Dear Parishioner,

Thanks to all those who have helped us get both churches ready for opening this weekend. It really is good that we are able to welcome people back and we keep in our thoughts and prayers those who are still shielding and self-isolating as they are still very much of our community! We will continue the track and trace procedures that we have put in place even though now we are told that these are not mandatory. I think it helps people feel safer in these difficult times So please, continue to use the online system of recording your names. The celebration of Mass will be slightly different – more like a weekday celebration than our usual Sunday experience. The Mass, of course, is at the heart of our Catholic way of life, so its celebration is always important and meaningful to us. Please remember these simple guidelines:

Try to avoid congregating in the narthex or foyer of church.

Stewards will be on hand to offer advice.

The Mass will be shorter with no congregational singing and no children’s liturgy.

Communion will be distributed under one kind and there is no obligation to receive Holy Communion. 

The celebration will need to be conducted within the parameters of social distancing and hygiene.

It will not be possible to gather after Mass for tea or coffee.

The obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is still suspended and it may be that some people may prefer to attend Mass during the week when the church will be less busy. Both churches will remain closed during the week and will only open for the celebration of the Mass. Live streaming from St Teresa’s will continue on Sunday at 11.30am and weekdays on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9.30am. 

There will be a cap on the number able to attend Mass as social distancing means that we cannot use every pew and every seat. Thanks to those who have volunteered to act as stewards and they will help to ensure that all runs smoothly. But, of course, we will rely on the cooperation and goodwill of everyone! 

At the recent Parish Council meeting, via Zoom the plans for fundraising for Mongu were discussed. The event on the 23rd August didn’t receive a great deal of support, so the idea is being rethought! But we will want to do all that we can to raise money for Mongu this year.

If you do have a Lenten money box for Mongu, these can now be handed in.

The London and Slough runs are still very much in need of your support. Items can be left in the porch of the parish centre from 10am-4pm every Sunday.

St John Henry Newman Parish are hosting a Zoom meeting for café Beloved Disciples course. It is being led by Deacon Paul Priestley. It is on Saturdays at 11am starting on the 27th June through till the 18th July – Each week either David Wells or David Payne will give a recorded talk. Please contact or 07591462894 in advance for a meeting invitation.

It is possible to purchase copies of the TABLET – they are on sale in the narthex. Also MAGNIFICAT for July is on sale

May God continue to bless you and your families.

 Best wishes - Fr Seán, Fr Shyju , Deacon Brent and Sister Winifred.

Live Streamed Masses

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat   9:30 am

Sunday 11:30 am

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Find Childrens' Creation Here.





Welcome to St Dunstan's Catholic Church, Bourne End

St. Dunstan's R.C. Church is located in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire bordering on the River Thames. St. Dunstan's Parish is clustered with St Teresa's in Beaconsfield (

On Sunday, 15th April 1956, the first Catholic Church in Bourne End - St Dunstan's - was blessed by Bishop Parker of Northampton. The simple wooden building was a result of eight months' work at weekends and evenings by an enthusiastic band of parishioners, with only one qualified bricklayer!

Prior to this, the Bourne End congregation attended Mass in the dance hall at the Red Lion Pub near the railway station. Mass at that time was celebrated by priests from Burnham, Father Noel Burditt and Father George McCann.

The 'new' Church was consecrated by Bishop Charles Grant and is of a modern design with a fan-shaped worshipping area, a presbytery, parish offices and a car park.

If you are planning to move to the area, you may be sure of a warm welcome. If you are looking for a Catholic primary school for your children, St Peter's Catholic Combined School in Marlow serves the Parish.

Bourne End has a good selection of shops, a library, a primary school, a secondary school and a railway station (Thames Trains).

Whether for a short visit or a long stay, we hope you will enjoy being part of our 'living community of faith'. Mgr Sean Healy is the Parish Priest for both St Dunstan's Parish and St Teresa's Parish in Beaconsfield.