Counters needed for 2019

Two of our regular counters have asked to come off the rota after the end of this year due to family commitments. We are therefore looking for two more volunteers – it’s not difficult and full training will be provided. Please contact Lorraine Miller or Fr. John.

Parish BBQ

The sun shone, and the food and conversation was plentiful!

Thank you to all who came, and all who helped make it such an enjoyable afternoon.

A total of £144 was raised for our Parish Projects.

Celebrate Bristol

CELEBRATE Bristol – 27th – 28th October 2018

“See, I am doing a new thing!” – Isaiah 43:19(NIV)

A Conference for the whole family! A non-residential weekend including tailored ‘streams’ for all ages of children and young adults. This year keynote speakers Michelle Moran, David Wells and Sue Whitehead will be ‘unpacking’ an exciting theme. In addition there will be workshops, seminars, praise and worship, prayer ministry, Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession. The event is hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal at St Bede’s Catholic College, BS11 0SU.

Further details to be found at

Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is run entirely on donations.
One very easy way to help is to donate the plastic milk bottle tops. (green, blue and red). Please wash them first, and then put them in the blue box at the back of the Lady Chapel.

Furniture, Please!

The following letter has been recieved from Corsham SponsorsRefugees :

Dear Volunteers and Supporters

We have just learned that the house is likely to be ready for us by mid October, although the family will not arrive until quite a number of weeks later.  We really need to get on with furnishing it, and I know that lots of you are keen to help.

We want to furnish it to as high a standard as possible, so if we get more than one offer for items we need, please don’t be offended if we don’t choose what you have offered.  We think that some items, such as household goods, China, cutlery, bedding and mattresses, towels etc, should be new, and plan a big trip to IKEA in due course.  What we need from the community is furniture! Lots of it!

Attached* is a list of the things we need. If you can help, please fill in details on the spreadsheet, including your name, contact details, the size and colour of the piece, and if possible a photograph.  Administering all of this won’t be an easy task, so if you can give any picture you send your name as its title, that will help. 

Please email your completed form and picture(s) to Amber Bewley –  If you can keep the stuff for the time being, that’s great. If you really can’t, let us know and we will endeavour to store it, but it would be really helpful if it only needs to be moved once.  If you have any questions, please ask Amber.

Many thanks for your help.

Best wishes

Chris Reid, Chair