Weekly Bulletin


 The Mission Community of St Peter and the Holy Apostles

St Thomas, Royal Navy Avenue + St Peter, Wyndham Square + St James-the-Less, Ham Drive

PL2 2AJ                                       PL1 5EG                                    PL2 2NJ

A Church of England Parish in the care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet

Serving Keyham + Stonehouse + Ham & North Prospect


Parish Priest Fr. David Way SSC: 01752 240119 fr.davidway@gmail.com

Assistant Curate (SSM) Fr David Watson  david@compton-it.co.uk

Fr. Phillip Lamb: 01566 776805 frphiliplamb@gmail.com

Fr. Roger Beck 01752336393 rogerbeck07@gmail.com

St Peter’s Church School: 01752 667724

Parish Website: plymouthstpeter.co.uk ~ FOR MUCH MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS, ETC.


Sunday 16thDecember

3rdSunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr PL

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW


Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Mass& Hymns


Mon 17th

O Sapientia

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL



O Adonai

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW



O Radix Jesse

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW



O Clavis David

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

St James 11.00am Fr DCW

Massat St Vincent Altar



O Oriens

St Peter 10.00am FrDCW


Sat 22nd

O Rex Gentium

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


St James 5.00pm Fr DCW



 Mass & Homily

Sunday 23rdDecember

4thSunday of Advent



 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DCW

10.00am St Thomas FrDW


6.00pm St Peter

Morning Prayer


Mass & Hymns


Carol Service & Christingle


Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are said publicly at 9.00am and 5.30pm daily except on Sundays (see above). The church is usually open daily between 8.30am and 11.30am 

We welcome all visitors to our church, on a Sunday there are people sat at the back of church who will help you with any aspect of the church before or during the service. The clergy would love to have the opportunity to speak to you after the service.

Tea, coffee or soft drinks are available after Mass, there is no charge for these refreshments but any donations are always welcome


NOTE: Safeguarding: If you have any concerns regarding the safety of children and others who are vulnerable,

regardless of age, you must tell the Duty Priest and/or Fiona Hazeel, the Lay Safeguarding Officer. 




Cloisters – the Lunch Club -This Thursday. This will be a Christmas lunch and we are looking for volunteers to help with this lunch. If you are available to help can you please sign the sign up sheet


Donations for flowers at St Peter’s this Christmas Should be given to Julian


Carols Galore! On Friday 21st there will be the opportunity to sing Carols for hours! Stonehouse Carol Singing is starting in The Clipper at 5.00pm ending up at the Oasis Centre for 7.00pm. After a short walk up the hill you can come to the church for traditional Carols and Lessons service. Then on Sunday 23rdat 6.00pm We will hold our Community Carol Service with Christingle.


St Peter’s School – Would like to take the children of Year 1 to the theatre in the new year, I am sure many of us can remember an early childhood memory of going to the cinema. Unfortunately school funding and the financial situation of some of the children are unable to go, so we are looking to sponsor a child at £10 each, a list is in church.  


Devon and Cornwall Food Action will be bringing bags of food for distribution to those in need on Tuesday afternoon if you or someone you know would benefit from such a parcel please speak to Fr David.


Unity & Growth – A shared vision of Catholic Mission and Evangelism, Saturday 19th January 2019 at Newton Abbot. Please put this date in your diary and make a commitment to attend. Transport and a Hot lunch will be provided a sign up sheet is available for you to add your name to.


Post Christmas Meal – This will take place at PL1 on 23rd January 2019. This is always an enjoyable event so please come along. A sign up sheet is in church for you to add your name to.


Fortnum & Mason Christmas Hamper – Raffle squares are on sale at £5 each. Please buy as many as you are able as the proceeds go to Church funds. This raffle will be drawn today after Mass.


For IntercessionIf you have placed anybody on this list could you review their need to be on it regularly, and ensure that Fr David is made aware of any changes

Those who have asked for our prayers…. Denise, Bernard Roberts, Barbara Norris, Janice Allin, David Batten, Michael Turner, Mary Wood, Leslie Porch, Sheila Tucker, Marcia Haycock, Joy Parker,  Sister Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart, Roy Groves, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Wendy Mills, Kathy Haydon, Robert Lamb, Tulia & Viola Fulton,Dominic Luscombe, Fr Roger Beck, Fr Laurie Way



Readings at Mass


O God, who see how your people

faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity,

enable us, we pray,

to attain the joys of so great a salvation

and to celebrate them always

with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.


First reading                                                                                                                Zephaniah 3:14-18

Shout for joy, daughter of Zion,Israel, shout aloud!

Rejoice, exult with all your heart,daughter of Jerusalem!

The Lord has repealed your sentence;he has driven your enemies away.

The Lord, the king of Israel, is in your midst;you have no more evil to fear.

When that day comes, word will come to Jerusalem:Zion, have no fear,do not let your hands fall limp.

The Lord your God is in your midst,a victorious warrior.

He will exult with joy over you,he will renew you by his love;he will dance with shouts of joy for youas on a day of festival.


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                                             Isaiah 12

The rejoicing of a redeemed people

Sing and shout for joy for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Truly, God is my salvation,

I trust, I shall not fear.

For the Lord is my strength, my song,

he became my saviour.

With joy you will draw water

from the wells of salvation.

Sing and shout for joy for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Give thanks to the Lord, give praise to his name!

Make his mighty deeds known to the peoples!

Declare the greatness of his name.

Sing and shout for joy for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Sing a psalm to the Lord

for he has done glorious deeds;

make them known to all the earth!

People of Zion, sing and shout for joy,

for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Sing and shout for joy for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.


Second reading                                                                                                                        Philippians 4:4-7

I want you to be happy, always happy in the Lord; I repeat, what I want is your happiness. Let your tolerance be evident to everyone: the Lord is very near.

There is no need to worry; but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer and thanksgiving, and that peace of God, which is so much greater than we can understand, will guard your hearts and your thoughts, in Christ Jesus.


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                 Is61:1(Lk4:18)

Alleluia, alleluia!

The spirit of the Lord has been given to me.

He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor.



Gospel                                                                                                                         Luke 3:10-18

When all the people asked John, ‘What must we do?’ he answered, ‘If anyone has two tunics he must share with the man who has none, and the one with something to eat must do the same.’ There were tax collectors too who came for baptism, and these said to him, ‘Master, what must we do?’ He said to them, ‘Exact no more than your rate.’ Some soldiers asked him in their turn, ‘What about us? What must we do?’ He said to them, ‘No intimidation! No extortion! Be content with your pay!’

A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to think that John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all, ‘I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, someone who is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing-fan is in his hand to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn in a fire that will never go out.’ As well as this, there were many other things he said to exhort the people and to announce the Good News to them.