Prayer Group

Our charismatic and ecumenical “New Life” prayer group meets every Monday evening from 7.45 - 9.45 pm in the Parish Hall next to St. Augustine’s Church.  

God’s Holy Spirit is at the heart of our meetings.  Leave your worries and cares at the foot of Jesus’ cross and be blessed and uplifted.  

You are warmly invited to join our friendly group for some heartfelt praise and worship, deep sharing of the Word of God, quiet reflection, powerful prayer and sincere fellowship.  Or you can write your prayer requests in our Book of Intentions at the back of the church which are prayed for each week.
 We would love to see you! For further information, please get in touch with us via the parish office email: or call 0117 9833939

We are now a "LIVE SIMPLY" Parish

We have now been registered as a CAFOD Live Simply Parish which means we will strive to "Live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor."
Bella Harding has resources from CAFOD and will be running our first meeting on Thursday 22nd November at 7pm in the Parish Hall.
What are we already doing for the poor? Lets celebrate that... Can we do more? What can we think about introducing in our lives which will help the planet? Can we live more sustainably?
Please come along for refreshments (including a sales of cakes for charity) and to hear from CAFOD via their new film with ideas of what we can do as individuals to live more simply and also for us to discuss what we can collectively do as Parishes to live our lives to help the people, the poor and the planet.

'Countdown to Christmas'

Our annual Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday 17th November at 11am until 3pm in the school.

Everyone is welcome to come along and start your Christmas Countdown together.

Come along for lunch (there will be hot lunches - soup - hot pork rolls etc)  and refreshments,
then stay for fun, games, activities, luxurious treatments from our resident beauty therapist Nicola,  many stalls for Christmas shopping, book stalls, face-painting and don't forget... a visit from the big guy himself! Santa's Grotto will be waiting for you!

Farewell to our Dear Deacon Peter

We said our farewells to Deacon Peter Hinchey at 3 special services in July.

Peter was received into Church at 5pm on Monday 16th July and then over 200 people came to a special Mass that evening which Fr Frank had arranged to give everyone a chance to say their goodbyes.

The next morning Peter's Requiem Mass was celebrated by Bishop Declan, supported by nearly 30 clergy members and was attended by just over 500 people.

Peter had already selected all the prayers and music of the Mass and it was a beautiful tribute to him and his ministry.

His family were all involved during the service, including the newest member of the Hinchey family, his great-grandaughter at just 2 days old, who received a blessing from Bishop Declan.
The family read a wonderful tribute to their father, with such great memories and reflections on his long and interesting life.

As he left the Church to go on to the final part of the service he was given a Guard of Honour by the District and Local leaders of the Uniformed Organisations of which he had been involved for most of his life.

Rest in peace dear Peter.


David, Dominic & Philip Hinchey would like to thank everyone for their kind messages & for their support over the last few weeks since the passing of our father. We really have appreciated it. It was so lovely to see so many of you at the services for him, especially the Masses which will live in our memories for ever. May God bless you all, Amen.

Not So Young Trip 2018

Our intrepid Not So Young Explorers had a wonderful week away together recently taking in the delights of Cumbria.
From seeing the local football clubs, to walking Hadrian's Wall, to shopping in Newcastle and Durham to visiting the holy island of Lindisfarne. They all had a wonderful trip!
Where will they be heading next?

Deacon Peter Hinchey RIP


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our own Deacon Peter Hinchey.
He died on Saturday 23rd June surrounded by his family in hospital and he was at peace.

God bless him.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Details of his Requiem are as follows:

At 5pm on Monday 16th July Peter will be received into the Church with a short vigil service.
At 7.30pm there will be a special Mass for Peter, this will give all those who cannot attend his Requiem the next day an opportunity to pay their respects - the Church will remain open until 10pm that evening.

His Requiem Mass, led by Bishop Declan, will take place at 11am on Tuesday 17th July at St Augustine's followed by his committal at Westerleigh Crematorium at 1.15pm.

Then there will be a reception at Mangotsfield Football Club.