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HeartStone News 1st Aug 2021

“I am the bread of life; those who come to me shall not hunger. Those who believe in me shall not thirst (Jn6). Jesus offers true spiritual food that endures when earthly food is gone: may you hunger no more

Staying Safe – Covid Roadmap Step 4 

On 19 July social distancing and contact limits end. Our Archdiocese decrees face coverings must continue to be worn in services, so please continue wearing face masks in church and the parish centre. Contact-tracing rules remain in place, so still book places for Sunday Masses and give a contact number, and respect others’ need for social distancing. 

Parishioners wearing a mask during Mass may sing if they wish (hymn books not available yet), but if you are not wearing a mask you must not sing. The choir may be able to sing together in church from September🙏. Communion to your outstretched hand will continue after the Dismissal. 

Please graciously continue observing the stewards’ instructions, which are for everyone’s safety. Your co-operation has been wonderful throughout the fast-changing and sometimes confusing regulations, thank you! 

In faith and safekeeping, your Parish Vision Team: Steve Bousfield, Andrew Curtis, Monica Gannon, Chris Hawkhead, Anne Pickup, Valerie Stroud.

NB: Fr Tony is on sabbatical, and the attached newsletter is brought to you by volunteers, please forgive any errors or omissions (but do tell us about them)

Zoom Mass links are contained INSIDE this newsletter….just click on……

Our parish’s mission is drawn from the five facets of a fully functioning parish, as depicted in the following document

5 Facets of a Fully Functioning Parish

Archbishop Malcolm asks us here to reflect on our individual vocations

Gratitude is growing         Generosity is giving         Hope is hopeful        Joy is joyful     Family is flourishing       Love is loving         and FAITH is always faithful. 

Here is the report from January 2021’s Parish Open Forum: FORUM RECORD 2021

Here is the latest parish priests report: PP BRIEFING JANUARY 2021

Magnificat Prayer: Magnificat for 2021


We ask you to participate in the HeartStone Census 2021:

Census Form 2020 A5 pdf

As well as personal contact details, our census form asks you to give offers of Ministry. Please complete it and return it to the Parish Office.

The summary proposals on our 4 Synod Themes have been published: find them on the Synod website www.synod2020.co.uk. Our Synod Members will be inviting your responses to the proposals as we continue to discern the Church God is calling us to be. Please read the summary proposals and prayerfully reflect on them.

Mary’s Magnificat Prayer of Praise

My soul glorifies the Lord.

My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in my lowliness;

Henceforth all ages will call me blessed.

The Almighty works marvels for me, Holy his name!

His mercy is from age to age, on those who revere him.
God puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.

God fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our ancestors, to Abraham and his offspring for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.


“Becoming the Parish God is calling us to be”


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Sharing the Mission of Jesus:

Lord, I thank you for the wonder of my being, and for all the goodness in my life.

I thank you that you have called me that I might make a difference in the world in which you have placed me.

Open my heart more fully to your Spirit, that I may rejoice in all that you have done and will do in me and through me.    Amen


Living the Love of Christ: everyone welcome, everyone matters, everyone involved 

Jesus Christ is uniting our community of HeartStone in its Vision and Mission so that all might find a place of welcome, prayer and loving outreach when in need

Latest Report of Parish Open Forum

Report Parish Open Forum notes 20th June 2019

Latest Parish Priest’s report

Parish Priest's REPORT June 2019