Welcome to the website of the Catholic Parish of St John Henry Newman, which was founded on 1st October 2010, by the Rt. Rev. Peter Doyle, then Bishop of Northampton.
We consist of two Catholic churches: St Wulstan’s church in Totteridge and Our Lady of Grace church in Booker.
We are part of the R C Diocese of Northampton whose bishop is the Rt. Rev. David Oakley.
Our Parish Newsletter
Our newsletter is an important document which brings to our parishioners all the latest information, including:
- Times of Masses and devotions at our two churches.
- Readings and prayers.
- Parish and Diocesan notices and news.
- Contact details.
TO DOWNLOAD OR VIEW the most recent Newsletter, simply click the link at the top right of this web site.
The month of March is dedicated to
The Holy Father’s intention for March:
For Victims of Abuse
We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.
NEXT WEEKS MASSES
(12th – 18th March 2023)
SATURDAY (18th) 5.00pm Our Lady of Grace
SUNDAY (19th) 9.00am St Wulstan’s (FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT)
SUNDAY (20th) 11.00am Our Lady of Grace (FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT) Rose Alichukwu well being
MONDAY (21st) 9.30am St Augustine’s (St Joseph)
TUESDAY (22nd) 10.00am St Wulstan’s Margaret for strength in suffering
WEDNESDAY (23rd) 9.30am St Augustine’s Victor Ilofuan Int
THURSDAY (24th) 7.00pm Our Lady of Grace
FRIDAY (25th) 9.30am St Augustine’s Paula McGovern RIP
SATURDAY (26th) 9.30am St Augustine’s The Annunciation of Our Lord Mary Bull birthday
PALM SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Please note that the Palm Sunday morning Mass at Our Lady of Grace will be at 11.30am. This is because the Masses will take longer on that day and it may not be possible to get from St Wulstan’s to Our Lady of Grace for 11.00am.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Tuesday 28th March 7.00pm Penitential Service at St Augustine’s
PALM SUNDAY 1st April 5.00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Grace
PALM SUNDAY 2nd April 9.00am Mass at St Wulstan’s and at St Augustine’s
PALM SUNDAY 2nd April 11.30am Mass at Our Lady Of Grace and at St Augustine’s
PALM SUNDAY 2nd April 6.00pm Mass at St Augustine’s
Monday of Holy Week 3rd April 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Augustine’s
Monday of Holy Week 3rd April 9.30am Mass at St Augustine’s
Tuesday of Holy Week 4th April 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Augustine’s
Tuesday of Holy Week 4th April 9.30am Mass at St Augustine’s
Tuesday of Holy Week 4th April 10.00am Mass at St Wulstan’s
Tuesday of Holy Week 4th April 10.30am Confessions at St Wulstan’s
Tuesday of Holy Week 4th April 6.00pm Confessions at St Augustine’s
Wednesday of Holy Week 5th April 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Augustine’s
Wednesday of Holy Week 5th April 9.30am Mass at St Augustine’s
Wednesday of Holy Week 5th April 6.00pm Confessions at St Augustine’s (Last opportunity before Easter)
MAUNDY THURSDAY 6th April 11.00am Chrism Mass at the Cathedral at Northampton
MAUNDY THURSDAY 6th April 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by watching at the Altar of Repose ending with Compline at Midnight. This will be at Our Lady of Grace and at St Augustine’s.
GOOD FRIDAY 7th April 3.00pm Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion. This will be at Our Lady of Grace and at St Augustine’s.
GOOD FRIDAY 7th April 7.00pm “Tenebrae Service” at St Wulstan’s
HOLY SATURDAY 8th April Easter Vigil to be held at Our Lady of Grace and at St Augustine’s
EASTER SUNDAY 9th April 9.00am Mass at St Wulstan’s and at St Augustine’s
EASTER SUNDAY 9th April 11.00am Mass at Our Lady of Grace and at St Augustine’s
NEXT YEAR THE SACRED TRIDUUM IS TO BE CELEBRATED AT ST WULSTAN’S. IT SEEMS BETTER NOT TO SPLIT THE CELEBRATIONS BETWEEN TWO CHURCHES, FOR THE THREE DAYS ARE REALLY ONE SINGLE CELEBRATION – AND IT IS EASIER TO REMEMBER WHERE THE SERVICES ARE.
IN PREPARATION for the SYNOD OF BISHOPS 2023
To learn more about the Synod click on the picture below
Guidance for Parishioners attending Mass in our churches
A full explanation of the procedures and precautions that are necessary in and around our churches can be found on our COVID-19 page.
Latest updates appear in our Newsletter, which can be downloaded from the link at the top of this page.
Live streaming from our Cathedral in Northampton
Those who happen to isolate for various reasons will be able to connect with our Cathedral in Northampton and join the live stream on: https://northamptondiocese.org/live/
The daily Mass readings, provided by Universalis, can also be read on our Liturgy web page
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
As You are already there, I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
based on a prayer by St Alphonsus Liguori
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done to me according to thy word.
V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt amongst us.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you for your continuous help and support. I know we are living in very surreal times.
You all have always contributed to the maintenance of our churches, some through Standing Orders and others via envelopes or cash. But among the impacts of COVID-19, some ways of contributing have become more difficult.
The standing orders are still coming into our account. Others have already started giving online on the Diocesan Website, which is truly appreciated.
I know that some families in our parish might be in financial difficulties and not be able to donate, so they should not feel obliged to do so.
Our DONATE page lists the ways in which you can continue your contribution to our parish. These include an online donation on the Diocesan website, a standing order via the donor’s own bank, and our 200 Club. All necessary links and details are included.
Thank you for your generosity!
Bishop David’s latest Pastoral Letter
Our Patron: Saint John Henry Newman
In October 2010, the parishes of St Wulstan’s in Totteridge and of Our Lady of Grace in Booker were merged together into one parish & the chapels of St Edmund Campion in Hazlemere and St James’ the Great in Downley were joined to the new parish.
The new Parish was dedicated to the XIX Century English cardinal, Saint John Henry Newman, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI during his State Visit to the UK on 19th September 2010. He was subsequently canonised by Pope Francis on 13th October 2019 at St Peter’s in the Vatican State.