Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tuesday 27th of March

The church is heading towards completion as frenetic activity starts to show results.  On this sunny tuesday a happy band of volunteers assembled to clean and polish the old pews and some new chairs were delivered.  English Martyrs is looking … Continue reading

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“STOP PRESS” last mass in Parish Church

The last Catholic Mass in St Mary’s Parish Church will take place on Wednesday 28th of March 2012.  This will bring to an end this historic phase where we have been able to conduct our daily worship in a church … Continue reading

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Friday 23rd of March

Today was another exciting stage in the restoration of our church, the new Crucifix was installed. Parishoner Fred Arkwright has made a new cross from Cherry wood and Father Phillip has had a beautiful figure restored to be mounted on … Continue reading

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Wednesday 21st March

About half of the main part of the church is now carpeted, and the kitchen and toilet floors are finished. The kitchen awaits the sink and the tiles around the work top and then it will be finished.

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Tuesday 20th March

As the work in the church comes to conclusion there are a myriad of little jobs left to do.  Today the kitchen and new toilet floors have had their covering glued down. The old altar dais carpet is in very … Continue reading

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Sunday 18th March

.  Todays reading is from the second book of Chronicles 36:14-16.  19-23 4th Sunday of Lent. Today we are celebrating the life of Blessed John Thulis (Thules) born 1568 and hanged at Lancaster Castle March 18th 1616.  He was a … Continue reading

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Saturday 17th March

Things are moving apace in the restoration world. Parishoner Fred Arkwright has spent the last few months working on the old battered altar chair from which Father Price conducted Mass. When the covering was stripped off the frame was rickety … Continue reading

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Friday March 16th

The engineer has been in church today to service the organ.  It has fared well during the refurbishment and with a little specialised care it will be ready to boom forth on our return. The Stations of the Cross have … Continue reading

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15th March- Update

The renovation work is proceeding at breakneck speed towards its conclusion.  The church is painted inside now, the heating is on and the building feels warm and dry.  It is very different from the building we left last Autumn. Father … Continue reading

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