Congratulations go to the teenagers who received Confirmation last Friday and the children who made their First Holy Communion yesterday. They are our future- and we are proud of them.

Don’t forget that the Repository is open at lunchtimes during the week and after Masses on Sunday.

With this newsletter you should find a flier advertising our CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION  next Sunday 29th May. It is important that this is a worthy act of public witness to our Eucharistic belief. Please encourage others to join you – and pray for sunshine! The Procession starts from the Assumption Church in Warwick Street which is just behind Regents Street and backing onto Golden Square. Look it up on Google!

The Rosary is recited after each weekday during May after 6 pm Mass.

The recent collection for the victims of the  earthquakes in Japan  has raised £720  – a sincere “thank you” to those who contributed.

SVP Bike Ride. This year’s ride to raise funds for SVP will take place on 12th June. Cyclists will leave St James’s at 9.30 am and take advantage of the new East-West cycle superhighway to visit Essex, reaching the Rainham Marshes bird sanctuary by the Thames. To ride or sponsor please contact Simon Webb ( or Bill Metcalf (

The London Charterhouse Catenians are a fellowship of business and professional men. They meet on the first Tuesday in the month at 7pm for a dinner 8-10pm at the Kingsley Hotel by Thistle, 36-37 Bloomsbury Way WC1A 2SD. For further information web: or email: or phone: 020 7724 4606

This year’s Marylebone Fayre takes place on Sunday 19th June. We are being asked to play our part in an ecumenical stall. Volunteers needed to help all day – and to provide cakes: there are lists at the back of church – please sign up!

Last week’s giving £3, 083 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)