The first of four 'Way of the Cross' Services will take place on Wednesday, 28th February, at 7.30pm in the Church, helping to prepare us, during Lent, for the Easter Mysteries.
The second Way of the Cross will be on
Sunday 25th March at 1.30pm as part of Deacon John's Mission weekend, then the third is on Wednesday 28th March at 7.30pm
with the final one being run by the children of the parish on Good Friday at 11.30am.

Brain Tumour Support Event - "One Night Only"

A fantastic night was had by all on Friday 9th Feb as the Parish Project team put on a 'festival in one night' - but with no mud and nicer toilets!
4 Bands played to the 150 strong audience and with a bar, tea and cakes, a giant raffle of 38 top prizes, an auction of a signed, framed Laura Kenny (Trott) cycling shirt donated by HSBC, festival glitter, face-painting and tattoos we raised a wonderful £2,560.11!
Thank you to all who came along and supported the night or who bought raffle tickets or donated towards the evening. And a special thank you to everyone who worked so hard to put on such a fantastic evening of entertainment and community spirit.

We have included a photo of Bridie Ryan being presented with her winning raffle ticket of a days pass at a fitness centre... at the fantastic age of 97 we are looking forward to going along with her that day to see how she gets on!

Parish Projects 2017

We are delighted to announce that the total money raised for our international Parish Project, Medicine Sans Frontier, during 2017 was an amazing £3,902.73 (£2,572.73 through the Parish and £1,310 through Bella’s ‘justgiving’ page)
The amount sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, our local Project in memory of James Hedge, was £8,379.97 – although, due to many other events directly for JDRF within our wider parish community over the year in James’ name, the final total raised was £30,377.73

Congratulations to Bella Harding and Liz & Jason Knight for nominating them & to everyone for working so hard to help make such amazing sums of money for both charities.

Christmas Service within our Parishes in Communion

Family Christmas Vigil Masses on Sunday 24th December:
4.00pm-Our Lady of Lourdes                6.00pm-St Paul’s                   6.00pm-St Augustine’s

Carols followed by “Midnight Mass”
9.00pm-St Augustine’s   11.30pm-St Paul’s    11.30-Our Lady of Lourdes

Mass of Christmas Day
9.00am-St Lawrence     9.00am-Our Lady of Lourdes    
10.30am - St Augustine’s    11.00am–St Paul’s

Fr Frank, Fr Jim, Deacons John, Michael, Peter and Vincent
and all who work in the Parish Office
would like to wish you all a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year

Carols by Candlelight

Join us on Sunday 10th December at 3pm for a beautiful, festive Carol service, with traditional carols, modern music from our youth group and something from the smallest ones in the parish, there is something for everyone! With a retiring collection for our local Parish project, JDRF, and refreshments in the hall afterwards (including the Prize Draw announcements!)  everyone is very welcome to this festive afternoon.

Gift Sunday 2017

A heartfelt thank you to our ever generous community for once again donating a fantastic amount of Christmas presents for under-privileged children in Bristol, which will be distributed by the Catholic Children's Society (CCS) and also many bags of gifts which will be handed out to the people we meet during our Soup Run night over Christmas.
One this 1st Sunday of Advent it was a beautiful reminder of the kindness and caring nature of our parishioners.
The ladies from C.C.S. were overwhelmed with the generosity shown by our Church when they arrived to collect the gifts on Monday.... they filled an estate car and a very large boot to the brim! Amazing!
Thank you all

What a fantastic day!

 On Saturday 18th November it was another fantastic Community event at St Augustine's for the "Countdown to Christmas" Bazaar. With approx 375 visitors to our event all shopping, eating, drinking, trying their luck, decorating biscuits, having their face painted, spotting the Christmas trail, making Christmas Wishes and then telling them to Santa, it was a Wonderful Day!
Thank you to the community who came out and supported the event and to all the hardworking helpers and stallholders! Merry Christmas to you all!