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Parish Newsletter 

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For September

An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle

“We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.”

Pages of Interest

Medieval Vestment


S.V.P. (Society of St. Vincent de Paul)

A small group, dedicated to helping those less fortunate, and part of the wider SVP movement. The SVP collects funds within the parish to provide practical assistance to members of our community who find life difficult.

There has been an SVP presence in this parish for many years doing marvellous Christian works of charity - showing a love for our fellow parishioners who are in need - simple things like visiting those who are sick or housebound; including them in parish activities; trying to make them feel part of our family; arranging transport for Mass for those who need it. But we need younger volunteers to sup- port those who have already given many years of service. We ask too much of too few. Please search your heart and consider whether you could offer a few hours of Christian charity to others in need. Please speak to Deacon Bill who will put you in touch with the current chairperson for more information about this wonderful organisation. 

A box is at the back of Church to collect items of food for those on hard times in the local area. Please give a little something if you can - beans, soup, pasta etc.


SVP Prayer

“Father, Help all those who are alone, utterly alone; those who bleed from a wound no-one can ever heal; those who have locked in the silence of their hearts a harvest of humiliations despairs and hatreds”. 

Hello St John’s and St Martin’s

On behalf of the SVP Fleetwood Food Bank, I would like to thank all of you for your very generous support over many months.

The Food Bank has been in operation for 5/6 years in various rented rooms in Fleetwood. We have a very loyal group of about 15 volunteers who turn up rain or shine to pack and give out food parcels each Wednesday between 10.00am and 3.00pm at the Emmanuel, e Mount Building, Fleetwood.

All our food, and on some occasions money, is donated by churches, schools, individuals and Kirkham Open Prison. We receive no financial support from any statutory organisations. In 2015, we gave out over 2,500 food parcels which helped to feed over 5,000 persons, adults and children from Fleetwood, orn- ton Cleveleys, Poulton and Over Wyre Areas. Without your help this would not have been possible.

Please remember the Food Bank in your prayers as we remember all our very generous supporters in our morning prayer. Many thanks once again.

Colin Brown, Secretary, SVP Fleetwood Food Bank.