The 10.00am Mass on Monday 17th December will be moved to 10.30am and it will be a Requiem Mass for Michael Carney.



During Advent we spiritually re-live the hopes and expectations of the Old Testament; awaiting the coming Messiah.

Gaudete Sunday


Gaudete Sunday introduces the third week of Advent, and it takes its name from the Latin word Gaudete – “Rejoice”. Rose-coloured vestments on that day may be worn instead of purple, that is why Gaudete Sunday is also known as “Rose Sunday”. The readings on the third Sunday emphasize the joyous anticipation of the Lord’s coming. Continue reading “Advent”

Christmas Services

Here’s a list of Christmas Services at St Teresa’s, Ashford:

Advent Penitential Service

Wednesday 19th December at St Teresa’s Church at 7.30pm

Monday 24th December

5.30pm – First Mass of Christmas (special invitation for Children dressed up as Angels, Shepherds, Wise Men, Mary, Joseph, camels, sheep etc.)
All children are invited to take part in the Toy’s Procession (at the Offertory at all Masses) leaving gifts from our children for others in need locally.
11.30pm – Singing of Carols
12.00 – Midnight Mass

Tuesday 25th December

8.00am – Mass
9.15am – Mass at St Ambrose, Wye
10.30am – Mass
12.30 – Mass in Polish

Wednesday 26th December

10.00am – Mass with a special invitation for Altar Servers
11.30am – Mass in Polish Continue reading “Christmas Services”


LAST UPDATE: 15th December 2018

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS & DIARY Please pick up a Christmas card from the porch which gives the times of the Christmas Masses & a free Parish Diary.

ST AMBROSE WYE After Mass on Sunday 16th December there will be refreshments in the Stonegate Room. Everyone is very welcome.

WILLIAM HARVEY HOSPITAL CAROL SERVICE Monday 17th December at 6.00pm.  Meet outside the chapel at the front entrance. All welcome.

FLOWER LADIES meet Sunday 23rd December at 1.00pm to arrange flowers for Christmas. More Volunteers are needed for help with the Church Flowers. Please see Fr Peter if you can help.

OFS meeting Tuesday 18th December at 7.00pm in the Priests’ house. All welcome.

REPOSITORY SHOP There are many Christmas items for sale in the shop: Cards, Nativity sets, Diaries, Advent Calendars, Candles etc. Please pop in after all Masses and take a look.

ST TERESA’S YOUTH GROUP It would be great if we could start a Youth Group again, but we need a solid team of adult leaders, so there can be a good number of responsible people on the rota. This invitation is open to anybody over 18 who wants to give a few hours of time every month to the youth of our Parish. After Christmas, we would like to organise a series of training sessions for the volunteers. If you can help, please see Fr Peter, send an email or call.

CYMFED FLAME 2019 The biggest Catholic Youth event is back. Young people are invited to go to FLAME in Wembley Arena on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Please contact Fr Peter or Louise on 610025 if you would like to attend.