Traidcraft-LogoTakings last week amounted to £115. Many thanks to all who helped and all who support our efforts to help the developing countries by making purchases.

Fairtrade Fortnight is 26 February – 11 March.

On the weekend of 4th/5th March there will be a Big Brew event after each Mass in the Hall with a collection for Fairtrade. Donations of home-made cakes would be most welcome. Everyone is invited.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

LourdesSt Patrick’s and St Anthony’s (Melksham) are planning their first Join Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2018.

Further details are on the notice board in the Lady Chapel. If you wish to join, please register your interest ASAP, as places are limited. Please contact Lorraine Miller if you have any questions.

First Holy Communion

1st Holy CommunionPlease write to Father John with your phone number or email if you would like your child to make their First Holy Communion this year, and join the preparation course.

There will be an introductory meeting for parents on 23 February at 3.30pm at the school. During the following weeks the children will follow a preparation course, and will be making their First Holy Communion on Sunday 18 June.


Flame 2Final bookings are now being taken for this youth event on 11 March. This is a great opportunity to bring together pre and/or post Confirmation groups, Altar Servers and all young people in the parish to form part of the larger Diocesan group

Parishes are invited to book through the Diocese, to form one group along with young people from our schools and colleges.

The £45 package includes Flame 2017 ticket, transport to and from the event with pick-up points throughout the Diocese and a Diocesan T-shirt. Completed booking forms (available online and from Father John) must be returned by 10 February.

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Traidcraft Sales

Traidcraft-LogoSales last week were £122.15. Many thanks to all who helped, and all who support the team by making a purchase.

Takings for 2016 totalled £1538….a great result.

The next sales weekend is 4th/5th February. If you do not purchase items already, please consider buying something either for yourself or for the Foodbank collection

CAFOD Volunteers needed

CAFOD logoCAFOD school volunteers are needed in the Bristol Diocese.

Could you spare some time to help children and young people learn about global poverty and motivate them to take action?

Contact Liz Baldwin at CAFOD Clifton (01179 428328) or email for further details or to volunteer.