Prayer at the End of a School Year

O God of all beginnings and endings,
We praise and thank you for the gift of this year.
It has been a time filled with grace and blessings,
With challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows.

Give us the rest and refreshment we need this summer.
Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.
Bring all of your plans to a joyful conclusion,
And bless us, according to your will,

With the fulfilment of our summer hopes and dreams,
Watch over us in the weeks ahead,
And guide each day as you have done this past year.
Help us return to you with a new spirit and a new energy.

May we continue to grow
In age, wisdom, knowledge and grace 
All the days of our lives. AMEN

Last Saturday's Parish Summer Fayre

A very big thank you to everyone who organised, ran a stall, helped and came along to support this year's Summer Fayre .

The disappointing 'English Summer' weather, meant many of the outdoor activities had to be cancelled this year but in typical 'keep calm and carry on' British spirit, the Fayre was held indoors....and a fantastic £2007 was raised for Parish Funds! 

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped to make this event such a success!  

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the 30 children in our parish who have made their First Holy Communion over the last fortnight.  
Thank you to all those who have played a part in this joyous occasion and to our catechists who have led the children through their preparation. Thank you also to all the parents for undertaking the responsibility of bringing up their children in the practise of the faith.