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

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 9thSeptember

23rdSunday in Ordinary Time

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter FrDW

10.00am St Thomas FrPL

Morning Prayer

Solemn Mass

Mass & Hymns




St Peter 07.00am Fr DW



Tues 11th


St Peter 10.00am Fr RB




The Most Holy Name of Jesus

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB



St John Chrysostom Bp Dr

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

St James 11.00am Fr DW



Friday 14th

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB


Sat 15th

Our Lady of Sorrows

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW


St James 5.00pm Fr DW



 Mass & Homily


24thSunday in Ordinary Time

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr PL

10.00am St Thomas FrDW


Morning Prayer

Solemn Mass

Mass & Hymns



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


We pride ourselves on our open door approach in which everybody is welcome, unfortunately with this approach comes the responsibility of staying safe and looking after our personal possessions! 


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. 



Walsingham Pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage will begin with Mass at 7.00 am at St Peter’s.


Cloisters – the Lunch Club, future dates, September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, December 20th



Charity Coffee Mornings.

Thank you to all who supported our last Charity Coffee Morning on Wednesday 5th September for Epilepsy Research


Wednesday 26th September for Macmillan with Fr David taking part in Brave The Shave. At this event there will be table for the sale of homemade cakes, if you are able to make a cake for this event it will be very much appreciated.  Also at this event help will be needed, a list for you to add your name to is in thehospitality area.


Fr David is looking for sponsors as he Braves the Shave on Wednesday 26th September. His Sponsorship form is on the counter in the Hospitality area or you can text SHAVE21452 to 70550 to donate £5 to Macmillan.

The shave is the easier one Fr David is also looking for sponsors as he runs in the Plymouth 10K!! He is running to support Plymouth YMCA’s Cardiac Rehab & Aftercare Services. 


Christmas Dinner!!  At the Dartmoor Lodge Hotel in Ashburton The cost per head is £25, booking is with a non refundable deposit of £10 by the end of September,


Important Diary Dates

Sunday September 30th Fr David Watson’s Ordination at St Peter’s 4.00pm (help will be needed to prepare the church for this event and our visitors).

Wednesday October 3rd Fr David Watson’s First Mass at St Peter’s 7.30pm

Saturday 19th January 2019 Important Catholic Evangelism Day


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, Brian Watts, Sister Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart, Roy Groves, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Wendy Mills, Ann Collins, Roy Dobson, Kathy Haydon, Robert Lamb, Tulia & Viola Fulton, John Veal, James Godfrey


The Recently Departed

Anniversaries of the Departed


Readings at Mass


O God, by whom we are redeemed and receive adoption,

look graciously upon your beloved sons and daughters,

that those who believe in Christ

may receive true freedom

and an everlasting inheritance.

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                                                                                                                            Isaiah 35:4-7

Say to all faint hearts,‘Courage! Do not be afraid.Look, your God is coming,vengeance is coming,the retribution of God;he is coming to save you.’

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,the ears of the deaf unsealed,then the lame shall leap like a deerand the tongues of the dumb sing for joy;for water gushes in the desert,streams in the wasteland,the scorched earth becomes a lake,the parched land springs of water.


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                     Psalm 145(146):7-10

My soul, give praise to the Lord.

It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever,

who is just to those who are oppressed.

It is he who gives bread to the hungry,

the Lord, who sets prisoners free.

My soul, give praise to the Lord.

It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind,

who raises up those who are bowed down.

It is the Lord who loves the just,

the Lord, who protects the stranger.

My soul, give praise to the Lord.

The Lord upholds the widow and orphan

but thwarts the path of the wicked.

The Lord will reign for ever,

Zion’s God, from age to age.

My soul, give praise to the Lord.


Second reading                                                                                                                        James 2:1-5

My brothers, do not try to combine faith in Jesus Christ, our glorified Lord, with the making of distinctions between classes of people. Now suppose a man comes into your synagogue, beautifully dressed and with a gold ring on, and at the same time a poor man comes in, in shabby clothes, and you take notice of the well-dressed man, and say, ‘Come this way to the best seats’; then you tell the poor man, ‘Stand over there’ or ‘You can sit on the floor by my foot-rest.’ Can’t you see that you have used two different standards in your mind, and turned yourselves into judges, and corrupt judges at that?

Listen, my dear brothers: it was those who are poor according to the world that God chose, to be rich in faith and to be the heirs to the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.


Gospel Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia!

Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:

you have the message of eternal life.





Alleluia, alleluia!

Jesus proclaimed the Good News of the kingdom

and cured all kinds of sickness among the people.




Mark 7:31-37

Returning from the district of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, right through the Decapolis region. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, put his fingers into the man’s ears and touched his tongue with spittle. Then looking up to heaven he sighed; and he said to him, ‘Ephphatha’, that is, ‘Be opened.’ And his ears were opened, and the ligament of his tongue was loosened and he spoke clearly. And Jesus ordered them to tell no one about it, but the more he insisted, the more widely they published it. Their admiration was unbounded. ‘He has done all things well,’ they said ‘he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.’

published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. Text of the Psalms: Copyright © 1963, The Grail (England). Used with permission of A.P. Watt Ltd.  All rights reserved.