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Synod 2021-2023

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have released a statement titled Seeking Our Hearts’ Desire offering their initial reflections on the National Synthesis document.

This in turn was the fruit of a discernment process in which the National Synthesis Team reflected on hundreds of pages of Synod reports received from the dioceses of England and Wales as well as Catholic organisations and individuals.

Both the National Synthesis and Seeking Our Hearts’ Desire are attached to Newsletter e-mail and can be viewed on the parish website under new SYNOD 2021-2023 TAB.

The Relics of St Bernadette

In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time.

The diocese will receive the relics in two venues:

St Marie’s Cathedral in Sheffield, from the 4th of October at 6pm till the 5th of October at 12pm

St Peter in Chains in Doncaster, from the 5th October at 12.30 pm till the 5th of October at 6pm

St Marie's Guided Tours

St Marie’s has been offering Guided Tours for over 25 years, and now that Covid restrictions have been lifted, is happy to do so again.

Guided Tours can be booked on Wednesdays at 2.00pm for groups of six to twenty-five.

Tours are just over an hour long, and touch on the history, worship, and architecture of this beautiful Victorian Church.

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March for Life UK

happens in London on Saturday 3rd September.

Join thousands of others at this family-friendly event. Full details can be found at

If you are interested in attending this event please contact Rachel on 07368 297872.

Summer Parish Social Event

The recent Parish Social in the Hall and Church grounds was a great and wonderful occasion.

Thank you to all the volunteers, especially Caroline Gillon and Annette Dewes who organised this event.

We would also to thank all who contributed to the success of this event, by making sandwiches, baking cakes and buns, making and serving tea and coffee, helping to set up and later dismantle the tables, chairs and parasols, generally tidy up and not forgetting Brian, our man at music decks.

Caritas - Diocese of Hallam

The annual report for Caritas, detailing the work which is undertaken in the Diocese is now available.

St Paul’s Neighbourhood Centre features in the report on pages 7-8 and is well worth a read.

A copy of the report can be found under SOCIAL JUSTICE / CARITAS TAB on the church website.

CEO of St Francis MAT

JOB ADVERT FOR CEO St Francis Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Diocese of Hallam, covering South Yorkshire, N.Derbyshire and N.Nottinghamshire

Salary: Competitive to attract the best

Further details, including the job pack and application forms, can be found at:

Closing date: 9th September or earlier.

The CMAT are encouraging applicants to apply early

● Interview dates: TBC

Kids Eat for £1

ASDA has announced an initiative to help feed children this summer.

Children aged 16 or under can eat a hot or cold meal for just £1 at any time of day in Asda Cafés, seven days a week, with no minimum adult spend required.

The Kids Eat for £1 initiative is available all day, every day from 25th July until 4th September in England and Wales, as long as the Café is open and dependent on the store.

First Holy Communion Mass

Saturday (9th July) was a very special day for Edmilson, Edson, Fearne, Gabriel, Henry, Jack, James, Maisie, Max, Nikodem and Olivia as they receive Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time.

We would like to extend our congratulations and thanks to them, their parents, the parish catechists, our musician, flower arrangers and all who helped with the catering arrangements.

It was a wonderful, joyful and prayer full liturgy. A recording of the First Holy Communion Mass can be watched on You Tube by typing St Paul’s Cantley or in your search browser.


We are excited to announce that the Diocese is now on Twitter! You would find the official account under the handle @HallamDioceseRC. Please follow!

We hope that by following, it will connect you more into our local community, as you will find news, events, resources, prayers and inspiration to help you in your everyday life.

Feel free to join in our conversation, share your views with us and help foster an even stronger sense of family within the Church. We are excited to have you!. 

Caritas Counselling Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this excellent team of counsellors working across schools and parishes within the Hallam Diocese.

If you are a qualified counsellor and are interested in finding out more, please contact:

Bernie Ware

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Tel: 07980406198

IDAS Domestic Abuse Training

The Safeguarding Co-ordinator at the Diocese has asked that the following information is made available to all parishes.

IDAS are the leading specialist domestic abuse charity in Yorkshire, offering expert advice and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse.

They have a programme of live, online training sessions available to book now.

For further information please see the poster on the noticeboard or contact the Training Organiser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

British Sign Language Service

As part of their growing provision, Caritas Hallam is looking to create a database of parishioners who are willing and able to provide BSL services to the Diocese of Hallam on an ad hoc basis.

