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)

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
1830WolstantonSVP (in the cloister, near the sacristy, in church)
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
1000ChestertonMass Larry & Rita Flanagan R.I.P(MH)
1900WolstantonLectio Divina - Email: for details
Thursday 24th October 2019
0920WolstantonMass Margaret Stretton R.I.P(SS)
Friday 25th October 2019
1000WolstantonMass Zac Alam undergoing multiple surgeries(AK)
Saturday 26th October 2019
1000ChestertonMass Ted & Winifred Broomhall (PL)
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)John & Catherine Cotton
Sunday 27th October 2019
0915ChestertonMass Mooney Family


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. St. John Paul II, Pope.


Weds. St. John of Capestrano, Priest.


Thurs. St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop


Sat. St. Cedd, Bishop




Parish Finance:

Wolstanton: £283.77

Chesterton: £ 191.37 100 Club No. 36 £28


General Notice

Please remember the importance of Offering Mass Intentions

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



Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year: When the Israelites made good their escape from slavery in Egypt their troubles were far from over, & they soon found themselves confronted & battling with the Amalekites, who they were no match for. The only thing that prevented an Israelite defeat was the intervention of Moses. As long as Moses kept his hands raised in prayer the Israelites prevailed. The story illustrates the absolute importance of persevering & remaining faithful in prayer even against impossible odds. The Gospel story shows us that prayer has enormous power but to experience that power we must develop the strength of character to deal with disappointments & not expect immediate results. Prayer is being in touch with God, bringing us closer to Him, & Jesus through the example of the widow, tells us we should storm heaven with our Prayers until our wishes are granted.



Music for 11am KYRIE & GLORIA: Missa Prima Sexti Toni-Croce, Ave Maris Stella-Grieg, ORGAN MUSIC: Carillon de Westminster-Vierne.


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, grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

If you need a priest to visit the sick, please see Fr. Dominic


My condolences to the family & friends of Christine Wynne her reception into Church will be on 7th November at 6pm, Funeral Mass, 10am on the 8th may she 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 3rd November Johnson Association; 24th November Catholic Youth Service; 8th December Poor Parishes.


Baptism Preparation Course our next Baptism Preparation Course for parents who are thinking of Baptism for their child/children, will be 2nd November & 7th December 10.30am at St Wulstan’s. Please contact Margaret Oldham 07751012870 or for information/details.





October-Month of the Rosary As a Parish family we will pray the Rosary before Mass, to honour Our Lady of the Rosary, through her intercessions we will obtain God’s grace. October is also the month of the Missions, so we will also pray for all Missionaries, Priests & the Laity


Saint John Henry Newman On the occasion of the canonisation of St John Henry Newman, as a Parish we will come together to mark & honour him on 27th October 6pm. You are all welcome to Solemn Vespers at St Wulstans. This will take place along with our local Anglican Clergy & people. In this way we will mark Newman as a priest & Saint of our Diocese. On the same Sunday at St John’s we will mark the occasion after Mass.


3rd November Tidy Site Day at St Wulstan’s in line with becoming a Live Simply Parish, starting immediately after the 11am Mass. It would be wonderful if you could help in any way. Changing facilities in the Community Centre, refreshments will be provided. Please bring tools to suit the list of jobs which will be on the Notice Board next week.


Remembrance Sunday is on the 10th of November, as a Parish & with our brothers & sisters of other Churches we will gather at the Cenotaph at St Margaret’s Church at 10.45am, following a brief service we will then continue with Mass at 11am. All welcome.


Thank you to all who helped & supported the Fundraising Curry Night- it was a wonderful night & I would just like to thank all who helped & supported, Parish, school & volunteers. The amount so far is over £800 with further donations to follow. Thank you again, this is a great start for the Lady Chapel Fund.


Facebook page for St Wulstan’s People who have Facebook can locate the page by searching ”Saint Wulstan’s Catholic Church’ in their search bar. Those who do not have Facebook can search the web address: Church

There will be information about Masses, events at the Church, fundraising efforts & more. Please like the page & share it.


Dates for your Diary


19th October 6pm Mass We welcome the children & their families from our school, our Mass will be led by our Year 5 children.

22nd October 7pm Holy Trinity Church Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St. John Henry Newman.

24h October Parish Meeting for both Churches 7pm in St. Wulstan’s School.

1st November Solemnity of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation, Mass will be 9.30am at St Wulstan’s, 6pm at St John’s

5th November 6.30pm in school Meeting for all Confirmation children’s parents.

3rd December 11am St John’s Chesterton Mass of Anointing.

16th November 6pm First Holy Communion (Catholic children in Year3) Commitment Mass

12th December 7pm Confirmation Mass, Celebrant Bishop McGough

Livesimply tip of the week Take steps to save energy & money at home


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: