev Bruce Clifford from St George’s Tuffley from 15th to 22nd May 2020. Cost £1,675pp for shared room. £200pp deposit payable with booking. Bookings are now open to parishioners of both parishes as well as their friends and family. Places are limited, single rooms for the whole trip are very scarce. For further information ask Fr Gerry/Marisa

St Peter’s Social Centre, Gloucester: Is seeking to appoint a fulltime Manager/Steward on a 35 hours per week contract with an annual salary of £23,500. Application forms and job description available from St Peter’s Parish Office. Phone 01452 523603, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to The Parish Priest, St Peter’s Presbytery, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3EX. Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12noon on Wed 24th October.

St Augustine’s Play group: Are you looking to give back to the community by supporting a local charity? If so, your local playgroup needs you! Committee positions are available at St Augustine’s Playgroup. For more information as to what is required please contact: Liz Davies (Chairperson) by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Second Collections: This weekend for CAFOD only at St Augustine’s. Next weekend for World Mission Sunday.

PARISH COLLECTIONS: English Martyrs: Cash £ 62.00 2nd Collections CAFOD £362.55 and Poor Missions £57.10

WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY. St. Augustine’s Reports Monthly.


Where are we grounded? Where are we anchored and rooted? Is it in things, possessions, treasures or are we rooted and anchored in God? Are we defined by what we have or by what we do… or are we defined by our relationship with the Lord. In today’s Gospel there is a challenge to ‘let go’ of everything and to find security, strength, and an understanding of who we are in our relationship with the Lord. It is only when we let God dwell at the centre, when we are defined by his love for us, that we come to understand the freedom and the life he offers us; when we are weighed down by our possessions we find it is our possessions that possess us. In all we do to proclaim the Gospel this week, let us reveal what it is that dwells at the heart of our life because of the way we live and the way we love.

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