Thursday, 31 December 2020

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

TIER 4

 All of our Churches are now in Tier 4.


I will let you know what this means for public worship as it becomes clearer, how we will implement it, and what changes this may bring to the Mass schedule.


Please keep checking this blog.


Dom Bede & Dom Anselm

Christmas Numbers

Cheddar 5.00pm - 11

Wells 5.00pm - 43

Glastonbury 8.00pm - 60

Shepton 8.00opm - 35

Wells Midnight - 50

Glastonbury Midnight - 21

Cheddar 9.00am - 23

Shepton Mallet 9.00am - 25

Wells 11.00am - 36

Cheddar 11.00am - 

Glastonbury 11.00am - 33

Glastonbury 12.30 - 38


375 people attended Holy Mass. I estimate this is between 35% of the numbers last year. 

Ststistics for the weekend 26/27 th December



The Mass figures for the weekend Dec 26/27


The figure in brackets the lower end of how many 'units' can attend. A unit can be one single person, or a whole family/household/bubble - or even those who have travelled together in the same car. So the figure in the brackets can increase. So in Shepton it may be only that 40 single people attend, but if they are in bubbles/families/households/cars, then the number can be much larger.

NOTE: some Mass times have changed.

Wells Saturday 6.00pm - 19 (34) - down 13
Glastonbury Saturday 6.00pm - 19 (50) - down 19
Cheddar Sunday 9.00am - 25 (25) - no change
Shepton Sunday 9.00am - 27 (40) - down 16
Wells Sunday 10.30am - 39 (34) - down 3
Glastonbury Sunday 10.30am - 36 (50) - down 7
Cheddar Sunday 11am - 3 (25) - no change
Glastonbury Sunday 12.15 - 68 (50) - up 32



Our numbers this weekend were down 7 on the weekend before over the four parishes. 

Since "Lockdown 2" the numbers have been 259, 237, 244.

252 people came to Mass in total this weekend. Our Mass figures would normally have been 573. We are running at 43.9%.


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Four point rolling average 248.



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Data based on four point simple rolling average:




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[For those interested in statistical analysis, I have started using a four point simple rolling average. This should iron out statistical inconsistencies and give a clearer view of the trends within the four parishes as a whole. If for whatever reason the numbers are inflated or deflated for one weekend, four point rolling averages help to level out these outliers.]

Statistics for the weekend 19/20 th December


The Mass figures for the weekend Dec 19/20


The figure in brackets the lower end of how many 'units' can attend. A unit can be one single person, or a whole family/household/bubble - or even those who have travelled together in the same car. So the figure in the brackets can increase. So in Shepton it may be only that 40 single people attend, but if they are in bubbles/families/households/cars, then the number can be much larger.

NOTE: some Mass times have changed.

Wells Saturday 6.00pm - 32 (34) - down 7
Glastonbury Saturday 6.00pm - 38 (50) - down 3
Cheddar Sunday 9.00am - 25 (25) - up 1
Shepton Sunday 9.00am - 43 (40) - up 12
Wells Sunday 10.30am - 42 (34) - down 1
Glastonbury Sunday 10.30am - 43 (50) - up 10
Cheddar Sunday 11am - 3 (25) - no change
Glastonbury Sunday 12.15 - 36 (50) - up 10



Our numbers this weekend were up 15 on the weekend before over the four parishes. 

Since "Lockdown 2" the numbers have been 237, 244.

259 people came to Mass in total this weekend. Our Mass figures would normally have been 573. We are running at 45.2%.


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The four point rolling average will no longer be valid because of Lockdown 2, so I have taken the last data point (280 - generated on 1/11/2020) and used that as a fixed point for the two weeks preceding this our first hard numbers. Thus for my purposes the last four weeks values are 280, 244, 237, 259. The true four point rolling average will only be valid in three weeks time, but it gives us something to work on. 

Average (not four point rolling average) 255.

I will plot this on the above graph, but with the caveats already mentioned.  


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Data based on four point simple rolling average:




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[For those interested in statistical analysis, I have started using a four point simple rolling average. This should iron out statistical inconsistencies and give a clearer view of the trends within the four parishes as a whole. If for whatever reason the numbers are inflated or deflated for one weekend, four point rolling averages help to level out these outliers.]

