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About Phillip

Phillip has been a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace, Cotgrave, since 2003.

Father Vincent’s Bore Hole Project at St Jude’s Primary School

We are delighted to announce that the Parish has now raised £5,500 to provide a fresh water supply to St. Jude’s school. Fr. Vincent managed to complete the project before leaving for his new Parish.

Special thanks to our Children’s Liturgy group, who suggested the symbolic idea of parishioners filling small water bottles at home, with silver coins. This raised an incredible £440 which rounded off the project. Also thanks to two generous donations and several fund raising projects by parishioners, we achieved the total amount in little over a year.

Fr Vincent and the School are very grateful.

Traidcraft – Sept 2018

Thank you to all parishioners who purchased items from the Fairtrade stall last weekend. The money taken at the stall, combined with sales throughout August, amounted to £192. Your purchases really do make a difference and I am very grateful for your continued sup- port. The next full stall will be on the 30th of September, but as always please see me at mass if you want anything before then. Thank you.

Love in a Box

Thank you for wanting to support the charity CHILDREN IN DISTRESS by filling a shoebox. There are plenty of shoeboxes with the relevant information and labels available this weekend as well as some starter packs to get the ball rolling. Further details from Ann Robinson or Tel: 0115 9374470.

More Volunteers are needed for the Parish Christmas Fayre

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual parish Christmas Fayre which will be on Saturday 17th November 11am-1pm. The fayre is the main annual fundraiser of the parish. It has been running for the past 4 years in its current format.
We especially need counters on the day of Fayre, helpers to run the Raffle on the day, and more volunteers to support the organisers.
If you think you would be interested in helping please email the Parish office at;
Please show your support, as we really need your help. It is only one day of the year!

Charity Shop

We are urgently in need of items for our Charity Shop at Cotgrave. If you can help, please leave items at the church or the shop.

Unfortunately, due to laws and lack of space, we cannot take electrical items or large pieces of furniture.

The shop is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning 9.00am to 12 Noon.

Donations are very welcome.


Thank you to all those generous people who continue to support our Traidcraft stall.

Sales throughout July and from the last stall amounted to £205! Included in these sales were many items that were generously donated to the food bank and I can say that the Friary Drop in Centre were delighted and very grateful for our much needed help.

The next full stall will be on the 2nd of September.

Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine in October

Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 08th October 2018. £599.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £100. Groups and Individual bookings welcome.

Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email

Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Volunteers Needed

Thanks to our wonderful team of flower arrangers at Our Lady of Grace who prepare lovely displays for our Church flowers.

However, our numbers are few and we urgently need more volunteers to join the rota. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please ring Sandie on 0115 9893149 or sign on the list in church. Many thanks Sandie Clogg.

Holy Week at the Holy Spirit and Our Lady of Grace

  • Maundy Thursday
    • Holy Spirit: Mass 7.30pm Watching until Midnight.
  • Good Friday
    • Holy Spirit: Children’s Stations of the Cross – 10.30am
    • Holy Spirit: Solemn Afternoon and Liturgy Veneration– 3pm
    • Our Lady of Grace: Solemn Afternoon and Liturgy Veneration
    • Holy Spirit: Stations of the Cross- 7.30pm
    • Our Lady of Grace: Stations of the Cross- 7.30pm
  • Holy Saturday
    • Holy Spirit: Easter Vigil Mass 8pm
  • Easter Sunday
    • Holy Spirit: 9am and 10.30am Masses
    • Our Lady of Grace: 11 am Mass