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Ride for Vocations 4: In the Alps days 1 & 2

Ride for Vocations 4: In the Alps days 1 & 2

Fr Matt's Ride for Vocations began in earnest on Tuesday 26th June, with the climbs of the Col du Telegraphe and Col du Galibier, the latter topping out at over 8,700 feet above sea level. Fr Matt offered his first two climbs for vocations to the...

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St Francis School prayer team grill Bishop Declan!

St Francis School prayer team grill Bishop Declan!

St Francis School prayer team recently visited Bishop Declan at his home in Leigh Woods to talk about the Year of Mission. They wanted to share with him news of the special things they have been doing to put their faith into action during this special...

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Speakers at this year’s Diocesan Day

Speakers at this year’s Diocesan Day

We’ve some superb speakers lined up for this year’s Diocesan Day at St Brendan’s to help us continue to navigate our journey through this Year of Mission. Hannah Vaughan-Spruce who works as the UK co-ordinator for Divine Renovation will be our keynote...

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Recognising, interpreting, choosing

Recognising, interpreting, choosing

The working document, ‘Instrumentum Laboris’, for the forthcoming Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment has been released in Rome. The 67-page document comes from a long preparatory phase which began with the announcement of the synod by Pope...

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Pupils in Swindon star in their own film!

Pupils in Swindon star in their own film!

Pupils from Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Swindon were treated to their own red-carpet premiere at Cineworld in Regent Circus after being involved in making a short film. Ten children from years four and five got to star in a five minute-long film...

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St Gregory’s opens dedicated SEND Centre

St Gregory’s opens dedicated SEND Centre

Governors, staff, students and guests have celebrated the opening of The Emmaus Centre, the new dedicated SEND provision at Saint Gregory’s Catholic College in Bath. The new facilities were officially opened by Bishop Declan Lang on Wednesday 13 June...

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Primary Schools Mass – Pictures, report and Homilies

Primary Schools Mass – Pictures, report and Homilies

The 13th and 14th June saw primary school children from all over the Diocese attending mass in Clifton Cathedral. Over the two days there were over 1800 children all of whom are leaving primary school this year to move to their new secondary schools. The...

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St Bernadette’s Celebrates 50 Years

St Bernadette’s Celebrates 50 Years

Bishop Declan came to St Bernadette's, Whitchurch to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the parish recently. Mass was celebrated on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart followed by an international buffet. A good time was had by all! The parish is currently...

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Fr George endorses Fr Matt’s Final Ride for Vocations

Fr George endorses Fr Matt’s Final Ride for Vocations

Fr George Henwood, Parish Priest at St Gerard Majella in Knowle, has made a short video endorsing the final Ride for Vocations that Fr Matt Anscombe is making soon. Cycling Some of the Iconic Climbs of the Tour de France in the Alps and Pyrenees 26th June...

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Awards come rolling in for St Nicks and Fr Richard!

Awards come rolling in for St Nicks and Fr Richard!

Fr Richard McKay and St Nicholas of Tolentino have recently been recognised in two major awards. The Parish is now the first Church to be awarded the ‘Church of Sanctuary’ nationally and Fr Richard has been awarded the 'Bristol Diversity Award' for the...

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Lourdes Pilgrimage – A few spaces remaining!

Lourdes Pilgrimage – A few spaces remaining!

There are a few spaces left for the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage which takes place this year from Friday, 24th August to Friday 31st August. The Jumbulance is full, but if you would like to join us, then please contact our Pilgrimage Director, Deacon Dave...

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Celebrate the World Cup

Celebrate the World Cup

The Fifa World Cup begins in a few weeks and it provides our parishes with a great opportunity to engage with the whole community, especially young people. Clifton diocese Youth Ministry has sourced some resources for parishes to use, including a great...

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First ‘Bishop’s Medal’ awarded in Chard

First ‘Bishop’s Medal’ awarded in Chard

Michael and Fina Farthing have been key parishioners at the Parish of English Martyrs in Chard for several decades volunteering much of their time to keeping the Parish running smoothly and being part of many of the church groups. At Mass on Sunday 13th...

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Parishes unite to raise funds for St Peter’s Hospice

Parishes unite to raise funds for St Peter’s Hospice

The parishes of St Teresa’s and St Vincent’s recently embarked on a fundraising fortnight for St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol.  The hospice, situated in North Bristol, is currently rebuilding its In-patient unit at a cost of over £6million.  More information...

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