Mary Bird RIP

We ask the parish community to pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Bird who died on Friday, aged 88.
Mary, and her husband Graham who died in 1987, were long time parishioners of our Church and Mary moved to be cared for at Deerhurst Nursing home several years ago.
Mary, who was formerly a sister at the Bristol Eye Hospital, was mother to Nigel, Janet and Jaci and 'Nanny' to 8 grandchildren.
We pray for Mary and for her family at this time of bereavement.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, by the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen

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National Rosary Rally, today.

Today is the day of the National Rosary Rally.
At some point between 1pm and 2pm today, join Fr Frank, Bishop Declan and so many others around our Diocese in saying the rosary in your home, to pray for an end to the pandemic.
Is there a story behind your rosary?
Is it many years old? Did it belong to someone else before? Did you buy it in an unusual place?
Why not take a photo of the rosary you used today and share it with us? We would love to see and hear about your rosary. Post in the comments below or send us an email...
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Gospel of the Day (John 20,19-23)

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, «Peace be with you.»
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."

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A new message from Canon Frank

Canon Frank talks about preparing for the Feast of Pentecost.
The people in our Diocese are asked to say the rosary at some point between 1-2pm on Sunday 31st May in order to continue the Rosary chain throughout the UK and the wider world.

CLICK HERE to watch.

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A Pentecost message recoded by Bishop Declan

Pentecost brings 50 days of Easter celebrations to completion with the coming of the Holy Spirit, filling the hearts of God’s people with the fire of God’s love and renewing the face of the earth
CLICK HERE to watch the Vimeo film of Bishop Declan's message

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Gospel of the Day.

Gospel of the Day (John 21,15-19)
After Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples and eaten breakfast with them, he said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
He then said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep."
He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." (Jesus) said to him, "Feed my sheep.
Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go."
He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when he had said this, he said to him, "Follow me."
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