2016 Notable Events

On this page we plan to build up a record of events or activities we think parishioners will be interested in looking at in future years.

10 April 2016


Altar Servers 2Altar ServersOn Sunday 10 April at 1030 mass, we were delighted to see some of our new Altar Servers receiving their medals – in recognition of completing their initial training.  Others received their medals at evening Mass.

“Well done!” to all of you – and sincere thanks for your continued commitment to making a great contribution to our Masses and other services.

(Many thanks to Toni Harrison and Hilary Harrison for supplying the photographs.)

16 March 2016


St Benet’s Minister Catholic Church has regular collections to assist the desperately poor abroad – and we actively support the “Congo School for Peace” and “Mary’s Meals”. But we are also aware that there are many deserving causes much closer to home. As a parish, we have decided to nominate two local charities each year, to be the focus for other fund raising activities.

We are delighted to report the results for 2015, mainly from the St Benet’s Flower Festival, organised by Rona Baxter, regular Market Stalls led by Pam Storey, and sponsored walks.

20160316_193230At a Charity Event on Wednesday 16th March, two cheques for £1361. 34 were presented.

The first went to Lynne Nobbs, chair of the EACH Lowestoft Friends Support Group – presented by Rona Baxter, supported by Brian Lewis, chair of our PPC.


20160316_193320Then, Pam Storey presented the cheque to Lucy Goldsmith from Sandra Chapman Oncology Unit at the James Paget Hospital.

In turn, Lynne and Lucy then told us something of their work and the uses to which our funds will be put.


For 2016, our chosen charities are the May Centre, Beccles and the Louise Hamilton Hospice appeal – and guests from them explained their work. Over £200 was generously donated during the evening; a great start to our 2016 campaign for these organisations.

20160316_192812The Mayor of Beccles, Hugh Taylor with his wife Angela, attended the event and we all enjoyed a splendid buffet. Recognising that it was the eve of St Patrick’s Day, entertainment with an Irish flavour was provided by parishioners from both St Benet’s and Bungay Catholic Church which share a common patronage.

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