Fr David with the Pope

Revd David Camilleri

I was born on the Mediterranean island of Malta. My parents’ names were the late Edward and Josephine.

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PPC Meeting

Key Individuals

If you would like to get in touch with the Parish, here are some key individuals that you may wish to contact.

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Parish History

A brief history of St James the Great, 1937 – 1946 Catholics have worshipped in Petts Wood since 1937 and in a variety of venues.

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Parishioners’ Suggestions for 14th July Parish Pastoral Council Meeting

The Parish Pastoral Council welcomes suggestions from parishioners and whilst these can be submitted at any time, it is preferred that they be:

        • received in good time, no later than 10th July, for inclusion in the agenda for discussion at the next meeting.
        • raised by email addressed to Alternatively, suggestions can be submitted in writing by placing a note in the Suggestions Box located in the church porch but if using this option, please ensure your full contact detail, with an email address, is included.

St James the Great Parish Extravaganza

To commemorate our patron, St James the Great’s Feast Day and Fr David’s 30th Anniversary of his ordination, we will be having a Garden Party and Fun Run on Sunday, 3rd July after the 11am mass. There will be live music, food, drinks, games and more. Let this be a celebration for the whole community.

There are plenty of ways to help and get involved, to make it special and enjoyable.

You could:

        • Donate cakes and/or food from your country.
        • Buy raffle tickets – they will be on sale at all weekend masses at the back of the church.
        • Donate an item to go in the Raffle hamper.
        • Donate a bottle (anything from shampoo to champagne will be gratefully accepted) for the Bottle Tombola.
        • Organise a games stall with friends and family.
        • Help man a stall.
        • Help set up on either the Saturday or Sunday and/or help clear up at the end of the event.
        • Participate or help out in the Fun Run – details below.

Please indicate where you can help using the link below.

Alternatively, you may use the sign-up sheet at the back of the church to offer help.

Fun Run

This is a fun event suitable for all ages. You may walk, jog or run. Entrance fees £7 Adult, £3 Child and £14 Family. The starting point is beside St James’ School at Jubilee Park. Please aim to get there at 12pm or shortly after to complete registration and for a warm up. You may choose to do one or two laps. Fr David is also participating, so you could sponsor him to show your support. Marshalls are needed for the fun run, so this might be something you could help with. Sign-up sheets and forms are at the back of the church. All the best!

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

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***Annual Parish Meeting Fr. David’s Presentation – Click HERE for details***

***Annual Parish Meeting Notes – Click HERE for details***



Please contact the Parish on 01689 827100 or