Who’s who in the Parish A-Z

PARISH PRIEST
Fr Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard OSB
St Edmund’s Presbytery, 1, St Mary’s Street
Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1AX
01986 893355
priest.bungay@rcdea.org.uk

CHURCHES
St Edmund’s, St Mary’s Street, Bungay NR35 IAX
St Thomas More, Jay’s Green, Harleston IP20 9HH

SACRAMENTS

SUNDAY MASS
Bungay – St Edmund’s
Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 10.30am Sung Mass

Harleston – St Thomas More
Sunday 9am

WEEKDAYS
Monday 9.15am Bungay
Tuesday 8am Harleston
Thursday 12 noon Bungay (followed by Eucharistic adoration)
Friday 9.15am Bungay

HOLY DAYS
St Edmund’s 9.15am
St Thomas More 7.30pm

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 10.30am Bungay
Harleston – on request

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Fr Charles 01986 893355
or in emergencies:
Fr Martin (Beccles) 01502 713179
Fr Roger (Southwold) 01502 723207

Please contact the Parish Priest for further information on any of the activities listed here. In the following list if there is no contact number or email address given, please contact the Parish Priest.


ALTAR SERVERS (Bungay)
Rota: Lisa Micallef
Master of Ceremonies: Pio Altarelli

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

ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH (APF)
Collecting boxes
Bungay: Georgina Connelly
Harleston: Marie Crosbie

BADMINTON CLUB
Terry Jones

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. www.cafod.org.uk. The parish CAFOD team includes Mary Kirk (01379 586717), Mark and Shirley Kalinauckas (01379 586884), Sue Altarelli and Jenny Beaugeard.

CATECHISM AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
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 (available from the parish priest).

CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING
St. Edmund’s is fully committed to safeguarding in order to maintain a safe parish community in which everyone, particularly young and vulnerable members, can confidently participate. The Diocese has implemented the policies and procedures of the Catholic Church of England and Wales, a copy of which is available on 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: Jenny Beaugeard

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

COMMUNICATIONS
Communications officer and website administrator: Mary Kirk mary.kirk@btopenworld.com 01379 586717

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

CONFIRMATION
Normally celebrated every third year. See Fr Charles

DIOCESE OF EAST ANGLIA
Offices: The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norwich NR14 7SH.
Telephone: 01508 492202. Web: www.rcdea.org.uk Email: office@rcdea.org.uk

DISCUSSION GROUP
Margaret Thorby

DOWNSIDE ABBEY
The parish (and St Benet’s in Beccles) are served by Benedictine priests from Downside Abbey. Web: www.downsideabbey.co.uk

ECUMENISM
Churches Together in Bungay:
Carole Hunt
Georgina Connolly
Harleston Clergy Fraternal: Fr. Charles

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 Priest. Sunday Rotas:
Bungay: Carole Hunt
Harleston: Mary Kirk 01379 586717

FAITH ENQUIRY (formerly Rite of Christian Initiation as Adults)
See Fr Charles

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Fr Charles; Terry Jones; Sue Riseborough; Peter Williams; Carole Hunt.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
See under ‘Catechism’

FLOWERS
Bungay: Carole Hunt
Harleston: Sylvia Weal

FOOD BANK
The Waveney Foodbank is the Parish’s chosen local Charity.
Bungay and Harleston are both food collection points
For more details contact:
0845 2691078 info@waveney.foodbank.org.uk

FRIENDS OF ST EDMUND’S SCHOOL (FOSES)
Contact Louise Salmon. 
Telephone: 07931 567262; Email: louweazel@hotmail.com

FUNDRAISING
250 CLUB
The annual subscription is £12, due in February, and there are 12 draws per year. In addition there are Christmas and Easter raffles run under the Lottery licence. Promoter: Lisa Micallef.

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

GIFT AID
Forms for Gift Aid and planned giving are available from the Gift Aid organiser, Carole Hunt.

HALLS
St Edmund’s Parish Hall , Bungay
Manager: Aida Shaw 01986 896427 aidapshaw@gmail.com

Jay’s Green Hall, Harleston
Bookings: Carole Hunt 01986 894656
Maintenance: Peter Williams 01379 855313

HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST SPONSORED CYCLE RIDE
Bungay (Suffolk) Lisa Micallef or Fr Charles
Harleston (Norfolk) Stella Brownsea


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.

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

MUSIC AT MASS
Bungay: Clare Seabrook
Harleston: Stella Brownsea

NEWCOMERS
Most welcome! There is a Welcome Pack for anyone new to the parish available on request at both churches.

NEWSLETTER
This is distributed weekly at the Sunday Masses and is also available on the parish website. 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.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a consultative committee which meets at least three times a year and 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.

Council Members: Shirley Kalinauckas (Chair), Fr Charles, Sam Barlow, Jenny Beaugeard, Martin Benatar, Emma Brocklebank, David Cranfield, Mary Kirk, Cathy Scott.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL CONSTITUTION
This can be found on the parish website: www.stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk/pcc-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 after Anointing of the Sick and either Mass or Benediction. Contact: Fr Charles (Chair)

READERS AT MASS (rotas)
Bungay: Neil Mayhew
Harleston: Mary Kirk 01379 586717

SACRAMENTS
See above

SCHOOLS
St Edmunds Catholic Primary School, Bungay
Headteacher: Mrs Samantha Barlow
01986 892502 office@stedmundsrc.suffolk.sch.uk
www.st-edmundsrc.suffolk.sch.uk
Notre Dame High School, Norwich
01603 611431 office@ndhs.org.uk www.ndhs.org.uk

ST EDMUNDS PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
Meet in St Edmund’s Hall every Tuesday from 9.30-11.15am during school term. The cost is £1.50 per family, which includes snacks and drinks.
Contact: Shelley on 07421 132 700 or Sophie on 07958 555 009.

TREASURER
Carole Hunt

VOLUNTEERS
…are always needed to help in the running of parish activities. Get in touch with Fr Charles if you would like to become involved.

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