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The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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Bulletins & News

Autumn Fayre

​St Austin's Players invite you to an Autumn Fayre on Saturday 14 October 2017 in St Austin's Parish Centre from 2 pm to 5 pm.  Admission Free.  Refreshments will be available.  Lots of goods will be on sale and there will be

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Choir at Chantry Chapel for the National Heritage Weekend

​St Austin's Choir will perform two short recitals at the Chantry Chapel on Saturday 9 September 2017 at 12 noon and 2 pm as part of the National Heritage Weekend events.  Entry is free.  More details by logging on to

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The Assuption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - a Holy Day of Obligation

Please note that Tuesday 15 August is a Holy Day of Obligation when Catholics are bound to attend Mass.  Masses will be celebrated at 9 30 am in St Austin's, 12 noon in English Martyrs and 6 30 pm in St Austin's.

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The Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of the Revd Elliott Wright

 

 

This very happy occasion took place in St Anne’s Cathedral in Leeds on Saturday 15 July 2017 at 11 am.  He was ordained priest by the Rt Revd Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds, accompanied by Archbishop Arthur Roche, and

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The Revd Elliott Wright celebrates first Mass

The Revd Elliott Wright, a young man from St Austin's Parish,celebrated his first Mass in church  after his ordination at Leeds Cathedral the previous day. It was a lovely parish occasion with many priests, deacons and

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The Feast of SS Peter and Paul

The feast of SS Peter and Paul, on Thursday 29 June, is a Holy Day of Obligation.  This year additional Masses will be celebrated to give the faithful an opportunity to fulfil this obligation.  These will be at St Austin's at 9

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Bulletin 18-25 June 2017

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Bulletin 18-25 June 2017

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The Sacrament of Confirmation

Please pray for the 44 young people and adults who will be confirmed on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 7 pm in St Austin's Church by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Mracus Stock

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Bishop Konstant Youth Choir Inaugural Mass at St Austin's

Bishop Konstant Youth Choir - Inaugural Mass

You may remember a few months back, Charlotte Kitson from the Diocesan Music Department spoke at all Masses about the formation of a new Youth Choir for our Deanery. On Sunday 14th

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Spring Concert

​St Austin's Choir will be giving a concert in St Austin's Church on Thursday 25 May at 7 pm.  Their guests will be "The Mulberry Singers" from Wakefield Girls' High Junior School along with some very talented young harp

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Parish Forum Meeting 23rd February 2017

St Austin’s and English Martyrs’ Parish Forum Meeting

Minutes

Thursday 23 February 2017 at 7 pm in St Austin’s Community Centre

1          Opening prayers: –Monsignor David Smith

2          Present:        St

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New Boys, Girls and Junior Choirs for the Catholic churches and schools in Wakefield

The highly acclaimed Choral Programme run by Dioces of Leeds Music department has arrived in Wakefield. New choral director for the area, Charlotte Kitson, has already staretd working in the catholkic schools in Wakefield,

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Diocese of Leeds Annual Review

The annual review of the Leeds Diocese is now available. It gives information about recent achievements along with future plans and developments in all areas of diocesan life. The review can be found here

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Traditional Requiem sung in Chantry Chapel

Monsignor David celebrated a Requiem Mass in the Chantry Chapel on Friday 30th December. The Mass was sung with the assitsance of the choir and local 'schola'. This has now become aa annual traditional Requiem whiuch started in

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Ring Christmas Bells ... Jesus is here

 

The statue of the baby Jesus was laid in the crib at the Vigil Mass on Christas Eeve. It was also blessed and incensed at Midnight Mass

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Advent events this week...

St Austin's Players present a 'veritable Christmas Carcker' on Friday and Saturday in the theatre. Tickets are available from Joanna on 01924 364343

 

Next Tuesday St Austin's School Choir' present an Advent Service of

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"A Christmas Cracker"

St Austin's Players' next production "A Christmas Cracker" will be on Friday and Saturday 2 and 3 December in the evening.  Please pick up a leaflet from the narthex for more details.  The Box Office will be open after all Masses

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