wish Br. Bede every success as he embarks on his studies in Oxford.

BAPTISM:  baptisms should take place as soon as possible, preferably within weeks of the birth. Those wishing to have their child baptised please contact the parish office to register for the course of instruction.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO JOIN OUR TEAM who look after our beautifulChurch! If you can give an hour or two to help with cleaning the church (a very rewarding experience) during the week, please contact the parish office. Thank you.

FOODBANK For those wishing to donate money to the Foodbank please do so directly via the website (seeded by the Trussell Trust).  The donate button is located directly underneath the Logo.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS needed for the 12noon Mass on Sundays, please contact the parish office if you can be of assistance.

VETERANS UK please see notice boards for, Ministry of Defence guide to the Veterans Welfare Service.

RECYCLED CHRISTMAS CARDS: Many thanks to all those who bought cards and made donations to the work of the Medical Missionaries of Mary in south Sudan. We raised over £500. For remaining cards, phone 020 8998 0816. Thank you!

THE EALING CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP, at Church of Christ the Saviour, Ealing Broadway, has cards supporting the work of CAFOD, Apostleship of the Sea, St. Vincent de Paulamongst others, from 29 Oct –19 Dec, 10-5pm (Mon – Sat)

EALING CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT on Sat 16 Nov at St. Barnabas Church. Pitshanger Lane at 7.30pm, English music including psalm settings by Holst and Britten’s well-loved cantata ‘St. Nicholas’ which will feature 3 Ealing Abbey choristers as the pickled boys. For tickets please call 07957 923 341. (£17, £15 & £3 for under 18’s)

DARE BE YOURSELF: Being, Sharing and Learning, Invitation to Perspective one nigh 28 Nov: arrival 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Email:   Booking required.

BOOK CIRCLE meets on Wed 27 November at 8.15pm, in the Dominic Young Room, to discuss House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.  All are welcome. The book for the next meeting in January will be An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

DIOCESAN FORMATION FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION at Vaughan House, 46 Francis St. SW1P 1QN, on Thursday 14th November, 7-8.30pm. Suggested donation £5.  Please register at

CELEBRATION OF VESPERS as part of the launch of the Year of the Word at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday 1st December at 3.30pm with Bishop Paul McAleenan.  All are welcome. For specially adapted text of Evening Prayer click on

EALING CHURCHES WINTER NIGHT SHELTER (ECWNS) 2020. Ealing Abbey will be hosting the Night Shelter on 7 Friday evenings from 3 Jan – 14 Feb inclusive. If you would like to register as a volunteer please complete the online registration form All volunteers must register with ECWNS even if they have registered before. Please also contact Deacon Gordon with your details: Information Session Dates on Saturday 14 & 21 Dec, 3.30-5pm in the coffee shop.

FLOWERS: the flowers in the church by the statue of Our Lady are in memory of Leopold Balderamos. Please keep him in your prayers. To arrange for flowers in memory of loved ones or in thanksgiving, please contact the parish office.

EALING ABBEY COUNSELLING SERVICE: a non-denominational counselling service offering 1:1 and couples’ counselling at 1a Montpelier Avenue. For appointments call 020 8998 3361 or email: SUPPORT: our parish offers a confidential bereavement support service for anyone who would like help in their grief. Please telephone 020 8862 2167 or 0208 8622160 where you can also leave a message from the parish office