This might be for example at a marriage service, where BSL would be a welcome enhancement to the service, or it might be as a request from a Parish Priest for a BSL signed Mass.

If you are a parishioner who would be willing and able to provide BSL service, please contact Caritas Hallam for more details on 0114 256 6407 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Are you ready to learn more about the theology and practice of Synodality?

We are excited to announce that the first course in the new MOOC, “Theology and Practice of Synodality" will be offered online in July 2022.

Over a period of three weeks, different topics on Common discernment and Decision making in the Church will be covered. This course is part of a larger project to accompany formation for more than 100,000 people who have been called to this process of ecclesial renewal.

For the registration and more information email: fThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay and Play Sessions

After the success of the first Stay and Play session where the children enjoyed getting to know each other whilst playing with lots of different toys and enjoying a snack or two!

The parents were also able to have a chat and cuppa and get to know each other.

For the next session we have sourced some more games for the older children (10+) to enjoy playing together.

The next sessions will be on Sunday 5th June and Sunday 17th July - with the 17th including a bring your lunch summer picnic, before restarting in September.

Flame 2023

Wembley Arena is to host the largest Catholic gathering of young people in England and Wales!

FLAME – CYMFed FLAME has been going now since 2012 and each time it gets bigger, we had almost 10,000 young people there in 2019.

It is on 4th March 2023 and tickets have been purchased on behalf of the Hallam Diocese for our young people so PLEASE do not book your tickets through the main site as we have them here in Hallam already.

Who goes? Usually parishes in England and Wales choose to take groups such as confirmation, altar servers or youth groups. The suggested age is 13+ as there is a lot of sitting involved listening and engaging with music and speakers.

The cost per person is likely to be £30. If you are interested please contact Father Evangelist or Trish Fernando.

Stay and Play Club

Please see TAB in Parish Life Section to see pictures and information.

Any questiions, please contact Danny Sheehan.

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The 200 Club

See Newsletter for winners.

Please remember to notify any change of address via the office or one of the Deacons.

THE 200 CLUB winners for June are:-

£100 119 C Bermingham
£100 083 J Laurens
£50 093 M Blackie
£50 075 G Hurley

If you are interested in joining the scheme Gary Thickett can be contacted on 01302539157 or

Membership is £2 monthly by standing order.

Further information can be found on the parish website under 'Parish Life'


Sick and Housebound

If you know anybody who is sick or housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion please contact Father Evangelist or Deacons Bill and Chris.



Standing Order Forms

We are having a drive to increase the numbers of parishioners who can give their collection by Standing Order.

The forms are in the Porch – and include, for those who pay tax, a Gift Aid declaration. There are benefits both for yourselves and for us.

Thank you for your continuing generosity.

Parish Website

Please note the new web address for the website is

We also have a new email address linked to the web site:

If you would like anything adding to the Website please contact Dave George via email:

Gift Aid Donations

If you are a tax payer but do not currently gift aid your donations please consider doing so, as they will then be worth an additional 25% to the parish.

Gift aid declarations are available in the entrance hall and may be completed at any time during the tax year and returned to Fr Evangelist or Deacons Bill & Chris.

Parish Group Emails

If you have not already joined our Parish Group E-Mail system.

All you have to do is to send an e-mail with your name, address and e-mail address to

You will then receive occasional e-mails regarding forthcoming events, times of Masses and Services at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, etc.

We promise that your e-mail address will not be disclosed to any third party.

Going in to Hospital

Due to strict data protection rules, it is essential, that when you go into hospital, to indicate on your details or those of your relative are passed on to the Catholic Chaplain.

Also state that you or your relative would like the Catholic Chaplain to visit you.

The Chaplain visits the wards during the week and an on-call service in case of emergency is available.

Finance - Standing Orders

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, you can donate via standing order from your bank.

Email the office for a Standing Order Form. Remember to tick the Gift Aid Box if you are a UK Taxpayer.

Card Donations Online

Whilst you may not be able to donate in person, we still rely upon donations to help keep St Pauls going and to keep providing help and pastoral care to the members of our parish.

There is a new way of donating, we are now able to accept donations by debit and credit cards. If you wish to donate, please click on the link below: