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

St Peter’s Church School: 01752 667724

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


Sunday 2nd December

1st Sunday of Advent


 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

10.00am St Thomas Fr PL

 Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Mass & Hymns

Mon 3rd

St Francis Xavier Pr

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB


Tues 4th        

Advent weekday

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


Wed 5th        

Advent weekday

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


Thurs 6th        

St Nicholas Bp Dr

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

St James 11.00am Fr DCW

 Mass at St Vincent Altar


Friday 7th       

St Ambrose Bp Dr

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


Sat 8th        

The Immaculate Conception of the BVM

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW


St James 5.00pm Fr DCW



 Mass & Homily

Sunday 9th December

2nd Sunday of Advent


 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr PL

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW



 6.00pm St Peter

Morning Prayer


Mass & Hymns


Evening Prayer and Benediction


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 - next date, 20th December 2018.  


Important Diary Date

Saturday 19th January 2019 Important Catholic Evangelism Day at Newton Abbot. Please put this date in your diary and make a commitment to attend. Transport will be provided and a sign up sheet will be coming soon for you to add your name to.

Anglo Catholic Mission Development Minister (lay). We are recruiting for the above role if you would like more details or a copy of the advert please see Fr David.  


Post Christmas Meal – This will take place at PL1 on 23rd January 2019. This is always an enjoyable event so please come along. A sign up sheet will be coming soon for you to add your name to.


POSADA. Please sign up so that we don’t have any gaps and the sign up sheet can be found in Cloisters Hospitality Area.


Christmas coffee morning Wednesday 5th December at St Peter’s from 10.30 onwards


Welcome Centre – NOTICE AMENDED We are hoping to open a Welcome Centre in St. Peter’s, which will require someone to commit to staffing the Church for a period of at least 3 hours once a Week. For more details, speak to Fr. David.


A Church Near You is great online resource made available free by the CofE, It would be great to make greater us of it but we need more editors (basic computer skills needed). Could you help.


Fortnum & Mason Christmas Hamper – Raffle squares are on sale at £5 each. Please buy as many as you are able as the proceeds go to Church funds. This raffle will be drawn on the 16th December.


Forward in Faith have new badges which can be bought at £2 each. Please see Sue Way for these.



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, Bernard Roberts, Barbara Norris, Janice Allin, David Batten, Michael Turner, Mary Wood, Leslie Porch, Sheila Tucker, Marcia Haycock, Joy Parker,  Sister Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart,  Roy Groves, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Wendy Mills,  Kathy Haydon, Robert Lamb, Tulia & Viola Fulton, Dominic Luscombe


The Recently Departed: Roy Dobson


Readings at Mass


Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God,

the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ

with righteous deeds at his coming,

so that, gathered at his right hand,

they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom.

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 33:14-16

See, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks – when I am going to fulfil the promise I made to the House of Israel and the House of Judah:

‘In those days and at that time,

I will make a virtuous Branch grow for David,

who shall practise honesty and integrity in the land.

In those days Judah shall be saved

and Israel shall dwell in confidence.

And this is the name the city will be called:



Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                     Psalm 24(25):4-5,8-9,10,14

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Lord, make me know your ways.

Lord, teach me your paths.

Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:

for you are God my saviour.

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

The Lord is good and upright.

He shows the path to those who stray,

He guides the humble in the right path,

He teaches his way to the poor.

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

His ways are faithfulness and love

for those who keep his covenant and law.

The Lord’s friendship is for those who revere him;

to them he reveals his covenant.

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.


Second reading                                                                                                            1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

May the Lord be generous in increasing your love and make you love one another and the whole human race as much as we love you. And may he so confirm your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless in the sight of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus Christ comes with all his saints.

Finally, brothers, we urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus to make more and more progress in the kind of life that you are meant to live: the life that God wants, as you learnt from us, and as you are already living it. You have not forgotten the instructions we gave you on the authority of the Lord Jesus.


Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                             Ps84:8

Alleluia, alleluia!

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy

and give us your saving help.



Gospel                                                                                                                         Luke 21:25-28,34-36

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the clamour of the ocean and its waves; men dying of fear as they await what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.

‘Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened with debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will be sprung on you suddenly, like a trap. For it will come down on every living man on the face of the earth. Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.’


Copyright © 1996-2016 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.