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 6th October

Sunday of Week 27 OT


9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr RB

10.00am St Thomas Fr PL

6pm St Peters

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Said Mass & Hymns

Evening Prayer & Benediction

Mon 7thOur lady of the Rosary

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL



St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


Wed9thSt Denis, Bishop, and his companions, Martyrs

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW




Thurs10thSt Paulinus of York, Bishop and Missionary

St Peter 10.00amFr

St  James 11.00 Fr DCW



Friday11thSt John XXIII, Pope

St Peter 10.00 Fr RB


Sat12thSt Wilfred, Bishop and Missionary

St Peter 10.00amFr DCW


St James 5.00pm Fr DCW



Mass & Homily

Sunday 13thOctober

Sunday of Week 28 OT

(Canonisation of John Henry Newman)

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter FrDCW

10.00am St Thomas FrDW

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: Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19.


New Lamp at the Statue of Our lady in St Peter’s The new lamp can be sponsored for a person living or departed or for a particular event. £5.00 per lamp


Quiz Night Next Friday October 7.00pm. £5 per teamAll welcome, please bring your own Cider or other drink


Novena with Newman During this week as we lead up to the Canonisation of John Henry Newman we will be praying a Novena with the wider Church


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


Parish Christmas Lunch - as last year, this year's Parish Christmas lunch will be held at the Dartmoor Lodge, Ashburton on Friday 13th December, sitting down to eat at 12.30 pm. The cost is £26 per head. Please see the menu, a copy is available in each church together with a signup sheet. A non refundable deposit of £10 is needed by Sunday 26th October. Please see Graham or Jenny T in St. Peter's.


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


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


For Intercession If 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, Nicola Smith, Emma Addison, Christopher Brown, Lorraine Otley, Michael Warner


Readings at Mass



Almighty ever-living God,

who in the abundance of your kindness

surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you,

pour out your mercy upon us

to pardon what conscience dreads

and to give what prayer does not dare to ask.

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                                                                                                               Habakkuk 1:2-3,2:2-4

How long, O Lord, am I to cry for helpwhile you will not listen;to cry ‘Oppression!’ in your ear

and you will not save?

Why do you set injustice before me,why do you look on where there is tyranny?

Outrage and violence, this is all I see,all is contention, and discord flourishes.

Then the Lord answered and said,‘Write the vision down,inscribe it on tabletsto be easily read,

since this vision is for its own time only:eager for its own fulfilment, it does not deceive;if it comes slowly, wait,

for come it will, without fail.See how he flags, he whose soul is not at rights,but the upright man will live by his faithfulness.’


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                    Psalm 94(95):1-2,6-9

O that today you would listen to his voice! ‘Harden not your hearts.’

Come, ring out our joy to the Lord;

hail the rock who saves us.

Let us come before him, giving thanks,

with songs let us hail the Lord.

O that today you would listen to his voice! ‘Harden not your hearts.’

Come in; let us bow and bend low;

let us kneel before the God who made us:

for he is our God and we

the people who belong to his pasture,

the flock that is led by his hand.

O that today you would listen to his voice! ‘Harden not your hearts.’

O that today you would listen to his voice!

‘Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,

as on that day at Massah in the desert

when your fathers put me to the test;

when they tried me, though they saw my work.’

O that today you would listen to his voice! ‘Harden not your hearts.’


Second reading                                                                                                           2 Timothy 1:6-8,13-14

I am reminding you to fan into a flame the gift that God gave you when I laid my hands on you. God’s gift was not a spirit of timidity, but the Spirit of power, and love, and self-control. So you are never to be ashamed of witnessing to the Lord, or ashamed of me for being his prisoner; but with me, bear the hardships for the sake of the Good News, relying on the power of God.

Keep as your pattern the sound teaching you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. You have been trusted to look after something precious; guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                               1S3:9,Jn6:68

Alleluia, alleluia!

Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:

you have the message of eternal life.



Gospel                                                                                                                                     Luke 17:5-10

The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith.’ The Lord replied, ‘Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you.

‘Which of you, with a servant ploughing or minding sheep, would say to him when he returned from the fields, “Come and have your meal immediately”? Would he not be more likely to say, “Get my supper laid; make yourself tidy and wait on me while I eat and drink. You can eat and drink yourself afterwards”? Must he be grateful to the servant for doing what he was told? So with you: when you have done all you have been told to do, say, “We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.”’


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