Diocesan Pilgrimage 2020

Bishop Declan is leading this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to Northern Spain as part of our celebration for the Year of Communion. The pilgrimage will be from Thursday 22 October to Thursday 29 October and will be a celebration of the forthcoming 500th Anniversary (2022) of St Ignatius at Manresa and the writing of  his Spiritual Exercises. There is an attached poster with the details of the places we will visit, flight/accommodation information and the payment required. You will also find on this link the booking forms and terms & conditions for the pilgrimage. There are 40 places available.
If you are interested in taking part in this year’s pilgrimage you just need to complete the booking form and return with a deposit to Gill Didino at Tangney Tours (Pilgrim House, Station Court, Borough Green, Kent, TN15 8AF). For further information they can contact Gill on 01732 886666 or call 0117 9025595 / adult.education@cliftondiocese.com.
It is always a real time of deepening prayer, strengthening our mission and growing in our own spirituality of Communion. We return to the diocese encouraged and enthused as a people of faith, sent to be living stones proclaiming the good news of the Gospel.

Parish Projects announced for 2020


Following the ballot completed last Sunday, the result of the Parish Project vote was a resounding victory for the Grassroots Suicide Prevention project with over 45% of the votes cast.  Runner up was the Patrick Wild Centre. 
These two projects are therefore adopted as the Parish projects for the year to the end of January 2021.
Thank you to everyone who voted in the ballot and to all who nominated charities for us to consider.
Look out for fundraising and awareness events coming up throughout the year.

Parish Projects 2020

Voting is now open for which 2 charities you would like the Parish to support during 2020.

The 3 charities which have been nominated are;

Grassroots Suicide Prevention ~ sponsored by Petra Jordan ~ a charity that runs training courses in suicide prevention, working nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to effectively support someone at risk of suicide or experiencing a mental health problem.

The Patrick Wild Centre ~ sponsored by Jo Nash ~ based at the University of Medicine in Edingburgh, whose goals are to understand the genetic basis of autism, Fragile X syndrome & intellectual disabilities, to develop and test new ways to help people with these conditions and to engage those affected, as well as their families and those who support them, to better understand their difficulties.

The Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard ~ sponsored by Yvonne Morgan ~ founded in 1992 in South Africa to establish and provide a comprehensive and holistic system of care, running health projects, AIDS care, Hospice care, children's homes, clinics and more to the people of Natal in South Africa.

Look out for the voting slips at the back of Church to be placed in the ballot box by Sunday 2nd Feb - votes will be counted after Mass on Sun 2nd Feb (or email the parish with your 2 choices by Wed 30th Jan).

Thank you