News from St Francis of Assisi!

Dedication of England as Mary’s Dowry: With the support of the Bishop’s Conference, every Catholic in England is being invited to participate in the public rededication of our country to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mary’s Dowry. This will be by a solemn act on Sunday 29th March 2020, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, the Sunday nearest to the Solemnity of the Annunciation. In preparation for this, everyone is encouraged on each of the three days leading up to 29th March to recite once a day a special form of the Angelus. These will be available in the parish on the weekend 21st/22nd March.

WOOL OR YARN NEEDED: The Knit & Stitch group at Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph churh, Lymington, will be holding a sale of work in aid of the Building Fund later in the year on Oct 30th.

Have you any wool/yarn that you could donate for us to make up into items we could sell. Any colour or ply, even unfinished projects can be utilised. Also, if you are a craftsperson could you contribute some of your work to the sale? Anything hand made. Please email Jill Heneghan

FR. RICHARD ROHR: This small lay group, supported by Fr David, has resumed its meetings and is open to new members from all three parishes and from local churches of other denominations. We read and share reflections on Fr Rohr’s writings & have a period of silent prayer, meeting at 7pm for 90 minutes on some Thursdays (with refreshments) in St Joseph’s Place, Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph church, Lymington.

Fr Rohr is a forward looking Franciscan Catholic theologian in America with a very large international following.

Please phone 01590-645521 if you would like more information.



Welcome to all holidaymakers and visitors!


Mass Times for St Francis of Assisi church, Milford on sea.


Monday                                                           No Mass


Tuesday                                                          No Mass


Wednesday                                                       10am  Mass


Thursday                                                        No Mass


Friday                                                              No Mass


Saturday                                                         No Mass


Sunday                                                             9am Mass




If you, or a family member, are going into hospital, please let your priest, Fr David, know first in case you/they require ‘Anointing of the Sick’ before being admitted: Tel: 01590 676696.  

If you are going into Lymington hospital, or a family member in hospital requests a priest, ring Fr David on the above number.

If you are going into Southampton General or Princess Anne hospital:

Father Joe McNerney is the new R.C. Hospital Chaplain.

Father Joe comes from Portsmouth where he was Hospital Chaplain at Queen Alexander hospital and Parish Priest in the area.

In his role at Southampton General Hospital he is part of the Chaplaincy Team with particular responsibility for Catholic Patients.

The Catholic Chaplain is no longer automatically told there are Catholics on the ward, so you must request a visit.

The Chaplaincy Centre


For non-urgent requests, ring 023 8120 8517. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message on the answerphone stating your name, the ward you are on and that you are a Catholic. They will try to respond to your request within 24 hours unless otherwise negotiated with you.

Urgent requests are usually only referred by staff, and these are made via the switchboard. They will need to ask the operator to page the Catholic duty chaplain.


The Chaplaincy Centre, D level, Centre Block, Southampton General Hospital