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New Guide Book Launched

Excitement for the long awaited Guidebook for the Shrine Church of Saints Peter, Paul and Saint Philomena. We have been researching the heritage of the church, collecting photos, stories and generally playing detective under the careful guidance of Graphic Designer, Mark Proctor and Editor, local Architectural Historian, Peter de Figuereido. The new Guide Book is nearly ready. The book will be sent to proof readers on Monday 24th March and to the

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The Dome of Home Wins a Third Heritage Lottery Fund Project

The Dome of Home Wins a Third Heritage Lottery Fund Project Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church, New Brighton has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a third project, this time to restore the two beautiful marble side chapels, it was announced today. Total possible HLF Award could be £250k for this project. The aim is to halt water dripping through the barrel roofs, brickwork and windows around the side chapels, restoring

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The Roman Martyrology

The Roman Martyrology is, like the Roman Missal and the Roman Breviary, an official liturgical book of the Catholic Church.  It provides an extensive but not exhaustive list of the saints recognized by the Church. The Roman Martyrology was first published in 1583 by Pope Gregory XIII, who in the year before had decreed the revision of the calendar that is called, after him, the Gregorian Calendar.  A second edition was published in the same year. 

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Shop : help required!

Can you give an hour or so during the week in the shop so that we can open and welcome visitors at other times? (Two volunteers will work together) Contact John to arrange times. Please complete rota in file on table at back of church for Friday-Sunday opening. Much of the stock has been donated and proceeds go towards the church restoration. Do you have any good quality traditional religious items that we could sell? Contact John on 0790 8219842.

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