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 01752563485benotley.mission.plym@gmail.com

St Peter’s Church School: 01752 667724

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

Sunday 18th

Sunday of Week 20 OT

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Said Mass & Hymns

Mon 19thSt John Eudes, Priest

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL


Tues20thSt Bernard, Abbot, Doctor

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


Wed 21stSt Pius X, Pope

St Peter 9.00am Fr DCW




Thurs22ndOur Lady, Queen and Mother

St Peter 10.00amFrDCW

St  James 11.00 Fr DCW



Friday23rdSt Rose of Lima, Virgin

St Peter 10.00 Fr DCW


Sat24thSt Bartholomew, Apostle

St Peter 10.00amFr DCW


St James 5.00pm Fr DCW



Mass & Homily

Sunday 25th

Sunday of Week 21 OT

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DCW

10.00am St Thomas FrPL


Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Said 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.Future dates include:Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19.


Open Church Thursday’s St Peter’s is now open during the daytime on Thursdays, if you are able to help man the church please sign the rota in the Cloisters


Walsingham Intercessions- There is a set of Intercession sheets in each church. Can any intentions for the Walsingham Pilgrimage please be listed. 


Feast for Fun- we will be hosting Feast for Fun event on Wednesday 21st from 11am -2.00pm, Bouncy Castles, Arts & Crafts, lots of fun and a meal as well. All families welcome. volunteers needed.Please speak to Ben Otley


St Aidan’s Ernesettle Patronal Mass- Change of Date- Now Friday 30th August 7.30pm


Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham,The balance of £230 is now due. Transport is £25 and will be collected on the Day. The pilgrimage will start with Mass at 7.00am on Monday 2nd Sept.


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, Lorraine Otley, June Brock, Michael Warner, Rosemary and family, Natalie Firth, Fiona Hazeel, Janice Haydon, Nicola Smith, Fr Roger Beck, Emma Addidon


Recently Departed:

Readings at Mass

Entrance Antiphon                                                                                                               Ps 83: 10-11

Turn your eyes, O God, our shield;

and look on the face of your anointed one;

one day within your courts

is better than a thousand elsewhere.



O God, who have prepared for those who love you

good things which no eye can see,

fill our hearts, we pray, with the warmth of your love,

so that, loving you in all things and above all things,

we may attain your promises,

which surpass every human desire.

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                                                                                                              Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10

The king’s leading men spoke to the king. ‘Let Jeremiah be put to death: he is unquestionably disheartening the remaining soldiers in the city, and all the people too, by talking like this. The fellow does not have the welfare of this people at heart so much as its ruin.’ ‘He is in your hands as you know,’ King Zedekiah answered ‘for the king is powerless against you.’ So they took Jeremiah and threw him into the well of Prince Malchiah in the Court of the Guard, letting him down with ropes. There was no water in the well, only mud, and into the mud Jeremiah sank.

Ebed-melech came out from the palace and spoke to the king. ‘My lord king,’ he said ‘these men have done a wicked thing by treating the prophet Jeremiah like this: they have thrown him into the well, where he will die.’ At this the king gave Ebed-melech the Cushite the following order: ‘Take three men with you from here and pull the prophet Jeremiah out of the well before he dies.’


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                   Psalm 39(40):2-4,18

Lord, come to my aid!

I waited, I waited for the Lord

and he stooped down to me;

he heard my cry.                           Lord, come to my aid!

He drew me from the deadly pit,

from the miry clay.

He set my feet upon a rock

and made my footsteps firm.       Lord, come to my aid!

He put a new song into my mouth,

praise of our God.

Many shall see and fear

and shall trust in the Lord.           Lord, come to my aid!

As for me, wretched and poor,

the Lord thinks of me.

You are my rescuer, my help,

O God, do not delay.                   Lord, come to my aid!

Second reading                                                                                                          Hebrews 12:1-4

With so many witnesses in a great cloud on every side of us, we too, then, should throw off everything that hinders us, especially the sin that clings so easily, and keep running steadily in the race we have started. Let us not lose sight of Jesus, who leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection: for the sake of the joy which was still in the future, he endured the cross, disregarding the shamefulness of it, and from now on has taken his place at the right of God’s throne. Think of the way he stood such opposition from sinners and then you will not give up for want of courage. In the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of death.


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                          cf.Ac16:14

Alleluia, alleluia!

Open our heart, O Lord,

to accept the words of your Son.




Gospel                                                                                                                                                Luke 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over!

‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

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