Weekly Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Axminster – Sunday 8.30-8.45am,  Seaton – Saturday 5-5.15pm or by arrangement.

Missio Boxes – Axminster please return your boxes to Joe. Thank you

Free Soup and a Pud

In St Marys school 12-2pm on Wednesday 23rd October. All invited. Optional donation welcome. Any money raised will go towards the school fund.

Lyme Regis – Please take extra care on the flagstones leading to the church especially when wet. We are in the process of getting these treated with anti-slip solution.

Date for your diaries: Christmas Quiz Evening with mulled wine and mince pies.  Friday 6th December at the Uplyme Village Hall.  You can make your own teams up if you wish or just come along and join in with friends for a fun evening. Anyone requiring transport please let us know.  Tickets £10.00 in aid of our Three Parishes Building Fund.

Christmas Raffle:  Tickets will be on sale soon! If you are able to help sell these after mass please contact the parish office.

Appeal for a Parish Safeguarding Rep in Lyme Regis – if you are able to help please call Claire in the Parish office. Thank you.

Axminster, Lyme and Seaton food bank would like donations of; tinned and dried goods: soup, beans, pasta sauces, meat, fish, fruit, custard, rice pudding, biscuits, cereals, tea, coffee and Longlife milk.

Christmas Hampers Axminster – We need help with the distribution of the ACT Christmas Hampers if you are able and reasonably strong! We are appealing for contributions to be put into the shopping trolley in the Axminster church porch. Tinned meat, vegetables and fruit along with other tinned produce within date. Something Christmasy or just pop some money into an envelope (and give it to Jeny or Bob Bannister) so that we can use it to fill in the gaps! Thank you so much!   We prepare the hampers in late November – dates to follow.

Lym Zim – Winner 13/10 was M Aggett

Each October, the Catholic Church throughout the world celebrates World Mission Sunday. This year, it is on Sunday, 20 October.
On the penultimate Sunday of October, every Catholic parish prays for the global mission of the Church. And every parish contributes to the Pope’s fund for world mission – known in England and Wales as Missio. Even the poorest community gives what it can, then each receives according to its needs.
As we continue this Extraordinary Month of Mission, please continue to join in praying for missionaries around the globe. With the Synod on the Amazon taking place in Rome at this time, we are reminded of the continued need to reach out to some of the remotest places in our world in response to Jesus Christ’s command to ‘go and make disciples of all the peoples’. 

Thousands sleep rough in Londan every night                                                                                                              Help us raise much needed funds for the homelessness in London. ”This year, in East Devon, members of Purzebrook chapel and other Christian friends are dong a satellite sleepout in a village 2 miles from Axminster. Any donations on the Sleepout webpage will go directly to the project at LCM.” By sponsoring our Sleepout on the 16th November. The money raised will provide cooked breakfast, showers, clean clothes, friendship and advise for guests at Webber Street Homeless Day Centre in Waterloo, London. When : 7pm Saturday 16th to 8 Am Sunday 17th November 2019 For further information email: cj@theriggs.plus.com Or visit our Facebook page: Christian Fellowship Purzebrook Chapel

Axminster Care Service offers assistance to all those in our area who cannot use public transport – to enable them to get to medical appointments. If being a volunteer driver is something you might be able to do, please ring Andrew Cleare on 01297 33461.

Second collections – Three Parish Totals

CAFOD – £738.82 Prisoners Sunday – £195.31.Thank you for your generosity.

Diocesan Youth Discipleship Worker – 4 days (28 hours) per week Salary: £20,340 p.a. for 28 hours – plus car allowance, mobile phone allowance and pension scheme (subject to eligibility)

Diocesan Youth Events Administrator – 3 days (21 hours) per week Salary: £12,165 p.a. for 21 hours – plus pension scheme (subject to eligibility). Both positions will be subject to a full DBS check.  Closing date: 4 November 2019, interviews: 21 November 2019.  Further information please follow the link: www.plymouth-diocese.org.uk 

A thought for the week from Pope Francis:

May each family rediscover family prayer, which helps to bring about mutual understanding and forgiveness.

‘Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom, The Essential Teachings’ by Andrea Kirk Assaf, Harper Collins Publishers, 2015


Total raised to date is: £120.74

We are launching an appeal for funds to carry out essential repair works to SS Michael & George, an historical church badly in need of restoration, particularly to the exterior. The costs are estimated at £212,000 and whilst it is hoped to cover a large proportion of the costs through grants, the Parish has set a target of raising £50,000 through donations, bequests and fundraising. If you are able to help by making a donation, please contact the Parish Secretary, Claire Peters, on 01297 32135 or send a cheque made payable to “Lyme Regis RC Parish” to the Parish office, please include your name and address. Thank you.

Please note that we have also restarted the Lyme Regis maintenance fund collection after mass each Sunday to help towards this project.