St. Dunstan’s Parish Moston

 Including St. John Vianney’s and St. Margaret Mary’s Churches.

A community of communities
Let us refuse to be robbed of hope, or to allow our hope to be dimmed by facile answers and solutions which block our progress, “fragmenting” time and changing it into space. Time is always much greater than space. Space hardens processes, whereas time propels towards the future and encourages us to go forward in hope.
Tel: 0161 681 1410 
email: church @                   

Parish Priest  : Martin Saunders




Week starting Monday 14th August 2017

Mon Mass

Tues and 5pm Mass Holyday

Wed Mass

Thurs      10am Mass

Fri           10am Mass

Sat   Mass

Sat   (for Sunday)


St Dunstan’s 9.30am,    

St.Margaret Mary 10.30am

St John Vianney’s 11.30am


Fair Trade

There will be no Fair trade stall during the month of August.


If you would like to join us on the trip to the musical please add your names to the list at the back of church thank you.

Parish meetings

Finance committee, the social committee and the Parish centre committee will meet again during August. Please see the newsletter for details.





The musical Oliver was a first class production as usual. Rehearsals are now taking place for the next show. We can expect it to be another smash hit.

Strawberry Cream Teas Event

and Summer Draw

The event with all the hard work and volunteers  raised £2,100

an excellent response, congratulations.

The Loop System

The loop system for the hard of hearing has been upgraded at St. Dunstan’s. We hope it makes the celebration of Mass more accessible and enjoyable despite the disadvantage of being able to hear the homilies more clearly.


Our Catholic Schools.

It is always the duty of parents to choose the best school possible for their child’s education. To do otherwise would be to fail your children.   Our two associated primary schools have recently been praised by OFSTED and received excellent Section 48 reports. information freely available to read on the internet.

Calling all Catholic Singles

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages to meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website or speak to my good friend Daniel, an expert in these matters who is always very available for advice and information.   Any weddings arranged through Daniel will get a 50% discount. or email


Eucharistic Ministers

It is our shared priority to make sure that those who are sick and housebound are still valued and not forgotten. The Eucharistic ministers do a wonderful job in keeping the sick and housebound enrolled as valued members of the community.

Praying in Church

St. Dunstan’s Church is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. until 1.30 p.m. So please pop in to say a prayer and spend some time with the Lord. Please make use of the facility. Very few churches are open in this day and age.

Morning Coffee

On Thursday mornings after 10.00 a.m. Mass. Why not join us for morning coffee in the sacristy. Tea or coffee and a chat and some gossip, what else could you wish for.


Wedding Bells

A reminder that at least six months notice is required and residence in the local parishes.

Welcomers Club

The Welcomers meet on Tuesdays in St. Dunstan’s Parish Hall, Kenyon Lane, at 12.30-3.00 p.m. All reasonably normal people are welcome !

Parking at St. John Vianney’s

Please do not block the access road at the side of St. John Vianney’s car park or the access to the houses with your vehicle. St. Matthews’ car park can be used as an overflow. In fact please park at all three churches with care and respect for the neighbours.

Parish Laity Group

At the meetings parishioners from the proposed parishes setup  are working well together and recently discussions took place around the plans to reorganise the parishes of the diocese. A  summary of the three parish accounts was also given. The group will meet again after the Summer break.

Instruction Classes

Several people have asked about becoming Catholics and attend Mass on a regular basis. I am happy to discuss with anyone else who is interested a possible way forward.

The September School Class Masses

Please check the bulletins for variations

St Dunstan’s in church Wednesdays 9.30am

St. Margaret Mary’s in the convent Wednesdays 11.15am


Baptism arrangements

Initial forms are now available to request a baptism for your child. You need to live in one of the three parishes and be prepared to help your child to grow in the practice of the faith. All baptisms and marriages  are by appointment only.

Parish Centre Committee.

The team oversees the use of the parish centre. Phil Nicholls chairs the meetings. It is important for all of us that the hall is looked after and used in a responsible way for the benefit of everyone in the parish and community. I appreciate the cooperation and active support given by all the new team members. Let’s look forward rather than backwards. The disabled toilet has been opened and we are now enjoying the new lighting systems. The fire door has now been upgraded.



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