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 23rdSeptember

25thSunday 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


Our Lady of Walsingham

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB


Tues 25th


St Peter 10.00am Fr DW




Ss Cosmas & Damian Ms

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW



St Vincent De PaulPr

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW

St James 11.00am Fr DW



Friday 28th

St Wenceslaus M

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW


Sat 29th

Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW


St James 5.00pm Fr DW



Mass & Homily


26thSunday in Ordinary Time

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

4.00pm St Peter’s

Morning Prayer

Said Mass

Ordination Mass


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, October 18th, November 15th, December 20th


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


Next Sunday. This is a big weekend for the Mission Community as we host the Ordination and begin the process of welcoming our new curate, and as such I would hope that all parts of the Mission Community will play there part in this celebration. There will be a Said Mass at 10.00am at St Peter’s and a bring and share lunch at noon for al who come to church to help prepare the church for the Ordination at 4.00pm.  There will be a rehearsal at 2.30 pm for all who are involved liturgically.


Charity Coffee Morning. ThisWednesday 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.Preparation for the above event will take place on Tuesday evening after

7pm, cakes can also be brought in then and if you are able to stay and help that will be appreciated.


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 this Sunday,


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, who founded all the commands of your sacred Law

upon love of you and of our neighbour,

grant that, by keeping your precepts,

we may merit to attain eternal life.

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                                                                                                                Wisdom 2:12,17-20

The godless say to themselves:

‘Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man, since he annoys us

and opposes our way of life,

reproaches us for our breaches of the law

and accuses us of playing false to our upbringing.

‘Let us see if what he says is true,

let us observe what kind of end he himself will have.

If the virtuous man is God’s son, God will take his part

and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies.

Let us test him with cruelty and with torture,

and thus explore this gentleness of his

and put his endurance to the proof.

Let us condemn him to a shameful death

since he will be looked after – we have his word for it.’


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                                 Psalm 53(54):3-6,8

The Lord upholds my life.

O God, save me by your name;

by your power, uphold my cause.

O God, hear my prayer;

listen to the words of my mouth.

The Lord upholds my life.

For proud men have risen against me,

ruthless men seek my life.

They have no regard for God.

The Lord upholds my life.

But I have God for my help.

The Lord upholds my life.

I will sacrifice to you with willing heart

and praise your name for it is good.

The Lord upholds my life.

Second reading                                                                                                                        James 3:16-4:3

Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind being done; whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness.

Where do these wars and battles between yourselves first start? Isn’t it precisely in the desires fighting inside your own selves? You want something and you haven’t got it; so you are prepared to kill. You have an ambition that you cannot satisfy; so you fight to get your way by force. Why you don’t have what you want is because you don’t pray for it; when you do pray and don’t get it, it is because you have not prayed properly, you have prayed for something to indulge your own


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                             Jn8:12

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the light of the world, says the Lord;

anyone who follows me will have the light of life.



Gospel                                                                                                                                     Mark 9:30-37

After leaving the mountain Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him.

They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’