Community

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Men committed to their faith, their families, to those in need and to each other. The Catenians provide catholic laymen and their families with a supportive social network built on friendships developed through their shared faith and values. We enjoy the good times and share the bad by offering practical and spiritual support.

Catenians are active supporters of the church, and you’ll find Catenians busy in most aspects of parish life. Fundraising is not our main aim. but each year we raise over £300,000 for good causes, and enjoy ourselves while doing so. We are major supporters of the Office for Vocations. We help young people to attend events such as the Diocesan Youth Camp and the Flame Festival at Wembley. We also sponsor
young people aged 18-25 to serve others at home or overseas. Catenian bursaries have supported young Catholics on projects in 53 different countries. For more information click here or contact Joe Norman, 01275 877180 or email here

GREYFRIARS FRIENDSHIP CLUB

 

 

CLEVEDON CHURCHES REFUGEE SUPPORT GROUP

The Clevedon Churches Refugee Support Group was formed to work with North Somerset Council to facilitate the resettlement of a vulnerable Syrian refugee family under the government’s scheme. Several members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church have been members of this support group from its formation. Once a property became available, we welcomed a Syrian Kurdish family in July 2022. Members of our church worked with others to decorate and get the property ready for their arrival. Other members of our church have contributed to the group’s finances to buy furniture, furnishings and other
items. A small group of volunteers have been giving the family practical help week by week such as transport to medical appointments and helping to access services.

A second refugee family, recently fled from Afghanistan, has been resettled in Clevedon and we have also extended our welcome to them. The group will continue to look for support from local churches, one of ways in which Churches Together in Clevedon can express God’s love in action.