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 9thDecember

2nd Sundayof Advent


 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr PL

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW


6.00pm St Peter


Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Mass& Hymns


Evening Prayer and Benediction

Mon 10th

Advent Weekday

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB



St Damasus 1 Pp

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW



Our Lady of Guadalupe

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

St Thomas 11.00am


School Nativity Play


St Lucy VM

St Peter 9.30am

St Peter 10.15am Fr DCW

St James 11.00am Fr DCW

School Carol Service

Massat St Vincent Altar



StJohn of the Cross

St Peter 10.00am FrDCW


Sat 15th

Advent Weekday

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

St Peter 10.30am


St James 5.00pm Fr DCW


 Decorating the Christmas Tree

 Mass & Homily

Sunday 16thDecember

3rdSunday of Advent


Gaudete Sunday


 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DCW

10.00am St Thomas Fr PL



Morning Prayer


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 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 -next date, 20th December 2018. 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


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.


POSADA. Please sign up so that we don’t have any gaps and the sign up sheet can be found in Cloisters Hospitality Area.


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


Welcome Centre – NOTICE AMENDED We are hoping to open a Welcome Centre in St. Peter’s, which will require someone to commit to staffing the Church for a period of at least 3 hours once a Week. For more details, speak to Fr. David.


A Church Near You is great online resource made available free by the CofE, It would be great to make greater us of it but we need more editors (basic computer skills needed). Could you help.


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 on the 16th December.


Fr Roger Beck had a fall at home last week and has broken a number of ribs and will not be able to drive for some time, I am sure you will join me in wishing him a speedy recovery.



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, Jill Vincent,Kathy Haydon, Robert Lamb, Tulia & Viola Fulton,Dominic Luscombe, Fr Roger Beck


The Recently Departed Roy Dobson


Readings at Mass



Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God,

the constant gladness of being devoted to you,

for it is full and lasting happiness

to serve with constancy

the author of all that is good.

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                                                                                                                Daniel 12:1-3

‘At that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who mounts guard over your people. There is going to be a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence. When that time comes, your own people will be spared, all those whose names are found written in the Book. Of those who lie sleeping in the dust of the earth many will awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting disgrace. The learned will shine as brightly as the vault of heaven, and those who have instructed many in virtue, as bright as stars for all eternity.’


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                     Psalm 15(16):5,8-11

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.

O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup;

it is you yourself who are my prize.

I keep the Lord ever in my sight:

since he is at my right hand, I shall stand firm.

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.

And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad;

even my body shall rest in safety.

For you will not leave my soul among the dead,

nor let your beloved know decay.

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.

You will show me the path of life,

the fullness of joy in your presence,

at your right hand happiness for ever.

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.


Second reading                                                                                                            Hebrews 10:11-14,18

All the priests stand at their duties every day, offering over and over again the same sacrifices which are quite incapable of taking sins away. He, on the other hand, has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his place forever, at the right hand of God, where he is now waiting until his enemies are made into a footstool for him. By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all whom he is sanctifying. When all sins have been forgiven, there can be no more sin offerings.


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                             Mt24:42 44

Alleluia, alleluia!

Stay awake and stand ready,

because you do not know the hour

when the Son of Man is coming.




Gospel                                                                                                                                     Mark 13:24-32

Jesus said, ‘In those days, after the time of distress, the sun will be darkened, the moon will lose its brightness, the stars will come falling from heaven and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory; then too he will send the angels to gather his chosen from the four winds, from the ends of the world to the ends of heaven.

‘Take the fig tree as a parable: as soon as its twigs grow supple and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. So with you when you see these things happening: know that he is near, at the very gates. I tell you solemnly, before this generation has passed away all these things will have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

‘But as for that day or hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son; no one but the Father.’


Copyright © 1996-2016 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are 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.