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April 2020. Dear Parishioners,

We hope you are all keeping safe in these very difficult times

Now that the churches of St John Fisher and St Richard are closed, there is no money coming in on the weekly offertory plates which produce a substantial amount of the total income of the parish.

However, many of our expenses remain unaltered.

As a result there is now a £1,300 per month shortfall between current income and costs.

This is untenable if it continues and therefore we need to do something now.

If you usually give your donation to the church through the weekly plate, can we please ask you to consider normalising it with a regular monthly Standing Order/ gift-aided donation?

Gift Aid does not cost you anything if you pay any Income Tax and any income tax you have paid on the money you donate will be given to the Parish by the inland revenue. This makes every £1.00 you give into £1.25

A Standing Order/Gift Aid form can be downloaded by clicking HERE. 

Please email completed forms to John Macaulay -

If you do not feel you are able to commit to a regular monthly payment at the current time, this is appreciated as many of us will be facing our own financial problems.  However, any amount you can afford to give will be very much appreciated and can be given by clicking the following button.  Again this donation can be “Gift Aided”

This will help to keep the Parish from a potential difficult situation.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

With Best Wishes

Chris Shackleton

Treasurer St John Fisher Wellington/St Richard Wiveliscombe

On behalf of the Finance and General Purposes Committee






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Fr Ikeokwu Nduh


57 Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8AX

Tel: 01823 662283



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Fr. Ikeokwu is pleased to announce that the church has been opened for private prayer since Sunday 26 July 2020.

Social distancing according to the Government regulations must still be strictly observed.

Please wear your face mask while inside the Church building.

The Mass Celebrations resumed at St John Fisher on Sunday 2 August, 2020 at the usual time of 11.15 am, and also on Wednesdays at 9:15 am and Saturdays 10 am.

With social distancing in place, and considering the size of the Church, we will only be able to accommodate 15-20 people inside the church at a sitting.

Therefore, we would like Parishioners to make a call on the Church telephone (01823 662283) to book for a place in the Church, or let us know they will be in attendance.

The first 15-20 callers will be able to have have seats.

As for St Richards, Wiveliscombe, the Mass celebrations will resume on Sunday 9/August/2020 at 09 am and Weekday Mass will be on Thursdays at 10 am. Here, too, the church will only accommodate 15-20 parishioners at a sitting. First callers will be first to be admitted.

Whilst looking forward with great joy to seeing you on Sunday 2 August 2020, I wish you all God’s abundant blessings.

Fr. Ikeokwu Nduh MSP