Please keep our parish family in your prayers, with the hope that we may be able to worship together soon.

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Flame 2023

Wembley Arena is to host the largest Catholic gathering of young people in England and Wales!

FLAME – CYMFed FLAME has been going now since 2012 and each time it gets bigger, we had almost 10,000 young people there in 2019.

It is on 4th March 2023 and tickets have been purchased on behalf of the Hallam Diocese for our young people so PLEASE do not book your tickets through the main site as we have them here in Hallam already.

Who goes? Usually parishes in England and Wales choose to take groups such as confirmation, altar servers or youth groups. The suggested age is 13+ as there is a lot of sitting involved listening and engaging with music and speakers.

The cost per person is likely to be £30. If you are interested please contact Father Evangelist or Trish Fernando.

Synodial Journey - Next Steps

Would your Parish or group like to spend some time on retreat together, reflecting on the synod responses from the parish and discerning the way ahead?

Here are two opportunities available:

1. An ‘away’ retreat. Loreto Spirituality Centre Llandudno will host a Synodal journey: Next Steps retreat from August 4-7.

If a group from your parish are interested in going away together for a few days (one to four days available) please get in touch.

Closing date for booking is Monday 30 May 2022 in order to secure a place at the retreat house.

2. A retreat in daily life.

If your parish would prefer to meet weekly for 6 weeks for an hour and a half each week, to reflect and discern your next steps, either in person or online, and would like support with this (materials, facilitators, check-ins), do get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Young at Heart Group

Will meet after Mass on Wednesday 25th May.

Tea, coffee and refreshments available. All parishioners are very welcome.

Venerable Pauline Jaricot

One of Missio’s founders, is to be beatified today, Sunday May 22nd, in Lyon, France.

Pauline created the Association of the Propagation of the Faith in 1822, now known as Missio’s APF.

Her life was to become a testament to the power of lay people in the Catholic Church. For more information about this inspiring lay missionary, visit

There is to be a Mass to celebrate the beatification in St Marie’s Cathedral on Saturday July 16th at 12.30pm to which everyone is invited.

Padley Pilgrimage 2022

The Annual Interdiocesan Pilgrimage in honour of the Padley Martyrs, Blessed Robert Ludlam and Blessed Nicholas Garlick is on Sunday 10 July.

The preacher will be Rt. Rev. John Arnold, Bishop of Salford.

Assemble 3pm at Grindleford Station for procession to the chapel.

Mass commences at 3.30pm.

Pilgrims are welcome to arrive early and picnic in the grounds.

Stay and Play Club

Please see TAB in Parish Life Section to see pictures and information.

Any questiions, please contact Danny Sheehan.

Refreshments After Sunday Mass

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Next Sunday 29th May after 10.30am Mass.

There will be a shared table and donations of cakes, buns, sausage rolls, etc most welcome on the day of the event.

Donations - Thank You

Thanks to all parishioners at St Paul’s for generous donations of:

  • £155.60 on family fast day for their global family.
  • £839.00 for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Alter Servers


We are inviting children from Year 4 and up, who have tor about to make their First Communion to join as altar servers.

This is a wonderful learning experience for our young members to learn about their faith and take on responsibility.

If you are interested please speak to either Father Evangelist, Father Henry, Deacon Bill or Deacon Chris.

Appeal from Music Group Leader

Hand Percussion

I would like to provide a range of hand percussion – Finger Cymbals, Maracas (Pair), Tambourine, etc - for those who would like to join in certain hymns in this way.

They would be made available in church for the recessional hymn whenever it is appropriate.

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies

Is a certificate course validated by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

It offers a foundation in Catholic theology and practice through teaching, discussion, study, and personal reflection. It is aimed at anyone who wants to undertake some serious, but accessible, study into Catholic theology. It is particularly well-suited for staff in Catholic schools, parish catechists and those involved in various aspects of lay ministry.

The Diocese is currently considering the best model for delivery of the CCRS. If you are interested in participating in the next course it would be helpful if you would complete this google survey HERE

Please respond to the survey by 9 May 2022.

Loyola University Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

The diocese is also looking for participants in the Loyola University Certificate in Pastoral Ministry which begin in September.

The customized certificate consists of ten six-week modules delivered in an online format allowing participants the freedom and flexibility of study in their own home. Participants need to be serious about their own faith development, willing to serve in the local church and have competent computer skills.

If you would like to find out more please email your details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Walsingham Pilgrimage

Led by Bishop Ralph

40th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Walsingham Shrine is on Saturday 23rd July 2022.

The coach departs St. Peter-in-Chains car park at 8am and return time is 9pm.

Coach fare – Adult £18; Student £12.

