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Welcome to the web site of St. Peter's Catholic Community in Hinckley. We have the honour of being the oldest parish in the Diocese of Nottingham. The parish dates from 1759 when Fr. Thomas Norton OP came to Hinckley from Leuven (Louvain) in Belgium. A number of events were held to celebrate our 250th birthday, details of which can be found by following the 250 link above.
If you are new to our parish we offer you a warm invitation to become part of our family of faith.
Please take a look around this site to find out more about our community. We are always looking to add more information on parish events and activities. If you have any comments or suggestions, or would like to become more involved in the life of our community, please feel free to contact Fr. Frank using the details under the Contact Us link above.
Please scroll down to see an urgent message from InterCare.
1759 - 2009
In service of the truth..
Loving Father , in service of the truth, our community was formed 250 years ago.
In service of the truth, who is your Son, Jesus Christ,
You have called us ever since to live and work here as your family.
We commemorate with gratitude the beginning of our community
and the loving witness of all those who have worked to sustain
and develop it over the years;
We celebrate with joy all that you have ever given us
in our community life today;
We promise with sincerity to continue to proclaim
the Good News of your Son, to live in his way, devoting ourselves anew
to regular prayer, the relief of sufering everywhere,
and the service of You and each other.
We make these prayers through Him,
who is the Way, the Truth and the Life,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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Homily on the Assisted Suicide Bill
Message from InterCare
From everyone at Inter Care, we would like to thank you for supporting us with surplus medicines. To date we have recycled over £13 million pounds worth of aid to health units in sub-Saharan Africa, collectively benefitting approximately 10 million people.
In 2011, the EU adopted the Falsified Medicines Directive, which introduces harmonised safety and strengthened control measures across Europe. In 2013, this Directive was extended outside of the EU and Inter Care obtained a Wholesaler’s Licence so that we could continue to send medicines to Africa.
The new Directive targets all levels of the supply chain for medicines, in an effort to ensure that there are no weak links and requires that there should be an unbroken licenced “audit trail” from the manufacturer to the “end user”. These new measures for improving the distribution chain mean that Inter Care is failing to comply with this requirement because we obtain our patient returns as waste from GP practices or individuals that do not have Wholesaler’s Licences. For further information on the Directive, please visit the European Medicines Agency website section on Falsified Medicines, at http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/special_topics/general/general_content_000186.jsp).
Despite these developments, we are committed to continuing our support of desperately needy clinics in Africa and will therefore be shifting our focus from sending recycled medicines, to the provision of medical supplies such as dressings, instruments and devices. We will also strengthen our partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and wholesalers to source greater quantities of basic medicines. In addition, we will continue to purchase medicines such as Malaria treatment in response to the urgent needs of our beneficiaries.
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