Parish News

Welcome to “Parish News” – these pages seek  ….
– to keep you up-to-date with events and developments within the parish
and
– to allow you to keep other parishioners up-to-date with events and developments that you wish to advise them of.

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Parish Diary

Dates for your diary
N.B.
Every Wednesday during Lent the Yatton Group of churches will be holding Ecumenical Lenten Lunches in the Chapter House of St Mary the Virgin, Yatton – a 12.30pm arrival ensures a 12.45pm start. All are welcome on 13th, 20th, and 27th March as well as on 3rd, 10th and 17th April
– 17 February – Apostleship of the Sea – Tea & Quiz – 3pm-5pm at St Mary’s Church, Walton Tickets £6 from Elizabeth ob 01275 873423 
– 21st Feb – Greyfriars Friendship Club – 2pm in Greyfriars Hall – Jane Lilly with introduce all to Georgian Clevedon
– 23rd February – Charity Concert in Clevedon Court in aid of Springboard – Music by Court Ensemble led by Julia Elton.  Intermission buffet, wine and soft drinks – Tickets £20 from Barry Paddington, tel 01275 872 718
– 24th February – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– 24th Feb – Breeda’s Sale of Preserves(especially marmalade)
in Yatton chapel after 8.30am Mass – in aid of Cots for Tots at St Michael’s and the Children’s Hospitals
– 24th February – CTIC United Service
– 6.30pm in the Baptist Chapel, Clevedon Info from Kelly Croxton at cticcomms@gmail.com
– 26th January – Clevedon Women’s Day at Christchurch , 10.30am-4pm
– 27th February – Clevedon Men’s Fellowship – refreshments from 10.30am with meeting 11.00-12 noon- 12.00 noon at Baptist Church, Clevedon. Wendy Griggs  will talk the charity on “Key Steps” – We look forward to seeing you, but if you cannot make it please send apologies to grahamsparkes@blueyonder.co.uk  Thank you
– 28th February – “Three Ways to Enhance our Christian Life” – 
in the Retro Choir , Clevedon – at 2pm in Greyfriars and repeated at 7.30pm in the Retro Choir – the video of Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles – helps us centre our lives on and in Jesus
– 2nd March – Special meeting tat 11.30am in the Retro Choir to flesh out our plans for Spreading the Word –  all welcome
3rd March – Children/Family Mass 10am in Clevedon
– 9th March – Mahola Day – African Drums workshop (drop-in between 2-4pm,  African music in Church (5-6pm) , Mass (6.30-7.30pm), African food, music, photos and raffle (7.30-10pm).  Join us in Greyfriars Hall. For more detailed information, please see
Deacon Mario.
– 10th March – Bible Study for Real Life  –
9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– 13th March – Clevedon Men’s Fellowship – refreshments from 10.30am with meeting 11.00-12 noon- 12.00 noon at Baptist Church, Clevedon. Paul Gregory will talk on “Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway” – We look forward to seeing you, but if you cannot make it please send apologies to grahamsparkes@blueyonder.co.uk  Thank you
– 16th March – Blessed is she Brunch –
 at St Francis Church, Nailsea – starting at 10.30am. Join this Lenten gathering of women and girls of all ages for food, friendship and faith. Bring a plate of something to share and bring a friend.  Info at https://blessedisshe.net
– 24th March – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– 24th March – Lenten Reconciliation Meeting – 4pm in the church at Clevedon. “time to reflectand review the times that we have not responded to God’s call.
– 27th March – Clevedon Men’s Fellowship – refreshments from 10.30am with meeting 11.00-12 noon- 12.00 noon at Baptist Church, Clevedon. Pat Hase will talk on “Victorian Servants” – We look forward to seeing you, but if you cannot make it please send apologies to grahamsparkes@blueyonder.co.uk  Thank you
– 7th April – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am
– 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
7th April – Children/Family Mass 10am in Clevedon
– 7th April – Dance Workshop – in Greyfriars Hall – watch this space for details
– 10th April – Clevedon Men’s Fellowship – refreshments from 10.30am with meeting 11.00-12 noon- 12.00 noon at Baptist Church, Clevedon. Ronald Hutton will talk on “Queen Elizabeth 1” – We look forward to seeing you, but if you cannot make it please send apologies to grahamsparkes@blueyonder.co.uk  Thank you
– 28th April – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
28th April – Parish AGM 2019 – at 11am (after 10am Mass –  details to follow
– 12th May – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– 26th May – Bible Study for Real Life  – 9.00am – 9.45am in the Retro Choir, Clevedon – Seek lessons from selected readings, texts will be available but please bring your own preferred bible. Info contact deacon Mario at mario.kossmann@yahoo.fr
– 1st June – Parish Pilgrimage – to Harvington Hall nr Kidderminster – it served as a refuge for Catholics during penal times and contains many Priests’ Hiding Places. Cost approx £26 (children under 26 go free). Please sign up on form at rear of Church/Chapel
– 13th July – Street Evangelisation Day  watch this space for more inf
– 20th July – Parish Picnic at Lower Claverham – picnic, cream teas and stalls Watch this space for more info
– 8th September – 12noon (i.e. after 11am Mass) –  – Family Fun day in Greyfriars Hall A shared picnic, fun and games

Latest News

Bishop Robert Barron talks – 40 parishioners attended the first of two talks, this one about the Mystery of the Mass – it has been reported that feedback has been “Totally positive, 100%”. Don’t miss the second talk on thursday 28th Feb (2pm in Greyfriars or 7.30pm in the Retro Choir) The topic is – Three ways to enhance our Christian Life. – See Notes on the first session here

Consultation Group on Screens within our Church – following discussions by the PPC are discussing the desirability, or otherwise, of screens to display hymn words etc it has been decided to put this topic on hold. 
N.B. This topic will be on the agenda for the Parish AGM in April.

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR HELP!……
a) Eucharistic Ministers are required to serve and help during the Masses and/or to serve the Eucharist to those unable to attend mass
b) a weekday cook is needed to provide simple nutritious meals ( two courses)for up to three people. 2.5hrs a day at £9 per hour – Please contact Fr Tony on 01275 873205 or at tonybaya@friar.org
c) Printing the Newsletter – help needed for 20mins on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning to print, count and fold newletters and place within the church. Please contact Tom at the parish office  tel 01275 873205 or clevedon@friar.org
d) CTIC – Joe Norman has informed the parish that he will resign from the post of Parsh Representative at the January Council Meeting.  A replacement is required to express the parish’s viewpoint at this organisation that brings Clevedon’s Christian Community together. If you can spare an hour or so every six weeks please contact the parish office (01275 873205) or Fr Reg
e) Prayer Writer needed to compose the Universal prayers for four sundays every six months – please email the parish office or speak to one of the friars.

THANK YOU – to all who supported and contributed to the variety of dishes on offer at the Epiphany Party on Sunday 6th January. Particular thanks to Barbara Blackman, Michael and Ruth Hale and Jill Roe and to all those who helped with the setting up and clearing up. Thank you.

Prayers as you go a free App/Website- download Mass readings and reflections to your phone and pray as you go to work etc. See https??www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/

Parish AGM 2018

2018 Parish AGM

The Parish AGM for 2018 was held in Greyfriars on Sunday 29th April 2018. To read/print or download the minutes please click here