Putting the site into mothballs

The first function of this site was to provide an online opportunity for people to take part in the You Are Living Stones consultation. To that end, it’s served its purpose.

I did have an idea that it might go on to be a resource for co-operation in the two deaneries. In meetings in both deaneries, the deans invited the deanery clergy to nominate a person from each parish to serve as a correspondent, publishing those events in their parishes that were open to people from other parishes. That idea has not been blessed with success.

In January, the domain mapping subscription for this blog will expire, and I don’t intend to renew that subscription. The blog will still exist, but the URLs will change to the WordPress domain, and visitors to nottinghamcatholic.org.uk will arrive at a page where they will be invited to click a link to visit the blog at its new address.

Your comments are welcome below.

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Special deanery meeting: the questions

If you weren’t able to attend today’s special deanery meeting, you’ll find the questions in  posts below — one post per question. Please use the comments facility to submit your response (and remember it will be visible to anyone who visits this blog)

Before answering, you might want to study again the You Are Living Stones Lent Update that was given out at Holy Mass a little while ago. If you’ve mislaid your copy, you can download it, along with other material, from this page.

When considering the questions, remember that “link” means “share a priest.”

Please submit your responses by Tuesday, 2nd April if you wish them to be considered when the deanery’s response to Bishop Malcolm is compiled.

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Special deanery meeting Q1

The proposals:

    • LINK St Theresa, Aspley WITH St Hugh of Lincoln, Bilborough
    • RETAIN Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Bulwell and Divine Infant of Prague, Bestwood Park
    • RETAIN St Paul, Lenton Boulevard and St Mary, Hyson Green
    • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Assumption, Beeston AND St Thomas More, Wollaton
    • RETAIN Holy Cross, Hucknall
    • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Our Lady & St Thomas of Hereford, Ilkeston AND St John the Evangelist, Stapleford
    • LINK St Francis of Assisi, Long Eaton WITH St Hugh, Borrowash
    • LINK Our Lady of Good Counsel, Eastwood WITH St Joseph, Ripley

The bishop’s first question: What do you think of the proposed links between parishes, etc., in general?

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Special deanery meeting Q2

The proposals:

  • LINK St Theresa, Aspley WITH St Hugh of Lincoln, Bilborough
  • RETAIN Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Bulwell and Divine Infant of Prague, Bestwood Park
  • RETAIN St Paul, Lenton Boulevard and St Mary, Hyson Green
  • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Assumption, Beeston AND St Thomas More, Wollaton
  • RETAIN Holy Cross, Hucknall
  • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Our Lady & St Thomas of Hereford, Ilkeston AND St John the Evangelist, Stapleford
  • LINK St Francis of Assisi, Long Eaton WITH St Hugh, Borrowash
  • LINK Our Lady of Good Counsel, Eastwood WITH St Joseph, Ripley

The bishop’s second question: If you do not think a proposal will work, why not? What is your reasoning behind this?

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Special deanery meeting: Q3

The proposals:

  • LINK St Theresa, Aspley WITH St Hugh of Lincoln, Bilborough
  • RETAIN Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Bulwell and Divine Infant of Prague, Bestwood Park
  • RETAIN St Paul, Lenton Boulevard and St Mary, Hyson Green
  • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Assumption, Beeston AND St Thomas More, Wollaton
  • RETAIN Holy Cross, Hucknall
  • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Our Lady & St Thomas of Hereford, Ilkeston AND St John the Evangelist, Stapleford
  • LINK St Francis of Assisi, Long Eaton WITH St Hugh, Borrowash
  • LINK Our Lady of Good Counsel, Eastwood WITH St Joseph, Ripley

The bishop’s third question: In what ways can your deanery and its parishioners change in order to better fulfil the Church’s mission of preaching, worship and service?

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Special deanery meeting Q4

The proposals:

  • LINK St Theresa, Aspley WITH St Hugh of Lincoln, Bilborough
  • RETAIN Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Bulwell and Divine Infant of Prague, Bestwood Park
  • RETAIN St Paul, Lenton Boulevard and St Mary, Hyson Green
  • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Assumption, Beeston AND St Thomas More, Wollaton
  • RETAIN Holy Cross, Hucknall
  • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Our Lady & St Thomas of Hereford, Ilkeston AND St John the Evangelist, Stapleford
  • LINK St Francis of Assisi, Long Eaton WITH St Hugh, Borrowash
  • LINK Our Lady of Good Counsel, Eastwood WITH St Joseph, Ripley

The bishop’s fourth question: What could parishes in your deanery do to support other parishes if they lost a resident priest? How will your deanery cope if it has one or even two fewer priests in the imminent future?

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Special deanery meeting Q5

The proposals:

  • LINK St Theresa, Aspley WITH St Hugh of Lincoln, Bilborough
  • RETAIN Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Bulwell and Divine Infant of Prague, Bestwood Park
  • RETAIN St Paul, Lenton Boulevard and St Mary, Hyson Green
  • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Assumption, Beeston AND St Thomas More, Wollaton
  • RETAIN Holy Cross, Hucknall
  • RETAIN LINK BETWEEN Our Lady & St Thomas of Hereford, Ilkeston AND St John the Evangelist, Stapleford
  • LINK St Francis of Assisi, Long Eaton WITH St Hugh, Borrowash
  • LINK Our Lady of Good Counsel, Eastwood WITH St Joseph, Ripley

The bishop’s fifth question: In what practical ways can the parishes of your deanery work together?

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