Parish Projects 2018

The Parish Pastoral Council reviewed a number of suggestions for next years’ Parish projects and a decision was made to support the following two projects during 2018:

Mary’s Meals (Overseas) – they work in 15 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, providing a nutritious daily meal to some of the world’s poorest children, in their place of education


Sixty One (Local) – a group of Bristol based charities, churches, businesses and individuals who have come together to work co-operatively to help ex-prisoners lead meaningful lives that are free from crime.


If you would like to contribute to food bags that will be
given to Borderlands members to help sustain them over the Christmas period, SMALL bags of rice, lentils, beans and tinned fish would be gratefully received.

Pope Francis’ “Motu Proprio”

The Bishops of England and Wales have announced that the current translation of the Roman Missal will be retained for use , in spite of Pope Francis’ “motu proprio” restoring responsibility for liturgical translations to local churches.

An article in The Tablet gives a fuller account of why the Bishops consider that Pope Francis’ “Motu Proprio” cannot be applied retroactively, and  can be found here

Traidcraft Sales

Takings for Christmas cards and advent calendars so far are: £124.50.  Many thanks for your support

Cards will continue to be available each week, in addition to Traidcraft stocking fillers.

Corsham Town Carols

A request has been made for volunteers from St Patrick’s to help with this year’s Christian Churches Town Carol Service. Help is needed for stewarding, collection and distribution of mince pies.

If you are able and willing to help, please add your name and contact details to the list on the  notice board.

Traidcraft Sales

Sales last weekend were £125; thanks to all for your continued support.

Christmas cards and Advent calendars are now available each week in the Lady Chapel.

The next Traidcraft sale will be on the weekend of 2/3 December.