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22 September 2021

With Education Sunday this week, please see the article from St Mary’s School Head teacher 

12 September 2021

First Holy Communion for some of our youngest members, a wonderfully joyful day at Lyme Regis.

Parishioners from all parts of the new parish filled the freshly refurbished church of St Michael and St George to celebrate the First Holy Communion of Neala, Jadie and Sie on Sunday 12th September.

The Covid outbreak has both closed down and restricted numbers for almost eighteen months so it was very special to have such a large congregation alongside the family and friends to enjoy such a joyful occasion.

It was quite nostalgic and emotional to see the three girls so beautifully dressed in white as they prepared to receive Jesus physically for the very first time.

We have so many worries now as we attempt to emerge from Covid with low attendance numbers plus an ageing congregation so it was especially refreshing to be reminded that growing families are preparing their children so well spiritually. These are the future of our parish family which on this showing is destined to thrive.

There was something exciting about the whole service. Father Anthony stressed the importance of praying for the first communicants and their families. The Holy Spirit responded and joyful grace filled the church throughout the Mass. A wonderful spiritual experience!

God bless.




We are making some changes to the way in which we run our parish office, for the month of September, the office opening hours will be limited. A fuller opening pattern will hopefully be in place from the end of September. 

From Monday 30th August the office will be open at the following times:-

Monday 4pm-6pm

Wednesday 10am-12noon

Friday 10.30am-12.30pm

Saturday 10am-12noon

In an emergency Fr Anthony can be contacted on 07766113480



Bishop Mark is supporting the retiring collectionon the 28/29th August with the following message.
Seventeen months have passed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in
our country and many families are still facing crippling economic hardship.
Throughout this long period, the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) has
continued to respond to an ever-increasing demand from families in our
Diocese who find themselves in great difficulty and who lack essential items
to meet their basic needs.
Meeting these needs has resulted in a significant depletion of the Society’s
limited resources which are needed in order to continue to support such
families who have fallen on hard times. So I again appeal to your generosity
to support the good work of the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) by
offering what you can. In so doing, through the agency of the Society, you
will make a real difference to those families who are struggling at the most
basic level.
May God bless you for responding as generously as you can
to this Annual Appeal.
Bishop Mark

Journeying from Despair to Hope… Prisons Week Online Event 12 October 2021 5-6.15pm

Caritas Plymouth would like to invite you to online event to explore the challenges facing prisoners and their families and how we can take action in our parishes. Prisoners and their families are often some of the most socially excluded people in our society.  Even for people of faith they are often forgotten or come lower down on a list of causes to support. This event will include speakers from PACT and prison chaplaincy. It will offer an opportunity to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners, their families and children and to reflect on how we as individuals, as a Church and as a community are serving those affected by imprisonment.

You can register here or by emailing 


Michael & St. George Church Restoration Celebration –

On Saturday 25th September at 11.00am,

Fr. Anthony is saying Mass in Lyme Regis to celebrate the re-opening of the Church following restoration.

After Mass, at 12 noon, there will be light refreshments at a reception on the front lawn to which representatives from the various organisations which have supported the works have been invited.  There will be short addresses by Fr. Anthony who will thank those who have helped in the restoration, Philip Mostyn who will give a brief talk on the history of the Church and the Mayor of Lyme Regis who has been invited to respond.

Fr. Anthony extends a warm invitation to you all to attend.

Please RSVP to the Parish Office by Friday 27th August 2021.

Fr Anthony Cockram

Telephone 01297 32135


Come and celebrate!