Jul
13
Sat
2024
Growing Seeds of Hope – Passing on the Faith in our Parishes @ St. John the Baptist parish centre, Trowbridge.
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to let you know that the Dominican Sisters of St. Joseph will be returning once more to lead us in our exploration of how we form people in the Faith.

Their knowledge and practical experience will help to guide and inspire us in our ministry as catechists.

We hope it will also enable and inspire anyone who may not yet be a catechist but who cares about the formation of children, young people, and adults, not only for sacramental preparation but in all the in-between stages.

Do join us if you can on Saturday 13 July at St. John the Baptist parish centre, Trowbridge. Refreshments from 9.30am.

Please bring a packed lunch. The day will end at 4pm.

Registration is essential for this event, please let us know if you would like to attend by emailing adult.education@cliftondiocese.com

Jul
14
Sun
2024
Glastonbury Pilgrimage
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury: Sunday 14th July 2024:

The Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury will take place on Sunday, 14th July 2024. This year’s pilgrimage will be centred around the theme of ‘Mary, Woman of Prayer’.

From 12 noon until 3:00 pm, the Shrine Church will transform into a chapel of Exposition and Silent Adoration, offering a peaceful and contemplative environment just opposite the Abbey grounds. During this time, visiting priests will provide the sacrament of Reconciliation in the Shrine Church.

In addition, from 12 noon until 3:00 pm, Private Healing Prayer will be offered in a single tented chapel located just inside the Abbey gates, opposite the Shrine Church.

At 2:15 pm, the Rosary procession will commence in the Abbey grounds, followed by the Pilgrimage Mass at 3:30 pm, also held in the Abbey grounds.

We are pleased to inform you that we have secured the Glastonbury Event Car Park, ‘Herbie’s Field,’ for use by pilgrims at this year’s pilgrimage. This is a large car park that can accommodate up to 400 cars, including minibuses. The car park is only a short 12-minute walk from the Shrine and the Abbey gate.  Please see the attached (updated) Map.

Drivers may wish to drop off pilgrims outside the Shrine before parking. The car park is located on Northload Bridge on the B3151 close to the Northload Bridge roundabout on the A39, opposite the Glastonbury Reclamation Centre. Set your sat-nav to BA6 9LE. The what3words location is: ///target.loafing.sticky.

There is a pedestrian crossing on the A39 right by the roundabout. The car park will open at 9:30am on the morning of 14th July and the gates will be closed and locked at 6:00pm. If you wish to stay in Glastonbury for the evening, the municipal car parks are free after 6:00pm.

We kindly request a donation of £5 per car and £10 for minibuses. Please bring cash and, if possible, the correct change, as we do not have card payment facilities at the car park. (There are 3 cash machines outside Morrison’s Supermarket, which is right behind the Shrine.)

Full details of this year’s pilgrimage can be found here: https://cliftondiocese.com/pilgrimage/glastonbury-pilgrimage/

We have produced five videos to give you the history of pilgrimage in Glastonbury and why pilgrimage is so important in our Faith.

Fr Dominic invites us all to this year’s Pilgrimage

David Baldwin, Parishioner and author

Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball, Local Historian

Kim Woolmer, Lay Administrator

Jul
15
Mon
2024
Next Pastoral Ministry Formation course: Autumn 2024 @ St Mary, Glastonbury
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are now actively seeking to recruit for the next Pastoral Ministry Formation course which begins in the Autumn 2024. The course is ideal for any parishioner who seeks to develop their capacity to serve the parish in anyway which they believe the Lord is calling them. If you are a catechist – this course is for you. If you are a minister in any form – this course if for you. If you are not involved in any way – but would like to be – this course if for you! Interested? – then please do come to one of our information evenings which will be taking place around the Diocese in June/July. Here you will hear in more detail about what is being offered, time commitment involved, interview process and costs including the role of parishes to support those who are successful in obtaining a place.

The remaining dates and venues for information sessions are below. We have added Glastonbury on Monday 15 July to the original list.

Each session starts at 7pm, no need to book, just turn up on the evening. If you are unable to attend the evening closest to you, please feel free to attend another one.

Tue 9 July: St George, Taunton

Thurs 11 July: Emmaus House, Bristol

Mon 15 July: St Mary, Glastonbury

Tue 16 July: St Peter, Cirencester

Thurs 18 July: Our Lady, Weston-Super-Mare

Jul
16
Tue
2024
Next Pastoral Ministry Formation course: Autumn 2024 @ St Peter, Cirencester
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are now actively seeking to recruit for the next Pastoral Ministry Formation course which begins in the Autumn 2024. The course is ideal for any parishioner who seeks to develop their capacity to serve the parish in anyway which they believe the Lord is calling them. If you are a catechist – this course is for you. If you are a minister in any form – this course if for you. If you are not involved in any way – but would like to be – this course if for you! Interested? – then please do come to one of our information evenings which will be taking place around the Diocese in June/July. Here you will hear in more detail about what is being offered, time commitment involved, interview process and costs including the role of parishes to support those who are successful in obtaining a place.

The remaining dates and venues for information sessions are below. We have added Glastonbury on Monday 15 July to the original list.

Each session starts at 7pm, no need to book, just turn up on the evening. If you are unable to attend the evening closest to you, please feel free to attend another one.

Tue 9 July: St George, Taunton

Thurs 11 July: Emmaus House, Bristol

Mon 15 July: St Mary, Glastonbury

Tue 16 July: St Peter, Cirencester

Thurs 18 July: Our Lady, Weston-Super-Mare

Jul
17
Wed
2024
Invited: a formation course in Stroud 
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
18
Thu
2024
Next Pastoral Ministry Formation course: Autumn 2024 @ Our Lady, Weston-Super-Mare
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are now actively seeking to recruit for the next Pastoral Ministry Formation course which begins in the Autumn 2024. The course is ideal for any parishioner who seeks to develop their capacity to serve the parish in anyway which they believe the Lord is calling them. If you are a catechist – this course is for you. If you are a minister in any form – this course if for you. If you are not involved in any way – but would like to be – this course if for you! Interested? – then please do come to one of our information evenings which will be taking place around the Diocese in June/July. Here you will hear in more detail about what is being offered, time commitment involved, interview process and costs including the role of parishes to support those who are successful in obtaining a place.

The remaining dates and venues for information sessions are below. We have added Glastonbury on Monday 15 July to the original list.

Each session starts at 7pm, no need to book, just turn up on the evening. If you are unable to attend the evening closest to you, please feel free to attend another one.

Tue 9 July: St George, Taunton

Thurs 11 July: Emmaus House, Bristol

Mon 15 July: St Mary, Glastonbury

Tue 16 July: St Peter, Cirencester

Thurs 18 July: Our Lady, Weston-Super-Mare

Jul
23
Tue
2024
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday 23 January: Lord teach us to pray – how we pray (Fr Tom Dubois);

Tuesday 20 February: The prayer of Jesus (Sr Maria – Brownshill Monastery);

Tuesday 30 April: The prayer of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (Fr John Udris);

Tuesday 28 May: The prayer of St Benedict (Fr Mark Hargreaves OSB);

Tuesday 25 June: The prayer of St Dominic (Sr Hyacinthe and the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph);

Tuesday 23 July: Windows on the Divine – praying with icons (Tamara Penwell);

Tuesday 24 September: The prayer of St Francis and St Clare (Friar Maximilian Martin, OFM Conv);

Tuesday 29 October: The prayer of Carmel (Fr Michael McAndrew);

Tuesday 26 November: The prayer of St Ignatius (Fr James Hanvey SJ).

Each session will take place in the Church and begin at 7.00pm. All are most welcome.

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can watch live on St John’s website here: St. John the Evangelist – Catholic Church

Aug
23
Fri
2024
Lourdes Pilgrimage
Aug 23 – Aug 30 all-day
Sep
24
Tue
2024
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday 23 January: Lord teach us to pray – how we pray (Fr Tom Dubois);

Tuesday 20 February: The prayer of Jesus (Sr Maria – Brownshill Monastery);

Tuesday 30 April: The prayer of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (Fr John Udris);

Tuesday 28 May: The prayer of St Benedict (Fr Mark Hargreaves OSB);

Tuesday 25 June: The prayer of St Dominic (Sr Hyacinthe and the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph);

Tuesday 23 July: Windows on the Divine – praying with icons (Tamara Penwell);

Tuesday 24 September: The prayer of St Francis and St Clare (Friar Maximilian Martin, OFM Conv);

Tuesday 29 October: The prayer of Carmel (Fr Michael McAndrew);

Tuesday 26 November: The prayer of St Ignatius (Fr James Hanvey SJ).

Each session will take place in the Church and begin at 7.00pm. All are most welcome.

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can watch live on St John’s website here: St. John the Evangelist – Catholic Church

Oct
29
Tue
2024
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday 23 January: Lord teach us to pray – how we pray (Fr Tom Dubois);

Tuesday 20 February: The prayer of Jesus (Sr Maria – Brownshill Monastery);

Tuesday 30 April: The prayer of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (Fr John Udris);

Tuesday 28 May: The prayer of St Benedict (Fr Mark Hargreaves OSB);

Tuesday 25 June: The prayer of St Dominic (Sr Hyacinthe and the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph);

Tuesday 23 July: Windows on the Divine – praying with icons (Tamara Penwell);

Tuesday 24 September: The prayer of St Francis and St Clare (Friar Maximilian Martin, OFM Conv);

Tuesday 29 October: The prayer of Carmel (Fr Michael McAndrew);

Tuesday 26 November: The prayer of St Ignatius (Fr James Hanvey SJ).

Each session will take place in the Church and begin at 7.00pm. All are most welcome.

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can watch live on St John’s website here: St. John the Evangelist – Catholic Church

Nov
26
Tue
2024
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday 23 January: Lord teach us to pray – how we pray (Fr Tom Dubois);

Tuesday 20 February: The prayer of Jesus (Sr Maria – Brownshill Monastery);

Tuesday 30 April: The prayer of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (Fr John Udris);

Tuesday 28 May: The prayer of St Benedict (Fr Mark Hargreaves OSB);

Tuesday 25 June: The prayer of St Dominic (Sr Hyacinthe and the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph);

Tuesday 23 July: Windows on the Divine – praying with icons (Tamara Penwell);

Tuesday 24 September: The prayer of St Francis and St Clare (Friar Maximilian Martin, OFM Conv);

Tuesday 29 October: The prayer of Carmel (Fr Michael McAndrew);

Tuesday 26 November: The prayer of St Ignatius (Fr James Hanvey SJ).

Each session will take place in the Church and begin at 7.00pm. All are most welcome.

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can watch live on St John’s website here: St. John the Evangelist – Catholic Church