Church News

  1. Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 22 August 2021

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Today, in the readings with which we are presented, the Church encourages us to choose Christ always.   At times when we come to a crossroad in our lives, we can become confused because we need to make a choice, a choice that will make or mar […]


    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Of this day, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI writes: The Assumption reminds us that Mary’s life, like that of every Christian, is a journey of following, following Jesus, a journey that has a very precise destination, a future already marked out:  the definitive victory over  sin and death […]

  3. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 8 August 2021

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   We are slowly coming to terms with living with Covid – there have been so many changes to our lives over the past 18 months, not least in the parish – my life has been as busy as ever, but with quite different routines from the pre-pandemic […]

  4. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 25 July 2021

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Covid restrictions have been relaxed, but at the same time the medical and scientific experts are urging caution as infections and hospitalisations rise principally in connection with the Delta Variant.  The Church, following the advice of SAGE, has produced guidelines for a gradual return to normality.   […]


    COVID STEP 4 GUIDANCE.   The Places of Worship Task Force met yesterday (15th July) and have produced guidance notes to be applied to worship from 19th July 2021.   Full details can be found on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference for England and Wales website.  The following precis sums up the main points:   Introduction:  […]

  6. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 18 July 2021

    For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula…. SPECIAL NEWSLETTER LXII – keeping in touch.   SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)                                                                      17/18 July 2021   CATHOLIC PARISHES OF: Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt:      01255 503383 email             website         Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi, Frinton-on-Sea:               01255 674475 email             website:                 […]