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Minehead Parishioner celebrates Centenary!

Minehead Parishioner celebrates Centenary!

We are delighted celebrate our "Centenarian" parishioner in Minehead/ Sacred Heart Parish recently. Pictured are Mrs Helen Dowley and Fr Michael Thomas just after a special Mass which was celebrated in Eastleigh Residential Home in Minehead.Assisted by...

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Double celebration at St Francis Church Nailsea

Double celebration at St Francis Church Nailsea

On Sunday 20 October there was a double celebration at St Francis Church, Nailsea, when we welcomed Bishop Declan who came to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Gustavo, Marietta, Miguel and Jim and to bless our beautiful new statue of St Francis.The...

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Vocation Discernment Retreat at Downside

Vocation Discernment Retreat at Downside

 Last weekend Downside Abbey welcomed about 35 young people for their second Vocation Discernment Weekend. The idea was to offer young Catholics an opportunity to think about vocation in the widest sense, and there were speakers to address a variety of...

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Celebrating the Harvest at St Pius X Primary School

Celebrating the Harvest at St Pius X Primary School

The pupils and parents of St Pius X school in Withywood, Bristol, joined by Parish Priest Fr Michael Healy, held a special assembly on Friday 4th October to Celebrate the Harvest Season. The celebration included prayers and poems created by the children,...

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Golden Jubilee and the Consecration of Holy Family Swindon

Golden Jubilee and the Consecration of Holy Family Swindon

On Monday the 7th of October a large number of parishioners and friends of Holy Family Swindon gathered to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Church. It was a beautiful and unique Mass of Consecration of the parish led by Bishop Declan with a good number...

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Taunton Week of Guided Prayer

Taunton Week of Guided Prayer

The Taunton parish recently celebrated the end of the Diocesan year of prayer with a week of guided prayer. 32 parishioners signed up, with more than a little trepidation after talks and leaflets at Sunday Masses, and an introductory evening. A team of 7...

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Clifton Parishioner at the Vatican!

Clifton Parishioner at the Vatican!

Clifton Cathedral parishioner Paul Williams has just returned from speaking at the Vatican, where he also met the Holy Father, Pope Francis.Paul is Emeritus Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He was invited to the...

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Cardinal Nichols welcomes annual report on safeguarding

Cardinal Nichols welcomes annual report on safeguarding

Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and president of the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales, welcomed the annual report of the work of safeguarding in the Catholic Church in England & Wales. This report has been published every year...

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Youth Ministry Networks launch

Youth Ministry Networks launch

In response to Christus Vivit and the Synod on Youth, Faith & Vocational Discernment, Youth Ministry in the Clifton Diocese is taking a step forward in its support and ministry to Parishes.To facilitate this, we have developed a new vision for Youth...

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Confirmation Catechist formation evenings

Confirmation Catechist formation evenings

Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry is holding formation sessions for Confirmation Catechists across the diocese. If you are an experienced catechist, or just interested in accompanying young people towards, and beyond the Sacrament, these evenings are ideal....

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Canon Thomas Atthill’s 50th anniversary of Ordination

Canon Thomas Atthill’s 50th anniversary of Ordination

Canon Thomas Atthill was ordained a Priest in Downside Abbey by Bishop Joseph Rudderham on July 18th 1969. On the 21st August, he was joined by many priests from Clifton Diocese and from  other dioceses as well as many friends and family to celebrate the...

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Launch of the ‘Year of Communion’

Launch of the ‘Year of Communion’

Bishop Declan is inviting our diocesan community to come together ahead of the launch of the 'Year of Communion'. There are two events to which the bishop extends an invitation to our parishes, schools and communities.On Saturday 19 October we gather at St...

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St Bernadette’s parish youth retreat

St Bernadette’s parish youth retreat

St Bernadette’s parish, Whitchurch hosted their first Youth retreat in July.The theme of ‘Masks we wear' was inspired by scripture and was explored during the retreat.‘We all wear masks in our lives. We wear makeup to make ourselves feel prettier, we act...

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