Angel Tree: Christmas Giving (Friends of St Eugene)

ANGEL TREE This Christmas season, the Friend’s of St Eugene are in partnership with Angel Tree, a charity which facilitates gift-giving from prisoners to their children at Christmas. We are asking 30 people in our local church community to assist us in this work.

We have two different options for you to give to this cause this Christmas:
1.Buy a gift of no more than £15 (plus optional £5 for postage and packaging). You can choose to wrap the gift if you wish.
2.Donate £15 (plus optional £5 for p/p) – we will then purchase and wrap the gift on your behalf. If you would like to participate in this worthy cause, please contact Eileen McLaughlin or see her after Mass on Sunday at 11am.
Email:, Tel: 07852 372 923.

The next meeting of the Friends of St Eugene takes place on Tuesday 20th November at 7.15pm – 8.30pm with tea and coffee provided from 7pm. The venue is at Mazenod Centre. New members are very welcome. For more information please contact Eileen on the above number.

2017 parish financial summary



Offertory:  £40,868 (includes weekly loose plate, gift aid donations and standing orders = 49% of total income); Gift Aid rebate:  £8902 (11% of total income); Donations:  £10,057 (12% of total income); Candles, Rep and Papers:  £3023 (4% of total income); Other Income:  £15,633 (19% of total income); Parish activities: £1317 (2% of total income); Growing in Faith £3942 (5% of total inc0me)


Parish Ministry:  £17,807 (26% of total expense); Contribution to Diocese:  £8063 (12% of total expense); Candles, Rep and Papers: £1540 (2% of total expense); Property:  £32,743 (48% of total expense); Admin and other costs:  £4801  (7% of total expense); Liturgical: £1632 (2% of total expense); Parish activities (2%) of total expense)

SURPLUS for the year: £15,584

Memories of English Martyrs

Have you lived in English Martyrs Parish for many years? Do you have stories to tell about your life or the life of your family in the area? A research team from University College London and the Bartlett School of Architecture are conducting a major historical project, Survey of London, with particular emphasis on the history of East London buildings.  They are appealing to the parish for contributions to the section which focuses on English Martyrs Church. They have visited the church several times in the last few months, and you can now see the results:

In the section headed ‘memories’ they would like parishioners to give their account of past activities in the parish, and in the church itself. If you want to know more, please contact the project organiser Sarah Milne (