Welcome to St. Anthony's
Welcome to St. Anthony's 

Music 

Since January 2017, our Saturday evening Mass now comprises of a small variety of recorded music which parishioners thoroughly enjoy. This has been co-ordinated by David Picton and Eva Marzec.

 

We hope that in months to come, there will be a gentle introduction to a variety of Christian genres. Through music, we hope to bring you into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God.  To quote: St. Augustine and Fr Nicholas: -  "To sing is to pray twice".

 

If you have any favorite hymns or songs that would be suitable for a Mass, then do approach us in person or via this website. We will always try to accommodate your requests.

 

St Anthony's Music Group started in January 2014 with a small enthusiastic group of musicians and singers who came together to Praise the Lord! We have a strong passion for music and enjoy playing a variety of traditional hymns, worship music and Taize chants at our Sunday morning Mass. Our main role within our Parish is to support, enhance and enrich the liturgy through music. 

 

The group consists of two guitarists, a violinist, percussionists and singers ranging from school children to professionals. We have gone from strength to strength in the last few of years and we have sung at Baptisms, Communions, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals, as well as our annual Parish Fete.

 

We are always looking to increase our numbers and we warmly invite you to join us at one of our practice sessions. We meet every Wednesday in the Crypt at 6.30pm to plan and practice the music for the forthcoming weekend mass on Sunday. The practice sessions are informal and we all work together to have an input into the music choices over coffee and treats.

 

The music group plays every other week in conjunction with our resident organist John Thornton. We are also blessed to have organist Matt Condon play at key liturgical celebrations and funerals. If you would like to contact Matt directly, his number is: 07961 406936 or you can visit his website: Matt Condon

 

Our hymn choices for Sunday's 10.30am service are now available.

Contact: Eva Marzec

Be Involved

 

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Theresa 

 

The Parish warmly welcomes all volunteers! If you can assist with any of the following, please let Fr Nicholas know: Sacristy work, cleaning, children’s liturgy, repair works, painting, gardening, lifts for parishioners to and from Mass.
If there is something else you can do, please do let him know.

Welcome

 

If you have recently joined the Parish, you are most welcome. We hope that you are settling in well. Please do make yourself known to Fr Nicholas or the Parish Office. Parish Welcome Packs are available from the Church Narthex. 

 

Tea/Coffee Morning Donations - Sunday

 

If you would like to donate any cakes, biscuits, tea, coffee, fruit etc. They will be gratefully received. Alternatively, if you are able to increase your financial donation, that would be wonderful!

 

A big thank to everyone that helped and supported our tea and coffee mornings. For the month of  May. Our takings were £77.36. If you are new to our Parish, please pop into the Crypt after Mass on a Sunday - we would love to see you. Our tea and coffee mornings are run solely on donations so do support us and give generously. All donations recieved go towards the upkeep of the Crypt. 

 

Sick and Housebound

 

If you know of any parishioners that are sick or housebound that would like to receive Holy Communion, please let Fr Nicholas know or contact the Parish Office. 

 

Eucharistic Minister Readers and Counters Rotas

 

These are now available on the website under Mass Intentions and Rotas.

 

After Mass Tidy Up

 

We are looking for a small team of volunteers to help tidy up after Mass. This includes putting away the hymn books, Mass cards, kneelers and making sure the Church is neat and tidy for its next service.  If you would like to assist in anyway or join a rota, please see Fr Nicholas. 

Prayers for the Sick

 

Please continue to pray for the sick of our Parish and those that have asked for your prayers. If you know of anyone that would like a mention in our bidding prayers, please let Father, the Deacons or the Parish Office know.

Weekly Mass Readings

 

Can now be found here! Weekly Readings

 

Prayer to St Anthony

 

Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find {mention your petition} which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquillity of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favour I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

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