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)

Wednesday 24th April 2019
1900WolstantonLectio Divina - Email: for details
Thursday 25th April 2019
0930WolstantonMass Winifred Broomhall R.I.P
Friday 26th April 2019
1230WolstantonFuneral Service Marie Beeston
Saturday 27th April 2019
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)
Sunday 28th April 2019
1100WolstantonMass Kathleen Rothwell(GG)


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


Saints the Week


General Notice


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


Palm Sunday Gathered in Church this weekend our attention is focused on Jerusalem & the hill of Calvary as we prepare to re-enact the final scenes of Jesus’ passion, death & resurrection. Holy week contains the most beautiful liturgy of the Church’s year & the unfolding story of anguish, betrayal & pain provides us with an opportunity to involve ourselves in the drama not just as passive onlookers. There is suffering in all our lives & we can all relate to Jesus’ pain, but if we are to follow Him we must carry our cross. As we enter Holy Week let us look to the poor, the broken hearted, those who live on the edge of society, the needy & neglected, & like Simon of Cyrene offer a helping hand, because through putting God’s message into practice in our daily lives we follow Christ more closely and we shall most certainly be glorified with Him


Music for 11am In Monte Olivetti – Ingegneri (no Kyrie, Gloria or organ music today)


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.

Condolences My Prayers & condolences to the family & friends of Marie Beeston. Her Funeral Service will be at St Wulstan’s on 26thApril 12.30pm followed by burial at St Margaret’s Cemetery. 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 19th April Holy Places; 12thMay Clergy Training Fund; 2ndJune Catholic Communications; 16thJune Day For Life; 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 be4thMay 2019,10.30am at St Wulstan’sPlease contact Margaret Oldham 07751012870 or margaretoldham1964@gmail.comfor information/details.


Change of date for SVP Healing Mass from 30thApril to 7thMay


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.


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:/


Live Simply Award Action Plan has now been completed in line with the preferences shown by you the Parish. Copies will soon be available at the back of Church.






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


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.


Cycling the Way of Saint James (The Camino) in aid of St Mary’s Educational & Charitable TrustOn Monday 15thApril Mary & Peter Hunter will be starting a 1,200km bike ride on the pilgrimage route of the Way of St James from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostelo then on to Finesterre returning to Santiago via Muxia. We are hoping that through your generosity our sponsored cycle will raise funds for for the trust to support St Mary’s & St Christopher’s school in Pedavgi, India. If you would like to support our venture please visit our Just Giving page Please pick up a flyer from the back of Church for more information. Please remember us in your prayers


Dates for your Diary

7thMay SVP Healing Mass 11am St Wulstan’s

21stMay 6pm Mass followed by Confession for Yr3 children making their First Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion 11am 15thJune


Easter Triduum Services

Palm Sunday 14thApril

17thApril Chrism Mass at St Chad’s

18thApril Holy Thursday 8pm Mass at St Wulstan’s Adoration until 10pm

19thApril Good Friday 10am Walk of Witness

3pm Good Friday Liturgy at St Wulstan’s

6.30pm Stations of the Cross St John’s Chesterton

20thApril Holy Saturday vigil 8pm St Wulstan’s

Easter Sunday 21stApril 9.15am St John’s 11am St Wulstan

22ndApril Easter Monday Men’s Mass 10am Holy Trinity Church Newcastle Chief Celebrant Bishop David McGough

3rdMay 7pm North Staffs Deanery Station Mass Our Lady & St Benedict Abbey Lane, Abbey Hulton ST2 8AU. Celebrant Fr. Adrian MacNamara. This Mass will celebrate the Feast of the Apostles St Philip & St James. All welcome, details from Gerry Grant, Tony Jenkins

Livesimply tip of the week.

Unplugged Day-No TV’s, phones, computers for one day

Other ideas available at


Parish Finance:

Wolstanton: £370.40 Easter Flowers £143

Chesterton: £186.07 100 Club No.24 £32 Easter Flowers £113.01

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: