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)

Monday 17th December 2018
1000WolstantonChristian Meditation - Email: for details
1930ChestertonChristian Meditation - Email: for details
Tuesday 18th December 2018
1800WolstantonMass Reilly,Higgins & Peacock families
1830WolstantonSVP (in the cloister, near the sacristy, in church)
Wednesday 19th December 2018
0930ChestertonExposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1000ChestertonMass Andrew Lamb(PL)
1900WolstantonLectio Divina - Email: for details
Friday 21st December 2018
Saturday 22nd December 2018
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)Hilda Mary Rowley(G&CMB)
Sunday 23rd December 2018
0915ChestertonMass Lamb Family(PL)
1100WolstantonMass Mark John Salmon R.I.P(ERS)


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

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

St Wulstan’s Wolstanton : Saturday 5.30pm

St John the Evangelist Chesterton: 10.30am

Saints the Week


Sat. St. Peter Canisius


General Notice

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


Third Sunday of Advent Todays Gospel contains the heart of John The Baptist’s preaching. His message of repentance in preparation for the coming of the Lord resonated with the crowds who flocked to see him. John’s words of judgement aroused the people from their complacency, preparing them to receive the Good News of salvation which Christ would bring. ‘Be happy’ says St Paul, ‘the Lord is very near’.


Music for 11am KYRIE: Missa de Beata Virgine- Aichinger; Dixit Maria-Hassler; ORGAN MUSIC: Wachet Auf, ruft uns die stimme, BWV 645-Bach


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.


Reception into the Catholic Faith Emma Whalley one of our school staff will be received into the Church on 15thDecember at 6pm. Please keep her & her family in your prayers, Congratulations Emma.


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.


Baptism Preparation Course our next BaptismPreparation Course for parents who are thinking of Baptism for their child/children, will be 2ndFebruary 2019,

10.30am at St Wulstan’sPlease contact Margaret Oldham 07751012870 or margaretoldham1964@gmail.comfor information/details.


St John Fisher Catholic College have a vacancy for a Lay Chaplain See Notice board for details.


Dates for your Diary

15thDecember 6pm Emma Whalley will be received into the Catholic Church, please keep her & her family in your prayers.

18thDecember 6pm Advent Penitential Service St Wulstan’s Mass followed by Confession. Please try your best to attend.

20thDecember Whole School Mass

21stDecember Church cleaning at St Wulstan’s after 10am Mass, getting ready for Christmas


St. John’s Coffee morning Sunday 16thDecember as well as the usual excellent refreshments we will be having a stall for St. Mary’s Educational & Charitable Trust where a range of alternative gifts will be available ranging from £2 upwards. These gifts will provide children at the school with much needed resources & support & include text books, shoes & glass for unglazed windows Please come along & support this event


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. Many thanks for your great kindness in the past.


St Wulstan’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


Young at Heart is a new Fr Hudson’s Community Project based at St John’s Parish Centre Chesterton. Every two weeks 1.30-3.30pm all welcome £1 per session, tea, coffee, biscuits plus speakers, singers & good company.


St Wulstan’s Readers From, NEXT Saturday/Sunday 4thAdvent we need readers for the Mass times shown on the noticeboard. Please add your name to one of the slots. BEAT THE RUSH!


Stamps for Charity, Thankyou to all those who save & donate used postage stamps, please remember to continue to do so over the Christmas period.



Boxes of 2019 Gift Aid Envelopes for St Wulstan’s are now available for collection from the back of Church. Paul Meller will hand over the sets of ‘Special Collection’ only envelopes in person. If you have any questions about these, or Gift Aid in general please speak to Paul or contact him through the Parish office.






24thDecember Christmas Eve 3pm at St John’s Chesterton

6pm at St Wulstan’s Wolstanton

8.30pm carols at St. Wulstan’s

9pm Midnight Mass at St. Wulstan’s

11.45pm carols at Midnight St. John’s


25thDecember Christmas Day 9.15am at St John’s Chesterton

11am at St Wulstan’s Wolstanton


Weekly Offerings: (not including BACS donations)

Wolstanton: £256.12 Poor Parishes £138.71

Chesterton: £242.88 Poor Parishes £84.45 100 Club No.47 £30




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: