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St. John's
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Parish Newsletter 

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For January

Evangelisation: That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.


Pages of Interest

Medieval Vestment



St John's is the Roman Catholic parish in the picturesque market town of Poulton-le-Fylde. The parish has served the local Catholic population since 1813, and the present Church was built in 1912.

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Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18-25 January 

Each day within the octave there will be thirty minutes of prayer with parishioners for all of the families of Christians in town at the URC church at noon led by a local clergy person.

On Sunday, 20 January, there will be an evening service at URC at 6.30pm. The speaker will be Emma Nolan who is our new diocesan Community Participation Co-ordinator for CAFOD. Please come and support her.

The theme of this year’s prayer is “Only Justice”and has been prepared by the Christian people of Indonesia.

“Our prayers for Christian unity are offered within acontext of a world where corruption, greed and injustice bring about inequality and division. We ourselves are often complicit in injustice, and yet called together to form a united witness for justice and to be a means of Christ’s healing grace for a fractured world.”

The Bishop's Pastoral Letter

Fr Peter wonders if we remember what the bishop said to us on the feast of the Holy Family when we were buried under Christmas tinsel? It was suggested that, as the Bishop is the first teacher in our diocese, we should take some of his thoughts and ponder them on the bulletin (perhaps?). Think what struck you and share with each other and Fr Peter. You can email Fr Peter at

To help you remember what the Bishop said in his letter, read it here.

St John School Inspection Report

We are able to publish the report of the recent inspection of religious education at St John's Primary School. Read it here.

Preparation For First Forgiveness and First Holy Communion
If you have a child in Year 3 or above and you think they are mature enough to prepare to celebrate these sacraments over the year please speak to them about this as we will be asking for details of those families interested soon. 

Updated: Friday, 18 January 2019 at 2156hrs