‘Accept one another, just as Jesus accepted us to the glory of God.’
A Message from Fr John
It is good to welcome you to our Parish of St Felix.
Our Sunday Masses are celebrated in St Felix Church on Saturday evening at 6.30pm and Sunday Morning at 10am and online from church.
Our Weekday Masses are usually celebrated in St Felix Church on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, Wednesday morning at 10am, Thursday morning at 10am and Friday morning at 10am and online from church. (Please check our latest Parish Newsletter for any changes)
If you feel able to come to church you are very welcome, there is no need to book a place. Everyone is welcome to our celebrations in church or online from home. If you need to speak with myself or Deacon Huw, please call me on 01440 702156 or Deacon Huw on 07399 163718. If you need to contact one of us, please do so.
All our Masses continue to be available on our live stream on YouTube. The link for our YouTube channel where you can find our live streamed Masses is
Please keep everyone in our parish family, our local communities, across our country and world; your family and friends very much in your prayers at this time, as I will also. Please keep safe over the days and weeks to come and continue to keep an eye out for anyone who is struggling or needs help and support as we continue our journey together through the challenges of the pandemic.
In the meantime, let us pray for everyone in our parish family, in our wider community, for our families and friends, we especially keep our NHS and their dedicated hard-working staff in our prayers.
Wishing you and your families every blessing and prayers, keep safe.
Fr John and Deacon Huw
SUPPORTING OUR PARISH
Your weekly offering to the church is essential to our parish and we are truly grateful for your generous giving over the years.
Over the last months the parish income has dropped by about 50%.
There are collection plates by the doors for your weekly offering to the parish when you attend Mass as there is not a collection during Mass at present.
It would help if you could set up a standing order for your regular payment. You can also make single payments through your bank.
The parish bank details are:
Account name: ST FELIX CATHOLIC CHURCH
Sort code: 60-10-21
Account number: 90018850
Reference: ‘Your name’ [If you Gift-Aid your donations to the church add GA]
Your monthly donation to the Church Building Fund can be dealt with in the same way
With thanks and every blessing and prayers. Fr John and our Parish Finance Committee
‘Gift Aid - the good way to give to your Church’ Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows charities, including churches, to reclaim tax on donations made by a taxpayer. It covers weekly giving as well as one-off donations. This means that every donation you make is worth 25% more to your Church, at no cost to you.
For example, if you donate £20, we will be able to reclaim £5 on your donation from the government, meaning the Church gets £20 from you and £5 from the government. If you’re already paying tax on earnings, pensions or income/capital gains from investments, the government simply gives back to the Church some of the tax you have already paid. We don’t need to know your personal details such as income, nor your National Insurance number. Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times the tax you have paid in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).
All you have to do is complete a simple form called a Gift Aid Declaration with your name and address.
Please help us to make the most of this scheme to benefit our Church.
With thanks. Annette Field. Parish Gift Aid Officer. (For more information please contact Fr John)