Last updated: Saturday 6th August

You are encouraged to continue wearing a mask, to use the hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the church, and as far as possible to keep a safe distance from other members of the congregation. 

Sunday 7th August is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Weekday readings are Year 2, Sunday readings are Year C.

Next Sunday, 14th August, is celebrated as the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, transferred from Monday 15th August.

Please scroll down for more announcements and events.

Mass intentions 7th - 14th August.

SundayStC 9.00Monica Thompson RIP [F]
OLSE11.00Order of Preachers
10.00Shirley Coughlan RIP
Jean Furie RIP
WednesdayStC10.15Fr Stephen Doupe RIP
ThursdayOLSE10.00Francis Lawrence Howe RIP
10.00Special intention
SundayStC 9.00
OLSE11.00Special intention

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret Roper, who died on 30th July. Her Funeral Service will be at OLSE on Tuesday, 16th August, at 2.00pm. Please pray also for her husband Henry and the rest of her family and friends.

Traidcraft stall: Caroline will be at St Cecilia's after Mass today, 7th August, with an array of Fairtrade goods for sale. Do please come along to support those in developing countries to receive a fair payment for their crops and their work.

Parish Barbecue: The next major event will be our Parish Barbecue at OLSE on Saturday, 20th August. There will be a planning meeting at OLSE after Mass next Tuesday, 9th August (around 10.30am). If you are willing to help in any way with the event, please come along to this meeting. New members of the parish are especially welcome.

Aid to Ukraine: This collection has had to be suspended for the time being owing to Dr. Chris Miller’s departure to Ireland.
We now have a delivery address, in Swaffham, for donated items, and also the contact’s name and telephone number, so as to arrange day & time for delivery of goods, as the site is not open all the time. Now we need volunteers to collect the goods from our two Churches and transport them to Swaffham. All offers of help welcome.
In the meantime please continue to pray for the people of Ukraine and also for those who are offering help, especially in the countries that border Ukraine.

Meeting held on Wednesday, 20th July: We welcomed two representatives from the King’s Lynn Conference of the SVP, who had accepted our invitation to come and speak about the organisation. As a result it was agreed that having the SVP in our Parish made sense, as it widens what is already quietly being done; and for some people, it is easier to ask for help from an organisation than from an individual. Conversely, it can be easier for an individual to be part of an organisation than try to support others through their own initiative and contact those who might need support. The SVP would also create a network of support and hopefully reach those who currently “slip through the net” of support provided individually.
It is hoped to be able to arrange a visit by the East Anglia SVP Central Council President, Joan Wall, to speak to the Parish as a whole, and from there hopefully progress to the founding of our own Conference.

‘Ride & Stride’: Raise money for our Parish, and for the Norfolk Churches Trust, by visiting as many Churches and Chapels as you wish, by bicycle, horse, car or ‘shanks’ pony’ (walking!) on Saturday, 10th September.
For information/inspiration see poster in the Church Porch, where there are also Sponsor/Donation forms, or go to
Volunteers will be needed if we open our churches for visiting on September 10th.

Masses at the Convent: Anyone wishing to attend the 12 noon Mass at the Convent on any day is very welcome, but please check first with the Convent on 01485 532837.

Parish Newsletter to your inbox: If you wish to be on the distribution list for the the weekly newsletter, please send your email address to  Please note that the newsletter will be sent from the parish email, so please add the address to your contacts.

Welcome to new parishioners: If you have not already done so, we would ask you to complete a ‘New Parishioner(s)’ form, which are available in the Church porch – please ask if you cannot see any.

Tea/coffee after Mass: Please join us for tea/coffee after Mass on the first Sunday of the month at St Cecilia's and every Sunday after the 11am Mass at Hunstanton. Volunteers to help with these occasions will be most welcome.

Parish Study/Discussion Group: Next meeting Tuesday 9th August in the Convent at 4pm.

Rosary: Every Monday except Bank Holidays in the meeting room at St Cecilia's at 2pm. Everyone welcome.

Mothers Prayers at OLSE: Meets alternate Mondays 2.30pm to 3.45/4.00pm. Next meeting, Monday, 15th August. Everyone very welcome.

Parish list of those who are sick: Anyone who would like his/her name added to the list below is invited to email the Parish Office, or to complete and sign the slip on the back of the Parish Newsletter. Please note, it must be the person to be included on the list who sends the email or signs the form [Data Protection Legislation]. Forms may be returned to Elizabeth Howe at OLSE or Tricia Steel at StC.

Please pray for those who are sick, especially: Dennis Barter, Madeleine Coughlan, Sarah King, Nicholas Koning, Anne Lindley, Hanne MacMahon, Linda O'Neil, Sharon Parkin, Helen Seaman, Nicky Sugden and Anthony Walsh.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of those whose anniversaries occur about now including: Edna Valentine, John Stokes, Matthew McGinn, Fr. Stephen Doupe, Laura McGinn, George MacGowan, John McMahon, Hugh Maguire, John Smith, Amelie Lorieul, Patrick Hanlon and Mary Saunders.

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for August: We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crises, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.