Saint Wulstan's Newsletter

(Maintained by Alison and Andy Machin)

You will find the news, dates & parish notices further down this page.

Mass and Meeting Times

(Mass unless otherwise stated)

Thursday 20th June 2019
Friday 21st June 2019
Saturday 22nd June 2019
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)
Sunday 23rd June 2019
0915ChestertonMass Terry Lambe R.I.P(TJ) Corpus Christi
1100WolstantonMass Mark John Salmon R.I.P(ERS) Corpus Christi


Regular Weekly Events at Wolstanton

Confessions:  Monday & Friday before Mass, and Saturday after Mass until 10.30am & 5.15pm-5.45pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: St Wulstan's Wolstanton:Fridays 9.30-10am.St John's Chesterton Wednesdays 9.30-10am

SVP:   7.30pm  every Tuesday in the cloister after Mass (Tel. 07923140746)

Lectio Divina:  7.00pm - 8.30pm every Wednesday at 2 Woolliscroft Ave

Columban Missionary Appealwill take place in our two Parishes THIS weekend 18th/19thMay, we welcome them to our Parish.

Saints the Week

Tues. Solemnity of Dedication



Weds. St. Romuald, Abbot


Thurs. St. Alban, Martyr


Fri. St. Aloysius Gonzaga


Sat. Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, Martyr



General Notice




Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Wulstan’s Wolstanton: Saturday 5.30pm

St John the Evangelist Chesterton: 10.30 Wednesday


Parish Finance:

Wolstanton: £409.96

Chesterton: £229.39 100 Club No. 82 £31


Coffee Morning after 9.15am Mass at Chesterton, and after 11am Mass at Wolstanton


Trinity Sunday Todays society is not at all comfortable with the idea of mystery. We like to be in control of our destiny & have an explanation for everything that happens. This weekend we have the first of the great feasts of the Church, in which the Trinity, a mystery of Faith, gives us a wonderful insight into the life of God. Todays feast draws back the curtains on God’s life & lets us look inside. What we see is that God is a family of three persons- Father, Son & Spirit, bound together in a relationship of love & harmony. Three persons in the one God, something totally beyond our comprehension, the mystery of the Trinity is not something we can work out intellectually but is something to be lived out in our lives. God is closer to us than we are to ourselves. Trinity Sunday is a time for reflecting on the presence of God in our midst, in the happenings of our own lives as well as in the people we meet on a daily basis, because that is where God is to be found. Today let us evaluate how well we fulfil the destiny our creator has designed for us.



Music for 11am KYRIE & GLORIA: Missa Sine Nomine-Palestrina; COMMUNION: O Beata Trinitas- Palestrina.


First Holy Communion 15thJune we welcome our Y3 children who will be making their First Holy Communion, & their families. Congratulations, & please remember to pray for them


Wedding Congratulations to Emily & Wayne who are getting married at St Wulstan’s 0n 29thJune, Please remember them in your Prayers. We send them our best wishes & blessings


Prayers: Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or ill, those who are housebound and those who care for them. Also remember those who have died recently: and all whose anniversaries are about this time. Eternal rest, unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.


The Royal Stoke University Hospital ring the Chaplaincy Office on 01782 676400 & leave a name & ward number. If you, or someone you know, becomes ill & is no longer able to get to Mass PLEASE inform Fr Dominic.


Second Collections for 2019 30thJune Peter’s Pence; 14thJuly Apostleship of the Sea; 15thSeptember Home Mission; 22ndSeptember Father Hudson’s Society; 20thOctober APF World Mission Sunday; 3rdNovember Johnson Association; 24thNovember Catholic Youth Service; 8thDecember Poor Parishes.


Baptism Preparation Course our next BaptismPreparation Course for parents who are thinking of Baptism for their child/children, will be6thJuly 2019,10.30am at St Wulstan’sPlease contact Margaret Oldham 07751012870 or margaretoldham1964@gmail.comfor information/details.


Supporting asylum-seekers & refugees living locally We urgently require weekly donations of non- perishable food & also toiletries, to support these vulnerable people. See Noticeboard in the Church porch for suggested foodstuffs. I would like to offer my sincere thanks to both Churches for their generous weekly donations of food


CAFOD Lobby of Parliament & Climate change Pilgrimage Wednesday 26thJune. Add your voice to support the aim of zero carbon emissions by 2045. A coach is going from Newcastle (£20, students £8) follow the link to book your place https:/


St Wulstan’s & St John’s S.V.P are collecting good quality shoes & new socks for the homeless, there is a box for your donations at the back of Church. Thank you


100 Club Winners – May 1stNo. 53 T Goodwin; 2ndNo. 34 J Sutton; 3rdNo. 41 M Burton; 4th No. 76 M Fender. Congratulations to our winners & thank you for your continued support


Dates for your Diary


16thJune 7pm Staffordshire Chamber Orchestra (includes 5 members of our Parish) Concert, St Wulstan’s Church, conductor Matthew Quinn, works by Vaughan Williams, Elgar’s Serenade for strings. Violin Soloist Simon Coombs. Tickets on the door £7, children free, interval refreshments proceeds to Church Funds. For more information see Simon Rayner

18thJune7pm Fundraising Meeting at St Wulstan’s Presbytery

22ndJune CAFOD BBQ 7pm Community Centre

30th June Ss Peter & Paul

14thJuly 12.30 onwards Two Parishes Garden Party Fr Dominic’s garden all welcome

Kenelm Trust Summer Camp at Alton Castle, for 12-18yr olds. Either 4-8 August or 11-15 August. Full cost £275, bursaries are available making it £195. See details

Tip of the week Walking,enjoy nature

Parish Finance:

Wolstanton: 26.05 £264.03 02.06 £303.50 Catholic Communications £116

Chesterton: 26.05 £221.23 100 Club No. 47 £32

02.06 £ 242.98 100 Club No. 3 £32 Catholic Communications £85

Contact Details

Parish Office: 01782 617393

Priests’ House: 01782 626611

Email :  website:

Community Centre Bookings:

  • Wolstanton : 01782-617393 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm; Friday: 9.30 - 6.30pm)
  • Chesterton : 01782-617393 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm; Friday: 9.30 - 6.30pm)
  • St W’s School: 01782 296140

Sites’ and Office Manager : 01782 617393 Mon, Tues, Thurs. 8-2; Fri 12-6

Hospital Chaplain : 01782 676400 Fr Michael Puljic is the new Hospital Chaplain,he is employed for 3 full days other emergency cover is being provided by a number of people. Communion rota to the wards is continuing.

Deanery Website: