Who’s who in the Parish A-Z

PRIEST IN CHARGE

Fr Stephen Bould 01502 567882
sfb@olhocsa.com

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

SACRAMENTS
Contact:Fr Stephen (as above) or
Rev Canon David Bagstaff
david.bagstaff@rcdea.org. uk    tel. 01728 452782

SUNDAY MASS
Bungay – St Edmund’s
Sunday 9 am Sung Mass
Harleston – St Thomas More – no Masses at present

WEEKDAYS
Currently, because there is no parish priest, there are no weekday Masses. Any change will be noted in the newsletter and in ‘Latest News’.

HOLY DAYS
St Edmund’s   TBA
St Thomas More

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
On request

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
In emergencies: Fr Christopher (Southwold) 01502 723207
Otherwise, please contact Rev Canon David Bagstaff
david.bagstaff@rcdea.org. uk    tel. 01728 452782

ALTAR SERVERS (Bungay)
Master of Ceremonies:  Pio Altarelli 01986 895559   sacristan@stedmundsrcbungay.or.uk

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA: STELLA MARIS (Seamen’s Mission)
Paul Crosbie aos@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH (APF)
Collecting boxes: Bungay – Georgina Connelly   01986 896967, Harleston –   Marie Crosbie     01986 788795   email as Paul Crosbie (above)

BAPTISM Contact Fr Stephen Bould
07584 411475 sfb@olhocsa.com

CAFOD
CATHOLIC AGENCY FOR OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT (CAFOD). www.cafod.org.uk. The parish CAFOD team includes Sue Altarelli suealtarelli@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk;  Jenny Beaugeard 07717 751857 jenny.beaugeard@gmail.com; Felicity Todd 07774 401157 ft014j1351@gmail.com, Mary Kirk mary.kirk@btinternet.com, 07786 438395, Sylvia Weal sylvia.wealxxx@gmail.com

CATECHIST

CEMETERY
The right to be buried in the small consecrated graveyard attached to St Edmunds is at the discretion of the parish priest, within the norms set by the graveyard regulations. In the absence of a parish priest, please contact Rev Canon David Bagstaff
david.bagstaff@rcdea.org. uk    tel. 01728 452782

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 0778 9994906 safeguarding@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

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

COMMUNICATIONS (website, newsletter and social media)
Website administrator and newsletter: Mary Kirk email: comms@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk  Tel: 07786 438395

COMPLAINTS
Coastal Dean Fr Anthony Nwankwo 01493 842001
Rev Canon David Bagstaff
david.bagstaff@rcdea.org. uk    tel. 01728 452782

CONFIRMATION
Normally celebrated every second year.

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

DISCUSSION GROUP
comms@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

ECUMENISM
Representatives of Churches Together in Bungay:
Georgina Connolly 01986 896967, Carole Hunt 01986 894656
Harleston Clergy Fraternal:

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Typically these members of the parish administer communion at Mass, and may take Communion to the sick and housebound under the direction of the Parish Priest. This ministry recommenced  at Corpus Christi 2023, after refresher training.

FAITH ENQUIRY (formerly Rite of Christian Initiation as Adults): Fr Stephen Bould

FINANCE AND FABRIC COMMITTEE

(Parish priest), Sue Allen, Pio Altarelli, Pete Johnson, Terry Jones,  Neil Mayhew (treasurer),  Crispin Muir, Sue Riseborough. Contact: treasurerstedmundsrc@outlook.com

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
The First Communion programme usually runs from Advent to the Feast of Corpus Christi in May-June.

FLOWERS
Bungay:    Aida Shaw   07899 683753 aidapshaw@gmail.com

FOOD BANK
The Waveney Foodbank is the Parish’s chosen local Charity. Bungay and Harleston are both food collection points. For more details contact: 0808 208 2138 (Freephone)  info@waveney.foodbank.org.uk

FUNERALS
Contact Fr Stephen Bould

GARDENING CLUB

GIFT AID
Forms for Gift Aid and planned giving are available from the Gift Aid organiser, Sue Allen giftaidbungay@rcdea.org.uk.

HALLS
St Edmunds Parish Hall , Bungay
Manager: 07899 683753 Aida Shaw aidapshaw@gmail.com
Jay’s Green Hall, Harleston
Bookings:  Donna Ormston 07795 271544 ormstond@hotmail.co.uk; maintenance:  Jane Dooley 07917 032048.

HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST SPONSORED CYCLE RIDE
Bungay (Suffolk)      Carole Hunt 01986 894656
Harleston (Norfolk)   Mary Kirk mary.kirk@btinternet.com

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
Contact: Fr Stephen Bould

MEDITATION GROUP

 MUSIC AT MASS
Bungay:    Clare Seabrook     music@stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk

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

NEWSLETTER
The newsletter is distributed weekly at the Sunday Masses and is also available on the parish website. Inclusions should be with Fr Stephen or Mary Kirk by the preceding Thursday afternoon.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL – currently suspended
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.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL CONSTITUTION
See www.stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk/pcc-constitution 

 READERS AT MASS (rotas)
Bungay:  Neil Mayhew  07388287617 nmayhew3@gmail.com

 ST EDMUNDS PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
Meet in St Edmunds Hall every Wednesday from 9.15-11.15am during school terms. The cost is £1.50 per family, which includes snacks and drinks. Contact: Fiona (07950 786961), Sam (07783966644) or Helen (07561059394).

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

SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: St Edmund’s Roman Catholic Parish Bungay & Harleston
Twitter/X:@stedsbungay

TREASURER
Neil Mayhew treasurerstedmundsrc@outlook.com 07388287617

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

WEBSITE (See Communications)

WEDDINGS
Contact Fr Stephen Bould. Six months’ notice and a time of preparation are required by the Church. Please note that Carole Hunt is the designated registrar at St Edmunds.