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180 Hawthorn Drive
Ipswich IP2 0QQ
Tel: 01473 684963
..Holy Family Catholic Church Brantham..
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Confirmation Preparation sessions will be open to all from Year 7 and above who have not yet been confirmed.
As it is so long since we last met we will be including an update for those who were already attending the preparation sessions.
Further details should be available later.
Please contact Christine Meadway, if you would like to know more

There will be an open forum for all the parishners on 8th of August at 7 pm via Zoom. The link for the zoom meet will be available in the website and WhatsApp groups of the parish.

Youth and Young People
Virtual Zoom Seminal
10th August 2021

MONDAY 19TH JULY 2021 Step 4 Guidance for communal worship during COVID-19 Pandemic form the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales.  .Here........

CHURCH FINANCE / SUNDAY COLLECTIONS Donations and collections can now be made by using the contactless card readers installed at St Mark's and at Holy Family. Also donations for whatever purpose can be made to St Mark's Parish via the 'donate' page on the parish website. Here ...

CAFOD Appeal for India Coronavirus Outbreak

MASS INTENTIONS  If you cannot get to the church (or even if you can) and would like to have a Mass celebrated for your intention please go to 'Mass Intentions' page and do it online.

Those who wish to donate to our offertory collection or Standing Order can use the following details.
(Single, one-off donations or payments may also be made in this way.)
St Mark's RC Parish Account
Sort Code: 204451
Account Number: 60791342

GIFT AID Have you completed your gift aid form yet?
If you pay tax and contribute to the Parish we can claim a further £1 for each £4  you contribute at no further cost to you.
Return the completed form to the ParishTreasurer, Gift Aid Coordinator or either of the Priests.
If you require further information email the coordinator at

Sacred Space

Your daily prayer online
Welcome! We invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day, praying here and now, as you visit our website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.

Finally some great news, Fr Paul Vincent our Parish Priest graduates from the University of London with a second Masters, this time in Western Philosophy. A link to the article on the diocesan website is here ......

GROTTO INAUGURATION took place on the 8th of September at 6pm in the Garden. Fr John Williamson OCD from Gerrard’s Cross celebrated holy Mass and the inauguration of the grotto.
Thanks to all those who donated towards the expenses of the grotto. All are welcome to sponsor in every little way you can.

MASS BY PHONE AND RADIO Mass by phone is available 24/7 by dialling 01642 130120 thanks to the Diocese of Middlesbrough and Knights of St Columba.
Calls are charged at local rates and may be free if included in your phone contract's minutes. It may be of use to those who don't have the internet. Another resource is RTE1 which broadcasts Mass on 252kHz long wave every second Sunday at 11am.

GIFT AID If you pay tax you can increase the value of the money you donate to the church by £1 for every £4 you give at no extra cost to yourself. You just need to download and complete the 'Gift Aid Declaration' below.
If you already donate by standing order don't forget to review the amount you donate to see if it is appropriate to increase it.


FACE MASKS from 1st August all persons attending church services MUST wear a face mask. (Except those who are exempt - children under 11 those with valid medical issues etc)

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