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

Mission Development Minister: Ben Otley 07939800544 benotley.mission.plym@gmail.com

St Peter’s Church School: 01752 667724

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


Sunday 3rd October

Sunday of Week 31 OT


9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

10.00am St Thomas Fr RB

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Said Mass & Hymns

Mon 4thSt Charles Borromeo, Bishop

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL



St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


Wed6st Feria

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW




Thurs7stSt Willibrord, Bishop

St Peter 10.00amFrDCW

St  James 11.00 Fr DCW



Friday8th Feria

St Peter10.00am Fr DCW


Sat9thThe Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

St Peter 10.00amFr DCW


St James 5.00pm Fr DCW



Mass & Homily

Sunday 10rd November

Sunday of Week 32 OT

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter FrRB

10.00am St Thomas FrDCW

6.00pm St Peter


Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

(Act of Remembrance at both churches this morning)

Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament


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.Future dates include: Nov 21, Dec 19.


The Parish of St Peter and the Holy Apostles – A New History by Ted Luscombe is now available again copies cost £6-50


Society of Our Lady of Walsingham – Are you a member? Would you like to be a member? Membership forms are available from Fr David or Ben

Shopping trip to Ikea. We will be leaving from St Peter’s at 11.00am returning at 4.00pm approx.


The Real Advent Calendar – are available from Sue Way @ £4.00 each. Last 4 available


Welcomers and Hosts at St Peter’s. The Mission and Evangelism leadership group have been looking at our ministry of Welcome and as a result will be changing our present “sidespersons” roles and responsibilities. To learn more about this we will be holding a information and training morning on Saturday November 23rd after mass and ending with lunch.


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, Janice Allin, Michael Turner, Mary Wood, Leslie Porch, Sheila Tucker, Marcia Haycock, Sr Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Kathy Haydon,Dominic Luscombe, John Luscombe, Gillian Philpott, Bobby Lilicrap,  Sr Mary Patrick, Tim Shaer, June Brock,Natalie Firth, Fiona Hazeel, Emma Addison, Christopher Brown, Lorraine Otley, Michael Warner


Readings at Mass



Almighty and merciful God,

by whose gift your faithful offer you

right and praiseworthy service,

grant, we pray,

that we may hasten without stumbling

to receive the things you have promised.

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 11:22-12:2

In your sight, Lord, the whole world is like a grain of dust that tips the scales,

like a drop of morning dew falling on the ground.

Yet you are merciful to all, because you can do all things

and overlook men’s sins so that they can repent.

Yes, you love all that exists, you hold nothing of what you have made in abhorrence,

for had you hated anything, you would not have formed it.

And how, had you not willed it, could a thing persist,

how be conserved if not called forth by you?

You spare all things because all things are yours, Lord, lover of life,

you whose imperishable spirit is in all.

Little by little, therefore, you correct those who offend,

you admonish and remind them of how they have sinned,

so that they may abstain from evil and trust in you, Lord.


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                          Psalm 144(145):1-2,8-11,13b-14


I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.


I will give you glory, O God my king,

    I will bless your name for ever.

I will bless you day after day

    and praise your name for ever.                    I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.


The Lord is kind and full of compassion,

    slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is the Lord to all,

    compassionate to all his creatures.             I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.




All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,

    and your friends shall repeat their blessing.

They shall speak of the glory of your reign

    and declare your might, O God.   I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.


The Lord is faithful in all his words

    and loving in all his deeds.

The Lord supports all who fall

    and raises all who are bowed down.           I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.





Second reading                                                                                                                  2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2



We pray continually that our God will make you worthy of his call, and by his power fulfil all your desires for goodness and complete all that you have been doing through faith; because in this way the name of our Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified in you and you in him, by the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    To turn now, brothers, to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we shall all be gathered round him: please do not get excited too soon or alarmed by any prediction or rumour or any letter claiming to come from us, implying that the Day of the Lord has already arrived.


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                                          cf.Lk19:38,2:14


Alleluia, alleluia!

Blessings on the King who comes,

in the name of the Lord!

Peace in heaven

and glory in the highest heavens!



Gospel                                                                                                                                                                   Luke 19:1-10


Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town when a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance: he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He was anxious to see what kind of man Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way. When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him: ‘Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I must stay at your house today.’ And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully. They all complained when they saw what was happening. ‘He has gone to stay at a sinner’s house’ they said. But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, ‘Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek out and save what was lost.’

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