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Statistics for the weekend 12/13 December

The Mass figures for the weekend Nov 12/13


The figure in brackets the lower end of how many 'units' can attend. A unit can be one single person, or a whole family/household/bubble - or even those who have travelled together in the same car. So the figure in the brackets can increase. So in Shepton it may be only that 40 single people attend, but if they are in bubbles/families/households/cars, then the number can be much larger.

NOTE: some Mass times have changed.

Wells Saturday 6.00pm - 39 (34) - up 6
Glastonbury Saturday 6.00pm - 41 (50) - down 4
Cheddar Sunday 9.00am - 24 (25) - up 2
Shepton Sunday 9.00am - 31 (40) - down 10
Wells Sunday 10.30am - 43 (34) - up 10
Glastonbury Sunday 10.30am - 33 (50) - down 8
Cheddar Sunday 11am - 3 (25) - down 2
Glastonbury Sunday 12.15 - 26 (50) - no change



Our numbers this weekend were down 7 on the weekend before over the four parishes. 

Since "Lockdown 2" the numbers have been 244. Before "Lockdown 2" the numbers had been 257, 311, 284, 269, 220, 274.

237 people came to Mass in total this weekend. Our Mass figures would normally have been 573. We are running at 41.4%.


*******

The four point rolling average will no longer be valid because of Lockdown 2, so I have taken the last data point (280 - generated on 1/11/2020) and used that as a fixed point for the two weeks preceding this our first hard numbers. Thus for my purposes the last four weeks values are 280, 280, 244, 237. The true four point rolling average will only be valid in three weeks time, but it gives us something to work on. 

Average (not four point rolling average) 260.

I will plot this on the above graph, but with the caveats already mentioned.  


*******

Data based on four point simple rolling average:

280    (Generated 01/11/2020)
271    (Generated 25/10/2020)
261.5 (Generated 18/10/2020)


*******


[For those interested in statistical analysis, I have started using a four point simple rolling average. This should iron out statistical inconsistencies and give a clearer view of the trends within the four parishes as a whole. If for whatever reason the numbers are inflated or deflated for one weekend, four point rolling averages help to level out these outliers.]


Sunday, 6 December 2020

Mass Figures w/end 5/6 December

The Mass figures for the weekend Nov 5/6


The figure in brackets the lower end of how many 'units' can attend. A unit can be one single person, or a whole family/household/bubble - or even those who have travelled together in the same car. So the figure in the brackets can increase. So in Shepton it may be only that 40 single people attend, but if they are in bubbles/families/households/cars, then the number can be much larger.

NOTE: some Mass times have changed.

Wells Saturday 6.00pm - 33 (34) - down 4
Glastonbury Saturday 6.00pm - 45 (50) - up 7
Cheddar Sunday 9.00am - 22 (25) - down 8
Shepton Sunday 9.00am - 41 (40) - up 10
Wells Sunday 10.30am - 33 (34) - up 5
Glastonbury Sunday 10.30am - 41 (50) - down 1
Cheddar Sunday 11am - 5 (25) - no change
Glastonbury Sunday 12.15 - 26 (50) - down 22



Our numbers this weekend were down 13 on the weekend before over the four parishes. 

Before "Lockdown 2" the numbers had been 257, 311, 284, 269, 220, 274.

244 people came to Mass in total this weekend. Our Mass figures would normally have been 573. We are running at 42.5%.


*******

The four point rolling average will no longer be valid because of Lockdown 2, so I have taken the last data point (280 - generated on 1/11/2020) and used that as a fixed point for the three weeks preceding this. Thus for my purposes the last four weeks values are 280, 280, 280, 244. The true four point rolling average will only be valid in three weeks time, but it gives us something to work on. 

Average (not four point rolling average) 271.

I will plot this on the above graph, but with the caveats already mentioned.  


*******

Data based on four point simple rolling average:

280    (Generated 01/11/2020)
271    (Generated 25/10/2020)
261.5 (Generated 18/10/2020)


*******


[For those interested in statistical analysis, I have started using a four point simple rolling average. This should iron out statistical inconsistencies and give a clearer view of the trends within the four parishes as a whole. If for whatever reason the numbers are inflated or deflated for one weekend, four point rolling averages help to level out these outliers.]


Saturday, 5 December 2020

Christmas Mass Times

 


Rorate Mass

The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion wherein the Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent is offered just before dawn. In many instances families and individuals travel an hour or more, rising and arriving very early for this stunningly beautiful Mass. The interplay of light and darkness speak to the meaning of Advent and the coming of the Light of the world.


The Mass takes its title, Rorate Caeli, from the first words of the Introit, which are from Isaiah 45:8:

“Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.”


“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.”


The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, priests and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ.


From FSSP Website : link here

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Post Lockdown 2 Mass Timetable


Mass Schedule


Vigil Masses:

Saturday:
6.00pm Wells
6.00pm Glastonbury


Sunday Masses:

9.00am Cheddar
9.00am  Shepton
10.30am         Wells (those who cannot travel, etc)
10.30am         Glastonbury
11.00am         Cheddar (with Fr Wally)
12.15pm         Glastonbury (Latin)


Monday : 10.00am Glastonbury
Tuesday: 10.00am Shepton
Wednesday: 10.00am Wells
Thursday: Cheddar Mass is suspended while there are building works
Friday: 10.00am  Wells
Saturday: 10.00am  Glastonbury

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Woo Hoo

This week is still Lockdown, so no Public Masses this week end, until Dec 2nd.


But next week sees the end of 'Lockdown 2'.

This is the running order for next week (NOT this week end)...


Tuesday 1st Dec: 10.00-10.30am Private Prayer - Shepton Mallet

Tuesday 1st Dec: 10.00-10.30am Private Prayer - Glastonbury

Wednesday 2nd Dec: 10.00 Holy Mass - Wells

Saturday 5th Dec: 10.00am Holy Mass - Glastonbury

Saturday 5th Dec: 6.00pm Holy Mass - Wells

Saturday 5th Dec: 6.00pm Holy Mass - Glastonbury


I'll put the 'normal' time table back up a bit later. This is just so you know what is happening next week.


Saturday, 21 November 2020

This week's bulletin

 





From Mother Church to Mother Ship

 


A friend said last night that Clifton Cathedral had been on Doctor Who. We don't watch television, so I missed it. 

The inside of our Cathedral (the Mother Church of our Diocese and the seat of authority of our Bishop) was the stage set of "Fugitive of the Judoon". If you watch the interview from YouTube you can see the Cathedral, the Stations in the background, the stained glass, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, the Ambo, the sanctuary. 


They turned the altar into a control panel for an alien mother ship. 


There a nice shot of Captain Jack kissing Bradley Walsh about 2 minutes in, just in front of the altar. 

I was ordained Priest there. My 'concelebrated' first Mass was there. I turned bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ on that altar. 

I never liked the architecture of the Cathedral, but I always knew that at least it was the house of God. 

I don't think it will ever be quite the same again. 

Sunday, 8 November 2020

They shall grow not old

 


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


Saturday, 7 November 2020

Friday, 6 November 2020

Private Prayer


 Private Prayer


Saturday: 5.00pm-6.00pm Glastonbury - Exposition & Confession

        Sunday:            9.00am-9.30am Cheddar

Sunday: 10.30am-11.00am Wells *

Tuesday: 10.00am-10.30am Glastonbury - Exposition

10.00am-10.30am Shepton - Exposition

Wednesday: 10.00am-10.30am Wells - Exposition & Confession

Friday: 10.00am-10.30am Shepton


* Please note updated time.

This week's bulletin





Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Lockdown



So, here we are again...

We are not sure what is allowed regarding the opening of Churches, how it is to be done etc. as we have not heard from our Bishop yet. Once we do, then we will be able to put things in place and work out a plan for the parishes for the next month. 

We will keep you posted, so keep your eyes peeled and you browser refreshed!


Sunday, 1 November 2020

Bad choice of date...


Catholic Churches are to be closed on Guy Fawkes day! Is this the latest parliamentary revenge?


