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 16thSeptember

24thSunday in Ordinary Time

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter FrPL

10.00am St Thomas FrDW

Morning Prayer

Solemn Mass

Mass & Hymns


St Robert Bellamine Bp DR

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB


Tues 18th


St Peter 10.00am Fr RB




St Theodore of Canterbury Bp

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB



St Andrew Kim Tae-gonPr, Paul Chong Ha-Sang and Companions Mm

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

St James 11.00am Fr DW



Friday 21st

St Matthew Apostle and Evangelist

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB


Sat 22nd


St Peter 10.00am Fr DW


St James 5.00pm Fr DW



 Mass & Homily


25thSunday in Ordinary Time

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

10.00am St Thomas FrPL

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. 



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

Forward in Faith / The Society Autumn Assembly in St Michaels Heavitree, next Saturday Concelebrated Mass at Noon followed by Lunch and then an afternoon session on Mission initiatives in the Diocese of Exeter. Transport is available, leaving after Mass at St Peter’s


PCC meeting. The next Meeting will be at St James on the Thursday 27th at 7.00pm


Charity Coffee Mornings. 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, Martin Jones


The Recently Departed

Anniversaries of the Departed

Readings at Mass


Look upon us, O God,Creator and ruler of all things,and, that we may feel the working of your mercy,

grant that we may serve you with all our heart.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 50:5-9

The Lord has opened my ear.For my part, I made no resistance,neither did I turn away.I offered my back to those who struck me,my cheeks to those who tore at my beard;I did not cover my faceagainst insult and spittle.

The Lord comes to my help,so that I am untouched by the insults.So, too, I set my face like flint;I know I shall not be shamed.My vindicator is here at hand. Does anyone start proceedings against me?Then let us go to court together.Who thinks he has a case against me?Let him approach me.The Lord is coming to my help,

who will dare to condemn me?


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                     Psalm 114(116):1-6,8-9

I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

I love the Lord for he has heard

the cry of my appeal;

for he turned his ear to me

in the day when I called him.

I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

They surrounded me, the snares of death,

with the anguish of the tomb;

they caught me, sorrow and distress.

I called on the Lord’s name.

O Lord, my God, deliver me!

I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

How gracious is the Lord, and just;

our God has compassion.

The Lord protects the simple hearts;

I was helpless so he saved me.

I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

He has kept my soul from death,

my eyes from tears

and my feet from stumbling.

I will walk in the presence of the Lord

in the land of the living.

I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.


Second reading                                                                                                                        James 2:14-18

Take the case, my brothers, of someone who has never done a single good act but claims that he has faith. Will that faith save him? If one of the brothers or one of the sisters is in need of clothes and has not enough food to live on, and one of you says to them, ‘I wish you well; keep yourself warm and eat plenty’, without giving them these bare necessities of life, then what good is that? Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead.

This is the way to talk to people of that kind: ‘You say you have faith and I have good deeds; I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds – now you prove to me that you have faith without any good deeds to show.’


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                             Jn14:6

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;

No one can come to the Father except through me.



Gospel                                                                                                                         Mark 8:27-35

Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him. ‘John the Baptist,’ they said ‘others Elijah; others again, one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he asked ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter spoke up and said to him, ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him.

And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.’

He called the people and his disciples to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.’

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.