Liturgy and Ministry

Eucharistic ministers assist the priests in distributing Holy Communion at Mass. They are also available to take Holy Communion to any parishioner unable to get to Sunday Mass due to sickness or being housebound. If you know somebody who would like to receive Communion at home, contact the parish office.

Our readers proclaim God’s word at Mass on a rota basis. Readers should be baptised Catholics and able to read English clearly. Training is provided.

The Bethany Group provides support to those who are recently bereaved. They organise an annual bereavement service for those who have been bereaved in the last year. This is led by our parish priest and is followed by a tea. They also assist the priest during the blessing of the graves at Worting Road cemetery every November.

The Lord’s Flock are a charismatic community, gathering together for praise and worship, to learn more about the Word of God and for fellowship on Saturday evenings.

Our music groups lead worship in a variety of different styles. The 9am Choir sings in four part harmony and welcomes anybody who would like to join. Cantorg combines organ and a solo cantor voice to lead the congregation in song three times a month at the 11am Sunday Mass. The Popley Music Group uses voices and instruments at the 11am Mass once a month. The Filipino Choir members bring their uplifting sound to the 11am every other month. The 6.30pm Sunday evening Mass is served by piano players, musicians, The Lord’s Flock and Cantorg on a rotating basis. Some masses are reflective in nature with singing led by the priest.

The Kneeler Group aims to provide unique sewn kneelers for St Bede’s church. Over time, we will be replacing the existing grey kneelers in the church with beautiful locally-designed ones. We work at our own pace in our own homes in addition to meeting every other month at St Bede’s and informally in each others homes. If you aren’t able to create a kneeler, why not sponsor one? Contact the parish office for more information.