KNIGHTS OF St COLUMBA - COUNCIL 631 STROOD - SOUTHWARK PROVINCE 12

The Knights of St Columba Council 631 Strood was installed on 27th November 1997.  The council meets on the 1st Saturday of each month (except August) in the St John Fisher room at 7.15pm.  The meetings usually last for just an hour.  New members are always welcomed. 

The Grand Knight of the Council is Dr Benedict Dewam - e-mail- bnd861@aol.com  Tel:07432 046289  and also Ken Martenstyn, Past Provincial Grand Knight Southwark Province 12- 01634 719298, Mobile 07881944972  e-mail kmartenstyn@virginmedia.com

For more information on the KSC   Click here

Council 631 Strood welcomes the appointment of Fr Tom Lynch as our Council Chaplain to guide us Spiritually.

THE LEGION OF MARY - OUR LADY OF SORROWS PRESIDIUM STROOD

The Legion of Mary is a wonderful association of Catholics who have formed themselves into a body to be of service to the Church in the modern world.  It can count its membership as Legion.  It takes as its model, Mary Immaculate and through her its members seek to present Christ to everyone.  Under ecclesiastical guidance its objective is the spiritual formation of all Confirmed members of the Church, through prayer and the Lay Apostolate, so as to realise their vocation to holiness.

The Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows Presidium Strood meets  every Wednesday after the 9.30am Mass at English Martyrs' Church Strood, in the St John Fisher Room and starts with reciting the Rosary, followed by the meeting which usually last for just over and hour followed by light refreshments and a chat.

The President of the group is Mrs Janet Rickards and she can be contacted on 01634 290949

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THE PADRE PIO GROUP - STROOD

The Padre Pio Group in Strood meets on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the John Fisher room at English Martyrs' Church.  The Leader of the group is Mrs Mary John and she can be contacted on 01634 295184 Mobile 07963 199603

The Group pray a set of prayers to our Lady of Perpetual Help and ask the intercessions of Padre Pio for the Church, its Priests and Nuns, as well as for the personal intentions of those present.  The Rosary is also recited.  The Group is highly spiritual and each member has their own personal and moving story of encounters with their beloved Saint Pio.

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PARISH FINANCE AND BUILDINGS COMMITTEE

Members of the Finance Committee are:-

Sue Hibbert - Chair, Contact -01634 353332  Fr Thomas Lynch, Rev John Letley, Diana O'Brien and Barbara Mastromartino and Angela Decker , Secretary.

The Finance Committee assists the priest in the administration of parish temporal matters.  An active, well-formed parish Finance Committee is a key element for promoting the financial health of a parish, assuring accountability.  The role of the Finance Committee is to oversee all church expenditure and ensure that all monies are accounted for.

For more information contact the Parish Office - 01634 717582

PARISH SOCIAL AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

 

Committee members are:- Liz Collis - Chairperson, Richard  Smith, Penny Modena, Sylma Slevin, Sue Hibbert, Midge Cox.

The Role of the Social/Fundraising Committee is to raise much needed funds for the parish, and other nominated charities, as well as organising a varied social calander of events in the parish throughout the year.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

Fr Tom is Chairman, Penny Modena is Secretary, members of Council are - Sue Hibbert, Rob Dennis, Angela Decker, Rev John Letley, Sr Augustine, Teresa Dennis, Daniel Annal, Richard Smith, Clare Redmond, Bernie Hepplewhite, Monica O'Brien, Liz Collis.

The Role of the Parish Pastoral Council is to develop a vision for the future of the parish working in partnership with parishioners and the Parish Priest and to develop and support the implementation of plans to achieve that vision.

PARISH ALTAR SERVERS

Any practising Catholic child is welcome to train as an Altar Server once they have received their First Holy Communion. Serving on the altar is a very important and sacred task as it help the priest to offer the Holy Mass, and help the people to pray.

 

The Alter Servers Leader is Daniel Annal, contact 01474822600.

For more information on The Guild of St Stephens Altar Servers and the various Medals visit the website  - Click here

MOTHERS PRAYERS GROUP

Midge Cox is team leader and can be contacted on 01634 711534  The group is always open to new members to join Sue Hibbert, Liz Collis,Penny Modena, Theresa Dennis, Monica O'Brien.

The Group meet on the 1st Monday of each month to clean the Church from 6.00pm followed by their monthly meeting at 7.00pm.

Mothers Prayer Group is a group for mothers who wish to pray together for their children and grand children and all children in need. Members come from many different denominations and cultures. 

ENGLISH MARTYRS' INDEPENDENT YOUTH GROUP

The Chairman is Sherick Hamilton and can be contacted on 07432 584387   - Email - emyouthclub@gmail.com

Mr John Trollop, chairman of Board of Trustees, is also a team member and attends regularly.

The club meet on Fridays ,fortnightly, from 6.30pm to  9.00pm at English Martyrs' Church, Strood. For Ages 7 - 14 years old.  Fees paid £1.00 per night.

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10:30 MASS CHOIR

Mike Lavelle is the person you need to contact for information about Joining the Choir.  He plays the Keyboard on Sundays at the 10.30 Mass and other Church functions.

Contact details :- Tel: 01634 221408  Mobile 07397 565506  E-mail -lavelmica@aol.com

PARISH CARE COMMITTEE

Sylma Slevin is Chairperson - 01634 716462, Clare De Fede Secretary of the Committee - 01634 715369, Katherine Mogg is Treasurer  and Anka Brzeski is in charge of Administration.

  

The care committee organises annual a New Year's Lunch for our Senior Citizens and also Tea Parties during the Summer in July.