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Catechists’ Formation Course report

Catechists’ Formation Course report

I was as taken a back as those in front of me on Tuesday evening as we came to the appreciation that twelve months has come and gone. The ten session of the Diocesan Catechists’ Formation Course was finally upon us and this wonderful group of people coming each...
Ordination of Richard Elson

Ordination of Richard Elson

A diocesan community gathered together for a most joy-filled celebration of the priestly ordination of Richard Elson. Family and friends descended upon our cathedral in Clifton on Saturday 9 December to participate in the Church’s prayer as the Bishop with his...
Clifton Vocations Discernment Retreat

Clifton Vocations Discernment Retreat

Last weekend saw a group of 38 young people gather together at Downside Abbey for a joint Downside and Clifton Vocations Discernment Retreat. The weekend offered the opportunity for those attending to consider what a vocation is. Sr Elizabeth Mary Mann gave a talk on...
Nailsea’s Knitting Nativity

Nailsea’s Knitting Nativity

“Mary’s Knitting”, a musical account of the nativity story, was performed in St Francis School, Naisea this week by the children in Reception Class and Years 1 and 2. Mary’s baby is due to be born but she hasn’t got anything to keep the...
Schools Chaplaincy Commissioning

Schools Chaplaincy Commissioning

This is the commissioning that nearly didn’t happen! Unfortunately, on the date that Bishop Declan could commission pupils it turned out the Cathedral wasn’t available. It is not easy to find a venue large enough to accommodate our pupils, have sufficient parking...