St Dunstan and John Vianney Moston.


December 2021

Saturdays (First Mass of Sunday)

St. Dunstan’s 12 noon

(except on Christmas Day)

Please pray for Pope Francis our spiritual leader inspired by the Holy Spirit, as he faithfully leads the church. He invites us all in this difficult time to “welcome the gift of hope  that comes from Christ”. Pray for him as he prays for us.

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Christmas Services.

Mon 20th Dec                 11.30am St John Vianney’s

Thu   23th Dec                 10am St. Dunstan’s      11.30am St John Vianney’s

Fri     24th Dec                 10am St. Dunstan’s      11.30am St John Vianney’s  

Sat     25th Dec                 10am St. Dunstan’s      11.30am St John Vianney’s  

Sun    26th Dec                 10am St. Dunstan’s      11.30am St John Vianney’s  

Mon 27th Dec  to Friday 31st Dec               12 noon St. Dunstan’s

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Tue 28th Dec        7pm Carol service in aid of Francis House,                                                 the Children’s Hospice in Didsbury.

This service of readings and carols at St. Dunstan’s church will be led by the St Dunstan’s AODS and conducted by John Goggins. Admission is free and you are simple asked to make a voluntary donation of any amount to the charity at the end of the event if you wish to. Thank you.

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Until December 20th Mass takes place at St John Vianney on Sunday, Monday and Friday at 11.30 each morning and at St Dunstan’s 12 noon on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays.

Its important that we are not only safe in church but feel safe as well and others feel comfortable near us.

There will be no relaxation of our measures at this present time.

Because of the infection rate Please be extra careful. Thank you.

please keep an eye on this page and on our facebook page for updates.

There is no obligation to attend a Sunday Mass.

Masses are subject to regulations and also to having enough volunteers to help at each Mass.

Please do your best to attend a weekday Mass instead of Sunday.

Please wear a mask unless exempt.

Only sit during mass. Do not kneel or stand.

And please follow any instructions given.

If you are receiving Holy Communion, receive on the outstretched hand.

Please adhere to these instructions, thank you.

A grateful thanks to the volunteers who welcome people into church for Mass and who sanitise after the Mass. No one expected this need to last more than a few weeks when in fact its lasted so far almost two years.

Volunteers are still needed to give others a rest.

Eucharistic ministers and readers please volunteer once again to help when you feel comfortable doing so. If you take communion to a sick or housebound person only do so if you feel safe and they feel safe, thank you.

A Local Saint?
We may soon have a local Saint. Her cause for sainthood has been sent to the Vatican. ELIZABETH PROUT worked with the poor and starving in the north Manchester slums, setting up schools, feeding families, educating their children and looking after the refugees of the Irish potato famine. Much of the work of Elizabeth and her followers took place in the Angel Meadows area, in St Chad’s and St Patrick’s parishes. Elizabeth and her followers in the Cross and passion order ministered tirelessly to the poor of Manchester.
Pray to her and pray for her canonization.

We reopen in mid-January 2022. All safety arrangements have been put into place you will be perfectly safe but please wear a mask. We really are looking forward to seeing you once again at these parish groups.
The Scout and other youth groupsThe Tuesday Friendship group-The Parish AODS

First communion

Any families who took part in the sacramental programme last year and whose children made their first confession before the lockdown should make contact in January after any Mass to make arrangements for the Communion celebration.


Those families who have registered for their children to receive the sacrament of Confirmation should make contact in January after any Mass to make arrangements for the Confirmation celebration.

Both churches

Two or three volunteers are still needed at each Mass to welcome parishioners as stewards and others to quickly sanitise for ten minutes after Mass. Can you spare time to help?

Donations to St Dunstan and John Vianney Parish

Thank you to everyone especially for your donations and cheques for the past year.

making a bank payment

If you would like to donate through your bank or by phone app, occasionally or on a regular basis. we have a Salford diocese business account please ask for details.

Several people already use this quick and efficient method to support our parish.

Envelopes If you use envelopes pick up a box as you come to church.

 The original 1978 St Matthew’s School staff at their 40th reunion


St John Vianney’s

Parish Priest Martin Saunders.