To book or for further information please contact Sharon Clarke 07762 940394 or Monica McNicholas 01226 242145 or 07790373155.

Justice and Peace Group

has received a request from a refugee support group for a wheelchair suitable for a child aged 7, suffering from a brain injury.

If you able to help please contact Deacon Chris on 07721 986869.

Parish Administrator

Arthi Fernando has been appointed the post of Parish Administrator at St Paul’s.

Please note that Arthi will be available to assist you with any queries on Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm.

Justice and Peace Group

Would like to thank the parishioner who kindly donated a sewing machine and large cooking pan. These have been passed onto a refugee family now living in the area.

The group have received a request for a shopping trolley, adult cycling helmet and an electric iron in working condition from another refugee family.

If you can help, please leave the item in the Foodbank crate or contact Deacon Chris 07721 986869.

Padley Chapel

Is re-opening on Easter Sunday until the end of September from 2-4pm

Visitors are welcome just to sightsee or to pray.

If you are interested in helping in the apostolate of Padley, in stewarding or guiding, please contact Father John Metcalfe at Hathersage Parish, telephone 01433650352.

St Wilfrid's Centre

“20p for 2022” CAMPAIGN

Following a difficult two years keeping the Centre open throughout a pandemic and supporting vulnerable, isolated and homeless adults in Sheffield, the centre is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign for 2022.

As part of Sheffield University’s Live Project, architect students worked with staff and clients at the Centre to explore what changes to the building would make a difference. They then drew up plans detailing some exciting changes to the buildings on Queens Road. One feature of this is an extension to the front of the building to extend the café area and provide additional room for activities and support.

To find out more about the project please visit

Parish Safeguarding Representative

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Kath Lynch who has been our parish Safeguarding Representative for all her handwork and commitment over several years in this important role.

We are pleased to announce that Grainne Hurley has kindly agreed to succeed Kath.

The Parish Safeguarding Representative has special responsibility for raising awareness of safeguarding aims and policies, and promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and vulnerable adults within the parish. The Rep is the link between the parish and the wider team and as such is in regular contact with the Coordinator and her team. The Rep attends training sessions and has a sound knowledge of the policies and procedures ensuring they are implemented and consistently adhered to. The Rep is involved in the recruitment of people to roles within the parish and has the responsibility for facilitating the CRB Disclosure procedure at parish level and ensuring that everybody who is required to go through the procedure does so.

We would all like to wish Grainne every success in this important role.

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The 200 Club

See Newsletter for winners.

Please remember to notify any change of address via the office or one of the Deacons.

1st £50 071 R Hammond-Jones

2nd £20 005 H Leonard

3rd £20 104 Sisters of Mercy

If you are interested in joining the scheme Gary Thickett can be contacted on 01302539157 or

Membership is £2 monthly by standing order.

Further information can be found on the parish website under 'Parish Life'


Sick and Housebound

If you know anybody who is sick or housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion please contact Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris.



Standing Order Forms

We are having a drive to increase the numbers of parishioners who can give their collection by Standing Order.

The forms are in the Porch – and include, for those who pay tax, a Gift Aid declaration. There are benefits both for yourselves and for us.

Thank you for your continuing generosity.

Parish Website

Please note the new web address for the website is

We also have a new email address linked to the web site:

If you would like anything adding to the Website please contact Dave George via email:

Gift Aid Donations

If you are a tax payer but do not currently gift aid your donations please consider doing so, as they will then be worth an additional 25% to the parish.

Gift aid declarations are available in the entrance hall and may be completed at any time during the tax year and returned to Fr Evangelist or Deacons Bill & Chris.

Parish Group Emails

If you have not already joined our Parish Group E-Mail system.

All you have to do is to send an e-mail with your name, address and e-mail address to

You will then receive occasional e-mails regarding forthcoming events, times of Masses and Services at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, etc.

We promise that your e-mail address will not be disclosed to any third party.

Going in to Hospital

Due to strict data protection rules, it is essential, that when you go into hospital, to indicate on your details or those of your relative are passed on to the Catholic Chaplain.

Also state that you or your relative would like the Catholic Chaplain to visit you.

The Chaplain visits the wards during the week and an on-call service in case of emergency is available.

Finance - Standing Orders

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, you can donate via standing order from your bank.

Email the office for a Standing Order Form. Remember to tick the Gift Aid Box if you are a UK Taxpayer.

Card Donations Online

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, we still rely upon donations to help keep St Pauls going and to keep providing help and pastoral care to the members of our parish.

There is a new way of donating, we are now able to accept donations by debit and credit cards. If you wish to donate, please click on the link below: