NOTE FROM THE PARISH PRIEST

Dear Parishioner,
Remember that face coverings should be worn this weekend in both our churches. We have no power to enforce the Government’s guidelines but it is for everyone’s good that face coverings are worn. The priest needs only to wear a mask when distributing Holy Communion.  We will continue the track and trace procedures that we have put in place even though now we are told that these are not mandatory. I think it helps people feel safer in these difficult times, so please, continue to use the online system of recording your names. Please remember these simple guidelines:
Try to avoid congregating in the narthex or foyer of church.
  • Stewards will be on hand to offer advice.
  • The Mass will be shorter with no congregational singing and no children’s liturgy.
  • Communion will be distributed under one kind and there is no obligation to receive Holy Communion. 
  • The celebration will need to be conducted within the parameters of social distancing and hygiene.
  • It will not be possible to gather after Mass for tea or coffee.

The obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is still suspended and it may be that some people may prefer to attend Mass during the week when the church will be less busy. Both churches will remain closed during the week and will only open for the celebration of the Mass. Live streaming from St Teresa’s will continue on Sunday at 11.30am and weekdays on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9.30am. 

Financial matters…. This week we were able to bank £625.50 at St Teresa’s and £197 at St Dunstan’s. More money in both parishes is coming in through standing orders but we don’t yet have an accurate figure. Thanks to all those who are supporting the parish either through collections or standing orders! 

If you do have a Lenten money box for Mongu, these can now be handed in.

CAFOD are taking part in a nationwide Coronavirus appeal. For more information visit CAFOD’s website –

The London and Slough runs – with the ending of lockdown there are now more homeless people on the streets and the London and Slough Runs will once again distribute food to these people. That means that ‘street food’ such as sandwiches, soft fresh fruit, chocolate bars and hard-boiled eggs are needed for Monday evenings. The Slough Run continues to support the homeless in Slough and they need items such as cereals, rice, pasta, tinned soups, meat and fish as well as soft fresh fruit. 

ONE CAN TRUST has found that the demand for food parcels has increased with many families hit by job losses. Supply has not been easy during lockdown but your support is still needed. Items can be left in the parish centre porch at St Teresa’s from 10am – 4pm every Sunday and up to 10.30am on Monday mornings.

It is possible to purchase copies of the TABLET – they are on sale in the narthex. Also, MAGNIFICAT for August is on sale.

Next weekend as well as celebrating the Assumption on the 15th August we will be commemorating VJ day when the fighting in the Far East during the Second World War came to an end. I will be taking part in a service at 11am at the War memorial on St Mary’s Green and in the afternoon there is a Prayer Walk for Peace starting at 4pm from the Wooburn Green war memorial and ending at the Peace Garden in Bourne End. There will be a couple of brief stops at St Paul’s and Cores End URC church so the walkers should arrive in Bourne End around 5pm. Everyone is welcome to both events.
Finally…..we welcome Lily Meadows at the 8.45am Mass this weekend. Her baptism will be the following Saturday. Congratulations to Cora Grace Connolly who will be baptised this Sunday afternoon. We pray that she and her family will have a great celebration!

Best wishes,

Fr Seán, Fr Shyju, Deacon Brent and Sister Winifred.

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Welcome to St Teresa's Catholic Church, Beaconsfield

St Teresa's Church is located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom and is situated opposite Bekonscot Model Village - a local tourist attraction. To find us couldn't be easier - just follow the signs to the Model Village and they will lead you right into our car park, which visitors to Bekonscot are also permitted to use.

The church was built in 1926, the year after St Therese of Lisieux was canonised, and so was one of the first churches in England to be dedicated to her. It is built in neo-gothic style which gives it a traditional atmosphere as you can see from the pictures of the interior. But it is small enough to feel homely and, we hope, welcoming.

Our most illustrious parishioner was Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Many of the artefacts in the church are associated with him - including a statue of Our Lady - and the tower end of the church with its Martyrs Chapel was completed as a memorial to him.

Whether for a short visit or a long stay, we hope you will enjoying being part of our 'living community of faith".

Please make yourself at home, and if you have any comments, questions or thoughts, please
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St Teresa's Parish Office: 40A Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PL, UK

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