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Holy Souls Parish in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

A reflection from Pope Francis for the Year of Prayer

for the fourteenth Sunday of the Year

Consider Abraham, who hears the voice of God and trusts in his word and promises.  In obedience to the divine word, he leaves his former life behind to journey wherever God leads him, even to the ultimate test of being asked to sacrifice his own son, Isaac.  Through such fidelity, he becomes a member of God's family, capable even of arguing with him, but always faithful.  May we learn from Abraham's example how to pray with faith: to listen, to journey, to converse and even argue with God, but always prepared to welcome the word and put it into practice. 

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Contact Details and Parish Clergy

Contact Details 

Holy Souls Church, Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7TA

Tel: 01724 844895

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Parish Clergy 

Fr Matthew

Canon Matthew Jakes - Parish Priest 


Deacon Sebastian (2)

Deacon Sebastian Grab



Deacon Sam Sheridan-Garrity



 Fr Krzysztof Kosciolek

Polish Chaplain