The following groups and activities exist within the Parish. Whether you are moving into the parish, or simply passing through please feel free to come and join in with our Parish Community.
Becoming a Catholic
If you would like to know more about the Catholic faith or you know of anyone who is considering becoming a Catholic please speak to one of the priests.
Our lovely church building is kept clean by a team of volunteer parishioners. It takes about 2 hours weekly to get the church sparkling. We are a happy, friendly group and we usually clean on a Monday 10am.
The work mainly consists of vacuuming, sweeping, dusting and polishing.
New volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested and able to help please consider joining us. We enjoy this special service to God and the parish and would make you very welcome. if you would like to help in any way please come along on a Monday and meet the team.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
The celebration of the Eucharist is at the centre of our parish community. We have a number of Eucharistic Ministers who serve at Sunday and weekday masses.
Some ministers take Holy Communion to our many sick and housebound parishioners, at home or in one of the forty Rest and Nursing homes in the parish.
Preparation and formation is given to ministers before they are commissioned, and all are asked to participate when ongoing formation is arranged in the parish. Ministers commit themselves to a fortnightly rota for Sunday Masses.
If you are interested in this ministry, please speak to one of the priests.
IF YOU KNOW OF ANY SICK OR HOUSEBOUND WHO WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE COMMUNION AT HOME PLEASE SPEAK TO ONE OF THE PRIESTS.
The flowers in the Parish are displayed by Ola who really enjoys her work. The parish are very grateful to her for her lovely diplays. Ola is on holiday July/Agust each year so we try to make sure there are still flowers on the altar. Sometimes we have to use silk flowers.
If you would like to donate towards the flowers or would like to get involved with flower arranging please see one of the priests.
The Music Group is made up of musicians and singers who give their time and talents for the glory of God. They play at the 10am Mass on alternate Sundays and at special celebrations like Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter Tridium. They try to keep growing by learning and introducing new material. They hope their efforts help the congregation to participate in the liturgy. They are available for Weddings and Funerals. Feel free to check out the Music Rota to see when they play.
Dominic Standing is our organist. Dominic plays at the 10am Mass on alternate Sundays and at special celebrations like Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter Tridium. Dominic is available for Weddings and Funerals. Please see link above for Rota
One of the fruits of liturgical reform following Vatican II is the renewed emphasis on the importance of the Liturgy of the Word with the treasures of the Bible opened up more lavishly. The work of the Reader is of greatest value in this process of renewal. Reading in church is quite different from reading at school or reading to entertain people because the words that are read in church are God’s words. The impact of God’s message will depend significantly on the Reader’s conviction, preparation and delivery.
We have a number of Readers in St Cuthberts parish but are always seeking new readers to come forward. If you are interested in being a Reader please speak with one of the priests.
John McSwan is our volunteer Sacristan. If you need any assistance from John please speak to him after the 10am Mass on a Sunday.
St. Vincent de Paul
A group of committed helpers meet every Monday 11am – 12am to distribute food parcels, clothing and money to those in need. There is a clear box at the back of church to collect non-perishable food items. The collections after Masses help to fund this service.
For more informaion on SVP please follow the link.
All our Parish activities and organisations need your prayers and your talents. Please join in and help to build the life of the Parish – you’ll be very welcome.