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 27th October

Sunday of Week 30 OT


9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr RB

10.00am St Thomas Fr PL

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Said Mass & Hymns

Mon 28thSt Simon and St Jude, Apostles

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL



St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


Wed31st Feria

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW





St Peter 10.00amFrDCW

St  James 11.00 Fr DCW



Friday1st November

All Saints Day

St Peter 7.30pm Fr DCW et al

Sung Mass

Sat2ndAll Souls Day

St Peter 10.00amFr DCW


St James 5.00pm Fr DCW

Sung Requiem Mass


Mass & Homily

Sunday 3rd November

Sunday of Week 31 OT


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: 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


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, the years Parish Christmas lunch, will be held at the Dartmoor Lodge, Ashburton, Friday 13th December 2019, sitting down to eat at 12.30pm- £26 per head, please see menu and sign up sheet in church- £10 deposit needed by Sunday 26th October


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


Ecumenical Bible Study- Held at the RC cathedral every Thursday in term time, 10.30 Coffee, 11.00 Study


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


Recently Departed:Alan Rabjohns (priest)

Readings at Mass


Almighty ever-living God,

increase our faith, hope and charity,

and make us love what you command,

so that we may merit what you promise.

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                                                                                                  Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14, 16-19

The Lord is a judge

who is no respecter of personages.

He shows no respect of personages to the detriment of a poor man,

he listens to the plea of the injured party.

He does not ignore the orphan’s supplication,

nor the widow’s as she pours out her story.

The man who with his whole heart serves God will be accepted,

his petitions will carry to the clouds.

The humble man’s prayer pierces the clouds,

until it arrives he is inconsolable,

And the Lord will not be slow,

nor will he be dilatory on their behalf.


Responsorial Psalm                                                                                     Psalm 33(34):2-3,17-19,23

The poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

I will bless the Lord at all times,

his praise always on my lips;

in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.

The humble shall hear and be glad.         The poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

The Lord turns his face against the wicked

to destroy their remembrance from the earth.

The just call and the Lord hears

and rescues them in all their distress.      The poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;

those whose spirit is crushed he will save.

The Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.

Those who hide in him shall not be condemned.      The poor man called; the Lord has heard him.


Second reading                                                                                                         2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

My life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to be gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, which te Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his Appearing.

The first time I had to present my defence, there was not a single witness to support me. Every one of them deserted me – may they not be held accountable for it. But the Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed for all the pagans to hear; and so I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from all evil attempts on me, and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                         Mt11:25

Alleluia, alleluia!

Blessed are you, Father,

Lord of heaven and earth,

for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom

to mere children.



Gospel                                                                                                                                    Luke 18:9-14

Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else: ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like the rest of mankind, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get.” The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” This man, I tell you, went home again at rights with God; the other did not. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted.’


Copyright © 1996-2019 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are 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.