Diocese of Plymouth, St James Church, Tiverton


Today: Sunday 3 in Ordinary Time (B)

Parish Mass Book: page 127

This week Christians worldwide celebrate the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. Visit: ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity/


Pray Love Remember

  • Antonia (Annie) Hooper (Cremation at Taunton Deane 25 January)
  • Michael Hancock, Juana Huelgas and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.


Music at St Boniface

Welcome to Tony Wisson who has offered his services at the keyboard, joining our talented group of musicians for Sunday Mass.


News from St John’s School

Years 3 and 4 have been particularly busy this week, with both classes heading to the museum to learn about the Romans, Year 4 going swimming and Year 3 heading to the High School to use their ICT suite for a computing lesson.

On Friday Year 6 led the school, and our visitors, through readings, prayers and songs to mark the week of prayer for Christian Unity. Catherine Fitton


Christianity Divided! Week of Prayer

  • Dates and times of events for Christian Unity week in Tiverton churches can be found on the notice board at St James
  • Next Sunday 28th at 6.30pm: United Service at the Baptist Church, Newport Street, Tiverton.


Palms for Ashes

Lent is fast approaching! Ash Wednesday is on 14 February and last year’s palm crosses are needed to burn for the ashes blessed and imposed on that day. If you still have and can find old palm crosses please don’t throw them away but bring them to church and leave them in the appropriate basket marked  ‘palms for ashes’


Homeless Sunday: 28 January

Homeless Sunday is the opportunity to pray, reflect and plan practical action on homelessness, to offer solidarity and be a voice for change.

Next weekend Ali Padfield from CHAT will speak about this national scandal at both Masses at St James. Visit: www.housingjustice.org.uk


Unwanted Gifts Sale: Saturday/Sunday 27/28 January

Wondering what to do with that present, lovingly given, but that you can’t use? Looking for a home for the jumper or socks you will never wear? Bring them to church and we can sell them to raise money for the New Church Building Fund. Items (but not books, thank you) can be left in the cupboard marked ‘fundraising’ in the hall at St James or in the presbytery porch or on the stairs up to the sacristy at St Boniface. Thank you.


Across Pilgrimage to Lourdes April 5th – 14th.

Full or part payment is due by 5th February to secure your place on the trip. As it is our first Parish trip we have been offered a 10% discount so the full price is £680pp (includes travel insurance). New application forms available soon. Please contact Sally 01884 798405 or email srchapman@hotmail.com to secure your place.

  • NB: grants are available from the Catenian Association thecatenians.comfor 16 to 25 yr olds 


200 Club

Congratulations to Nora Wissink who won the £30 prize and to Lloyd Daniels who won the £20 prize in the January draw. Simon Coombs


Smart Loving: Breakthrough

Mid January has been noted to be the time of year when more couples than ever seek to end their marriages.

One form of help available tool is a tried and tested online short course from ‘SmartLoving’ called ‘Breakthrough,’ which has helped many couples, can be done by just one or both spouses and is easy to access. This course is free until February. To view the course:  https://smartloving.org/breakthrough/


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – Plymouth Diocese, 18-25 Feb 2019.

An opportunity to bring the Bible alive, strengthen our faith and to bring hope to our Christian brothers and sisters. We will visit, lake Galilee, the Mount of the Beatitudes, Capernaum, Cana, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, the river Jordan baptismal site, Dead sea, the church of the Nativity, tour of Jerusalem and much more. Price £1380. Deposit by 18/04/18.

Contact Pat Bacon 01884 255381 for full brochure and forms. Or after Mass on Sunday mornings.


Mass for Healing

Our monthly Mass for Healing, with Sacrament of Anointing, is at St James this Friday 26 January at 12.00 mid day. Adoration (silent) of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) before Mass from 11.30am


Garment alterations

– male and female. Not wearing it because it’s too long? Is the zip broken? Call Pauline on 01884 829028. All proceeds to New Church Building Fund.





            Fr Paul Rea CRL, Parish Priest                 Twitter:   @StJamesRCTiv

Rev Michael Tosh, Deacon                      Facebook: St James RC              Rev Peter Found, Deacon                        Church Tiverton

Parish Office:                                           

40 Old Road, Tiverton EX16 4HJ

Telephone: (01884) 252292        Email: tiverton@prcdtr.org.uk www.stjameschurchtiverton.org.uk


Church of St Boniface – Cullompton

Crow Green, Shortlands, Cullompton EX15 1EW


Church of St James – Tiverton

Old Road Tiverton EX16 4HJ


Parish Safeguarding Reps

Marian Coombs, Siobhan Gilroy and Shelagh Eastwood

Contact: via the Parish Office on 252292 or safeguardingstjames@gmail.com


St John’s Catholic Primary and Pre-School (Academy)

Mrs Caroline James, Headteacher

Mr Simon Coombs, Chair of Governors

Melbourne Street, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5LA

Telephone: (01884) 253630              www.stjohnstiverton.co.uk





Sunday 21 January                                   Sunday 3 in Ordinary Time (B)

  • Holy Mass at 11.00am      Christian Unity Prayer Week


Tuesday 23 January

  • Holy Mass at 12.00


Sunday  28 January                                  Sunday 4 in Ordinary Time (B)

  • Holy Mass at 11.00am      Homeless Sunday



Saturday 20 January

  • Morning Prayer for Christian Unity Week 10.00am
  • Vigil Mass of Sunday 6.00pm


Sunday 21 January                                  Sunday 3 in Ordinary Time (B)

  • Holy Mass at 9.00am.


Monday 22 January                                               

  • Holy Mass at 10.00am


Wednesday 24 January

  • Holy Mass at 10.00am


Friday 26 January

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 11.30am
  • Mass for Healing with Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick 12.00 noon
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) before Mass


Saturday 27 January

  • Fund raising Group meets in the presbytery 9.30am
  • First Holy Communion Group meets in the hall & church 10.00am
  • Baptism of Nicola Wilczynska 2.00pm
  • Vigil Mass of Sunday 6.00pm


Sunday 28 January                                  Sunday 4 in Ordinary Time (B)

  • Holy Mass at 9.00am      Homeless Sunday

Children have their own Liturgy of the Word at this Mass



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