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CAFOD Tree Planting

After 11:00 Mass on Sunday 27th November, the congregation was invited to the grass area in front of the Priest’s House to witness Fr Tim completing the final stage of planting three Betula Nigra ‘Heritage’ trees. This is part of Cafod’s work to enhance the local environment and to help save our planet. The week, 26th November to 4th December was National Tree Week 2022 .

We have also planted a mixed hedge of blackthorn and hawthorn next to the boundary between the church and the school nature reserve to encourage insect and bird life.

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Fr Tim Silver Jubilee

Fr Tim was joined by fellow clergy to  celebrate mass on the occasion of the silver jubilee of his ordination.

This was followed by a celebration party at St Mary & St Joseph’s primary school where attendees enjoyed a magnificent spread accompanird by tea, coffee, wine and fizz! Thank you to Angela who organised this event.

Congratulations also to Judith who celebrated her birthday on the same day.

SILVER JUBILEE TEA – a celebration birthday/jubilee tea with cake and fizz will be held in the Swanage hall
on Sunday 30th October at 4pm especially for those who were unable to make the Monday evening
celebration at St Joseph’s Wool. No tea after Swanage Mass that day.

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Creation Mass 2021



Do you know what’s happening in the Parish to celebrate the month of Creation?       

Click here to find out  (2 pages – remember to scroll down)

Have you seen the Poster?  Click here

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Christmas Wreaths 2020

Christmas Sparkle

Parisioners under the guidance of Liz White have created the dazzling array of Christmas wreaths shown below. Thank you all for adding such colour to this most unusual Christmas.



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Virtual Pilgimage

Below are some of the the ways in which we have contributed to the 264 mile pilgrimage to Walsingham>

Round the Island walk

A group of parishioners and friends added miles to our pilgrimage by walking around the Portland coastal path. A ten-mile treck over sometimes difficult terrain was quite a challenge, especially when you consider that at least half of the team are over 70.
If you would like sponser us, please visit our JustGiving page.

The whole team at the half-way point – Portland Bill

Leading by example


Liz and Bernard White braved what look like challenging conditions to add miles to the Walsingham virtual pilgrimage challenge.

Mary and Jim set the ball rolling

Mary and Jim Wetherill, ably assisted by granddaughter Felicity, gave the Wool to Walsingham Virtual Pilgrimage a good start by cycling from Wareham to Lulworth together – 9 miles. Mary and Jim then continued to Wool before returning to Wareham – a total of 25 miles. Each mile contributes towards the pilgrmage total distance of 264 miles. Click here find out more about the pilgrimage.

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Bishop’s Visit February 2020

We were pleased to welcome Bishop Mark to our parishes over the weekend of 22/23 February 2020. he said Mass at Wareham on Saturday 22nd and at Swanage and Wool on Sunday 23rd. The pictutres show him enjoying a fine buffet meal and a chat with parishioners in St Mary’s and St Joseph’s School Hall.


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