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ACCESSIBILITY
The ways in which the church, chapel and services are available to people with particular accessibility needs can be found on this page.

ALTAR SERVERS
Rota: Lisa Heath Contact at Presbytery Friday am, or through Fr Charles
Master of Ceremonies: Pio Altarelli pioaltarelli@btinternet.com

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA
(Seamen’s Mission)Paul Crosbie 01986 788795

ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH (APF)
Collecting boxes
Bungay: Frank Rouson 01986 897147
Harleston: Marie Crosbie 01986 788795

BADMINTON CLUB
Terry Jones tmjsj@btinternet.com

BAPTISM
Contact Fr Charles

BENEDICTION
This is celebrated either in Bungay or Harleston before the tea for elderly or housebound parishioners. See Pastoral Support Network.

CAFOD
Catholic Fund for Overseas Development. Norwich branch 01603 624714 www.cafod.org.uk. The parish does not have a CAFOD representative but participates in collections and fast days. The Harleston end of the parish has a monthly produce stall in aid of CAFOD. Contact Mary Kirk 01379 586717 or communications@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

CAR PARKS
Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 18.10.21The map shows car parking in Bungay in the vicinity of St Edmund’s.

Car parking at St Thomas More, Harleston is off-road in a large car park in front of and behind the Chapel building in Jay’s Green.

CATECHISM AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Rebecca Clarke rhbolam@hotmail.com, or see Fr Charles

CEMETERY
The right to be buried in the small consecrated graveyard attached to St Edmund’s is at the discretion of the parish priest, within the norms set by the graveyard regulations. Please see the parish priest if you wish to discuss these.

CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING
The Diocese has established structures to take forward the work of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults following the recommendations of the Cumberlege Commission Report “Safeguarding with Confidence”.  The Diocesan policy on Safeguarding along with the procedures and documents relating to safeguarding can be accessed via the Diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk/safeguarding. Parish representative: Helen Kirby   01508 518723,   helen_kirby@btinternet.com.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Bungay:
Helen Kirby 01508 518723 helen_kirby@btinternet.com
Harleston:
Clare Foster-Clarke: clarefc@btinternet.com
Emily Rogers: emilygwynneth@hotmail.com

CHAPEL OF SAINT THOMAS MOORE
This chapel in Jay’s Green, Harleston, serves many living in the west of the parish. Its short history tells us a great deal about the strength of faith in south Norfolk/north Suffolk.

CHURCH GUIDE
The church guide gives a detailed archetctural descriptionof St Edmund’s in Bungay.

CHURCH HALLS
St Edmund’s hall is available for hire at £9 per hour.
Bookings through the manager, Aida Shaw 01986 896427
Jays Green hall is available for hire at £9 per hour.
Bookings via Carole Hunt 01986 894656

Maintenance: Peter Williams 01379 855313 peter.williams936@btinternet.com

COFFEE, TEA AND BISCUITS
Available after the 9am Sunday Mass in Harleston and the 10.30am Mass in Bungay.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Andy Parris 01379 586745 or andrewjparris@gmail.com

COMPLAINTS
Initially to Fr Charles, or to the Coastal Dean, Fr Roger Spencer (Southwold) 01502 723207

CONFIRMATION
Normally celebrated every three years. See Fr Charles

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA
Offices: The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich NR14 7SH, 01508 492202, web:www.catholiceastanglia.org, email: office@east-angliadiocese.org.uk

DISCUSSION GROUP
Peter Harvey 01986 894401 peter_harvey@tiscali.co.uk

DOWNSIDE ABBEY
The parish, and St Benet’s in Beccles, are served by Benedictine priests from Downside Abbey.

ECUMENISM
Churches Together in Bungay: Carole Hunt 01986 894656  or Frank Rouson 01986 897147
Churches Together in Harleston: the clergy meet regularly to agree joint services, but there is no lay organisation at present.

EDMUNDIAN (The)
A (usually) annual magazine with news and views from the parish, usually published in the new year. Copy should be sent to Fr Charles. A supplement with obituaries is available online, under “Parish“.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
These administer the Chalice at Mass, and may take Communion to the sick and housebound under the direction of the parish priest.
Rotas:
Bungay: Carole Hunt 01986 894656
Harleston: Mary Kirk 01379 586717 communications@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

FAITH ENQUIRY (formerly Rite of Christian Initiation as Adults)
See Fr Charles, or details in newsletter.

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Father Charles
Carole Hunt (treasurer)01986 894656
Terry Jones 01508 518091 tmjsj@btinternet.com
Sue Riseborough (Kate Smith Trust)
Peter Williams 01379 855313;peter.williams936@btinternet.com

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
See under ‘Catechism’

FLOWERS
Bungay: Carole Hunt 01986 894656
Harleston: Brenda Williams 01379 855313 peter.williams936@btinternet.com

FOODBANK
The Waveney Foodbank
Bungay: Carole Hunt 01986 894656
Harleston:
General enquiries: 0845 2691078 info@waveney.foodbank.org.uk

FRIENDS OF ST EDMUND’S SCHOOL
Ann Bradwell annieb71@live.co.uk, or office@stedmundsrc.suffolk.sch.uk. https://www.facebook.com/FOSEdmundsrc

FUNDRAISING
250 CLUB
The annual subscription is £12, and there are 12 draws per year. In addition there are Christmas and Easter raffles. Frank Rouson 01986 897147

FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Bungay
Rosedale Funeral Home
01986 892790 www.rosedalefuneralhome.co.uk
Cossey Funeral Service
01986 892178 www.mylocalfuneraldirector.co.uk/cossey-bungay
Harleston
Rackhams
01379 853094 www.mylocalfuneraldirector.co.uk/rackhams-harleston
Susan Whymark Funeral Service
01379 851253 www.susanwhymark.co.uk

FUNERALS
Contact Fr Charles

GARDENING CLUB
Contact Fr Charles
email: priest@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

GIFT AID
Forms for Gift Aid and planned giving are available from the Parish Treasurer, Carole
Hunt 01986 894656

HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST CYCLE RIDE
Bungay (Suffolk) Lisa Heath – contact Presbytery Friday AM, or via Fr Charles
Harleston (Norfolk) – contact Carole Hunt 01986 894656

a brief HISTORY OF THE ST EDMUND’S CHURCH
It is a surprise to many people to discover the link between the Downside Benedictine Monastery, near Bristol and St Edmund’s church in Bungay. This article provides a brief explanation of that link. Equally interesting, but less surprising was the church’s adoption of the name St Edmund, King and Martyr, given his local connections and refusal to give up his faith in the face of personal danger. His story also makes a fascinating read.

HOSPITALS
Because of the Data Protection Act anyone in hospital (or their next of kin) must ask explicitly for a Roman Catholic priest to visit.

MISCELLANEOUS LINKS
Here you can find links to a variety of websites connected to the catholic faith.

MARRIAGE CARE
For counselling appointments (Norwich) 0800 389 3801 or 01159 934 255 [mobile rate].

MARRIAGE PREPARATION
Terry and Pat Sibthorpe (Marriage Care) 01508 491093 thesibthorpes@btinternet.com

MEDITATION
Once a month in the Presbytery, usually on the first Wednesday. See newsletter for details, or Carole Hunt 01986 894656

MOTHERS AND TODDLERS/ST EDMUND’S ELVES
Meet every Tuesday from 10:00-11:30am during school time at St Edmund’s Hall. The cost is £1.50 per family, which includes snacks and drinks.
Donna Dwyer 01986 892114.

MUSIC AT MASS
Bungay: Clare Seabrook clareseabrook@hotmail.co.uk
Harleston: Stella Brownsea 01379 854720 pianostella@tiscali.co.uk

NEWCOMERS
Most welcome! There is a Welcome Pack available from Fr Charles at Bungay, and Mary Kirk or Peter Williams at Harleston. A form to be completed by anyone new to the parish is at the back of both churches.

NEWSLETTER
This is distributed weekly at the Sunday Masses, and is published online under “Newsletters“. Inclusions should be with Fr Charles by the preceding Thursday evening.

NEWSPAPERS
The Tablet, The Catholic Herald, and The Universe are on sale after Sunday Mass at Bungay.

PARISH MAP
Covering an area of roughly 300 sq miles, the parish straddles the A143.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a consultative committee, meeting quarterly, which advises the Parish Priest on matters relating to the pastoral life of the parish. Members of the council are chosen to represent different aspects of parish life e.g. representation from Bungay and Harleston, the school, those involved in various parish activities such as choir, reading, children’s liturgy, parents of children of various ages etc.,

The current council members are:-

Chairwoman: Helen Kirby 01508 518723 helen_kirby@btinternet.com

Fr Charles 01986 893355 priest@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

Sue Altarelli suealtarelli@btinternet.com

John Charmley j.charmley@uea.ac.uk (Harleston rep)

Caroline Coles caroline@3deventscompany.co.uk

Peter Harvey peter_harvey@tiscali.co.uk

Carole Hunt 01986 894656

Helen Kemp helenkemp6@btinternet.com, (Harleston rep)

Andy Parris 01379 586745 andrewjparris@gmail.com. (communications officer)

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL CONSTITUTION
This can be found at www.stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk/?s=constitution

PASTORAL SUPPORT NETWORK
The PSN consists of a group of volunteers who visit and provide help for the sick, elderly and housebound of the parish. On various occasions during the year the PSN arranges a lunch or tea, plus Anointing of the Sick and either Mass or Benediction. Contact: Fr Charles (chair)

READERS AT MASS
(rotas)
Bungay: Neil Mayhew neil.mayhew@lineone.net
Harleston: Mary Kirk communications@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

SACRAMENTS
See www.stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk/parish

SACRISTANS
Bungay: Frank Rouson 01986 897147
Harleston: Brenda Williams 01379 855313 peter.williams936@btinternet.com

SCHOOLS
St Edmunds Catholic Primary School, Bungay 01986 892502 office@stedmundsrc.suffolk.sch.uk – www.st-edmundsrc.suffolk.sch.uk. Interim Chair of Governors: Caroline Coles, caroline@3deventscompany.co.uk
Notre Dame High School, Norwich 01603 611431 office@ndhs.org.uk Notre Dame High School web site

ST EDMUND’S PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
Contact: Sharon 07815 510881

TREASURER
Carole Hunt 01986 894656

VOLUNTEERS
…are always needed to help in the running of parish activities. The contact details for organizers of these activities are contained in this directory.

WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR
Andy Parris 01379 586745 communications@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

WEDDINGS
Contact Fr Charles. Six months’ notice and a time of preparation are required by the Church.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Bungay: Carole Hunt 01986 894656
Harleston:

 

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