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15th Sunday (Ord, Year  B)
12th July 2015 click here for the most recent bulletin

Marshalswick Mass Centre
Starting on Sunday, 26th July through to the end of August, Mass at Marshalswick will be celebrated at the Baptist Free Church in Sherwood Avenue while St John Fisher School undergoes refurbishment work. Mass will begin at the earlier time of 8.30am during this period.
We would like to thank Rev. Graham Clarke and the Baptist Church community for this very kind opportunity. To accommodate their community we will endeavour to be finished and out of the church by 9.30am. Priests will need to have shorter sermons and also the music needs to be curtailed to fit our allotted time-scale.

Parish Mission
Our Parish will be holding a Mission conducted by the Sion Community for two weeks (one of preparation and one of mission) from 10th October to 24th October Mission webpages now available - click here for more >>>

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The New Parish Hall - Refurbished and re-opened in November 2013

The new entrance, meeting rooms, kitchen, toilets (upstairs and downstairs), lift and church hall are open! Do visit them.

A gentle ramp and automatic double glass doors welcome you into the new facilities. The new larger lift, providing easy access to the hall on the first floor, is located to your right as you come into the entrance. Alternatively, stairs to your left will also take you up the first floor.

As you leave the lift on the first floor, you enter a landing which provides access to three new toilets (including a disabled toilet facility), the kitchen and the hall itself. The kitchen is far more spacious than the one we had previously and is kitted out with stainless steel tops, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing facilities. Two hatches open to the adjacent hall.

  The facilities downstairs are accessed through a second set of automatic double glass doors. Through these you enter a pleasant seating area with a café bar for serving refreshments, together with tables and chairs. This area also houses a ramp for wheel-chair access to the church. A large glass window provides a view into the church. Downstairs toilets are located behind the coffee bar.

There are also two adjacent meeting rooms downstairs, one will hold approximately twenty and the other about ten people. The separating wall consists of sliding doors, which can be opened to create a single larger meeting room.
On Saturday 23rd November, a large team of volunteers turned out to clean all of the rooms, erect new tables for the coffee area downstairs and to clean and replace furniture and a large number of other items that had been stored elsewhere whilst the facilities were being refurbished. They also made sure that the coffee and tea making facilities were in working order!

The new facilities were blessed and opened by Bishop John Sherrington following a concelebration of Mass at 6.00 p.m. in the church on Saturday, 30 November. This was followed by the first social gathering in the hall, where wine and snacks were available, with coffee and tea being served from the new café bar downstairs.

Since then, a number of events have been held in the new facilities, including a Neighbourhood Links meeting and a showing of the film ‘Elf’ in the hall.

The facilities have received much positive comment; particularly appreciated is the new lift providing easy access to the first floor.
Whilst there are still a few snagging issues to address, the hall and meetings rooms are open and are getting booked for events for 2014. We hope that the new facilities will be widely used.

We would love to see the coffee area used after each mass and during the week when people can come and have a get together. The hall, now with its new kitchen, is suitable for an after funeral function or for a baptism party.

Please enjoy the photos below, come in and have a look and, if you need to book a room for an event, please contact Gina Procaccini the Parish Secretary on or (01727) 853585.


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