Parish Groups

SVP Group                                                                       

The SVP is a huge global volunteer movement founded in Paris in 1833 with 800,000 members in parish groups known as conferences in 154 countries. There are approximately 10,000 members in England and Wales helping people in their local area and there is a conference in our parish. We currently have 5 members who meet regularly at The Immaculate Conception Church. We visit people in their homes, in hospital and in care home.

Our members offer sincere friendship and support and help where needed such as giving lifts to Mass or taking people to hospital appointments. Loneliness and isolation is a big problem in our counttry and spending time with people is our greatest gift.

At Christmas time we provide monetary gifts for needy families in our parish community. We also provide packs for homeless people in Bristol at Christmas. Our conference gives financial support through twinning to a conference in South Sudan and another in Kerala India. These are just a few of our activities. If there is a family member or someone you know who is in need of support, please tell them about the SVP and contact us.

Should you wish to donate to your local SVP Group online the details are as follows

Account name: SVP The Immaculate Conception Clevedon

Sort Code 60-60-04

Account number 46081569.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

If you are interested in joining the SVP we would love to hear from you. Please email Carmel by clicking here or leave a message for the SVP on the Parish Office number and we will contact you.

GREYFRIARS FRIENDSHIP CLUB

 

The Greyfriars Friendship Club is open to parishioners and non-parishioners who enjoy fellowship and good company.  The Club is made up of a team who work together to welcome and prepare the meetings while other members are their guests. We particularly welcome the housebound, elderly and single people.  Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month except August.  We usually commence our meetings at 2pm with Sherry and shortbread followed by a prayer and a hymn, then we might have a speaker or an activity or some entertainment.  Our afternoon concludes at 4pm after a traditional tea of cakes and sandwiches and a chat.  There is no fee but our guests are invited to make a donation towards expenses.  For further information please contact Paul Spindler via the Parish Office and he will contact you back.

Rosary and St Anthony’s Devotion – Tuesday evenings in Clevedon Church at 7.30pm

Advent and Lent Groups – please check the Newsletter for updates on this group’s meetings. More details can be given by John who runs the group. Please contact the Parish Office for John’s email address.

Greyfriars Prayer Group – usually meet once a month in the hall. Please check the Newsletter for updates on this group’s meetings.