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)

Friday 6th December 2019
1000WolstantonMass Pat Duffy-successful op.& speedy recovery(GH)
Saturday 7th December 2019
1000ChestertonMass Oldham family & friends
1200WolstantonThis will be the time for any baptisms - Contact Fr. Dominic
1800WolstantonMass (Vigil Mass for Sunday)Bruce Haycock(AH)
Sunday 8th December 2019
1100WolstantonMass Maria Bester(SN)


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. Francis Xavier, Priest


Weds. St. John Damascene, Priest


Thurs. St. Birinus, Bishop


Fri. St. Nicholas, Bishop


Sat. St. Ambrose, Bishop



Parish Finance:

Wolstanton: £381.84 Catholic Youth Services £127.79

Chesterton: £190.59 Catholic Youth Services £91.94

100 Club No. 29 £30


General Notice

Please remember the importance of Offering Mass Intentions


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


First Sunday of Advent: Advent this year begins ‘The Year of The Word- The God who speaks’ an initiative from the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England & Wales as Scripture is foundational to the life of the Catholic Church. The vision of ‘The Year of the Word’ is to celebrate, share & live out our Faith, through deeper Scriptural engagement. I encourage you all to read the Scriptures, putting aside a bit of your time to meditate & ponder the Word of God.


Music for 11am Mass: KYRIE Missa Brevis-Lotti; Canite Tuba-Guerrero


Note: there is no Gloria in Advent


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


Condolences: I would like to inform you that Fr Christopher Millers mother, Marjorie, died last Sunday morning. Please Pray for the repose of her soul & for Fr. Christopher & his family at this time. 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 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 7th December 10.30am at St Wulstan’s. Please contact Margaret Oldham 07751012870 or for information/details.


Red Mission Boxes If you would like your box emptied to contribute towards this year’s annual total, please hand your boxes into the Sacristy at either Church Thank you for your support.




Asylum-seekers & refugees living locally please continue to donate food stuffs & toiletries over the coming winter months. Also, if you have warm blankets that you can donate we would be very grateful. Please put them in the box on the porch where food is placed. Many thanks for your great generosity in the past.


CAFOD The next meeting of the St John’s & St Wulstan’s CAFOD Group will take place at 8pm on Sunday 10th November at 30 Woodland Avenue Wolstanton All welcome


St John the Evangelist: Craft Stall Every Sunday during Advent, after the 9.15am Mass in the Parish Hall. Get your lastminute gifts, stocking fillers & pocket money presents with a unique touch. All monies raised will support the upkeep of St John’s Church. Thank you


Family Christingle Service 4.30pm Sunday 15th December at St Wulstan’s. Please come along & join our celebration. Everyone welcome


Prayer with the Kings is back after a year away. Please sign up to host a simple prayer in your home between the 26th & 3rd January. Lists in both Churches Thank you.


Dates for your Diary


1st December – Year of Word begins, to God who Speaks Meeting for all those going to the Holy Land in 2021, after Sunday Mass, in the Community Centre.

3rd December 11am at St John’s Chesterton. Mass of Anointing Please sign the sheet at the back of Church if you are able to join us.

11th December 12noon Senior Parishioners Christmas Meal at St Wulstan’s School Please sign the list at the back of Church if you would like to attend

12th December 7pm Confirmation Mass, Celebrant Bishop McGough

18th December 6.30pm Penitential Service & Individual Confession at St Wulstan’s for both Parishes

23rd December 10am Church cleaning at St Wulstan’s -Please help to get our Church ready for Christmas, any time you can spare would be much appreciated

Livesimply tip of the week: Steps to save energy & money at home (go to for online resources)

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.

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