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.

St Augustine's COLOURFEST 2018

Saturday 30th June ~ 12noon until 4pm.
It is going to be a fantastically colourful day with lots to see and do & eat and drink - BBQ and bars, festival facepainting, bouncy castle, afternoon tea stall, tombola, toy pig racing, PLUS a local graffiti artist will be there making name plates - we are even staging a series of mini “Colour Runs” for all ages throughout the afternoon! We would love you all to be there to enjoy the day together as a Parish Community and to help us welcome many others from our wider community too and to raise much needed funds and local promotion for the Parish, the School, the Preschool & Uniformed Units. Thank you, from Fr Frank & the Summer Event Committee.

* RACE MARSHALLS NEEDED * We need your help! Could you volunteer to help with marshalling the colour run on the day? Can you help by coming along to the event, relaxing & enjoying the day, then popping on a ‘high viz’ jacket to help direct the runners for the short, fun, mini runs during the afternoon? Please contact the parish office if you can help.
* * Could you donate a bottle or a box of chocolates or an unwanted but new gift for our Tombola stall? Please bring any donations to the parish office  (PLEASE, NO 2nd hand items) 
* * We would love donations on the afternoon before or morning of the event of bought or homemade, cakes or scones for the afternoon tea stall. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

"Canterbury Belles" A review with special guest of honour!

On Sunday 13th May a very special tribute was paid to Deacon Peter Hinchey, in celebration of 40 years since the birth of 'Canterbury Belles', the long running show from the Scouts & Guides organisations and the Parish.
Graham Williams produced a review DVD for us all to watch in 2 parts - with an interval - just like in the show, with so many acts from over the years for us to remember.
We saw lots of singing, dancing, acting (?!), forgetting of words and laughs, fondly remembering those who took part in the show who are no longer with us.
The school hall was filled with well wishers who gave grateful thanks to Peter for all the hard work in writing, producing and co-coordinating over such a long time.
The Belles themselves even made a surprise appearance for Peter having been promoted to Ladies in Waiting for Meghan Markle!
After the event, Peter spoke of his own fond memories of the show and gave thanks to those who closely helped him to bring the show together over the years.

Peter says: "Having written so much material for Canterbury Belles from 1978–2011, I am now lost for words as I try to compose my appreciation for the tribute in my honour on Sunday 13th. More than anyone, I am fully aware of all the planning and preparatory work that goes into an event and this makes me all the more appreciative of the units and supporters for such wonderful memories that I could share with so many of you. In the tradition of the gang shows I mention no names as all involved are in stars in their own right. We are all equal, as in the eyes of God, and each one is important so I ask God to bless each and every one of you. Deacon Peter."