Mass Figures for weekend 31/1 October/November


The Mass figures for the weekend 31 October, 1 November


The figure in brackets the lower end of how many 'units' can attend. A unit can be one single person, or a whole family/household/bubble - or even those who have travelled together in the same car. So the figure in the brackets can increase. So in Shepton it may be only that 40 single people attend, but if they are in bubbles/families/households/cars, then the number can be much larger.

NOTE: some Mass times have changed.

Wells Saturday 6.00pm - 37 (34) - New Mass
Glastonbury Saturday 6.00pm - 38 (50) - down 14
Cheddar Sunday 9.00am - 30 (25) - down 3
Shepton Sunday 9.00am - 31 (40) - down 13
Wells Sunday 10.30am - 28 (34) - no change
Glastonbury Sunday 10.30am - 42 (50) - down 12
Cheddar Sunday 11am - 5 (25) - no change
Glastonbury Sunday 12.15 - 46 (50) - up 2



Our numbers this weekend were down 54 on the weekend before over the four parishes. 

Over the past weeks the numbers have been 311, 284, 269, 220, 274.

257 people came to Mass in total. Our Mass figures would normally have been 573.



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Data based on four point simple rolling average:

280    (Generated 01/11/2020)
271    (Generated 25/10/2020)
261.5 (Generated 18/10/2020)


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[For those interested in statistical analysis, I have started using a four point simple rolling average. This should iron out statistical inconsistencies and give a clearer view of the trends within the four parishes as a whole. If for whatever reason the numbers are inflated or deflated for one weekend, four point rolling averages help to level out these outliers.]

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Sing, my little ones, sing!

 



Banish the darkness of the powers of the Evil One who stalks our world!

Raise your voices in praise of the true and living God and join the countless host of Saints who praise His glory day and night.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Monday, 26 October 2020

Mass Figures weekend 24/25 October


The Mass figures for the weekend 17/18 October


The figure in brackets the lower end of how many 'units' can attend. A unit can be one single person, or a whole family/household/bubble - or even those who have travelled together in the same car. So the figure in the brackets can increase. So in Shepton it may be only that 40 single people attend, but if they are in bubbles/families/households/cars, then the number can be much larger.


Shepton Saturday 6.00pm - 26  (40) - up 1
Glastonbury Saturday 6.00pm - 52 (50) - down 12
Cheddar Sunday 9.00am - 33 (25) - up 7
Shepton Sunday 9.00am - 44 (40) - up 9
Wells Sunday 10.30am - 28 (34) - down 1
Glastonbury Sunday 10.30am - 54 (50) - up 24
Cheddar Sunday 11am - 5 (25) - down 2
Glastonbury Sunday 12.15 - 44 (50) - down 5
Glastonbury Sunday 5.00pm - 25 (50) - up 6



Our numbers this weekend were up 27 on the weekend before over the four parishes. 

Over the past weeks the numbers have been 284, 269, 220, 274.

311 people came to Mass in total. Our Mass figures would normally have been 573.



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Data based on four point simple rolling average:


271    (Generated 25/10/2020)
261.5 (Generated 18/10/2020)


*******


[For those interested in statistical analysis, I have started using a four point simple rolling average. This should iron out statistical inconsistencies and give a clearer view of the trends within the four parishes as a whole. If for whatever reason the numbers are inflated or deflated for one weekend, four point rolling averages help to level out these outliers.]

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

New Mass times from November


New Mass Schedule from the beginning of November


Vigil Masses:

Saturday:
6.00pm Wells
6.00pm Glastonbury


Sunday Masses:

9.00am Cheddar
9.00am  Shepton
10.30am         Wells (those who cannot travel, etc)
10.30am         Glastonbury
11.00am         Cheddar (with Fr Wally)
12.15pm         Glastonbury (Latin)


Monday : 10.00am Glastonbury
Tuesday: 10.00am Shepton
Wednesday: 10.00am Wells
Thursday: Cheddar Mass is suspended while there are building works
Friday: 10.00am  Wells
Saturday: 10.00am  Glastonbury



Changes:

Saturday Vigil Mass moves from Shepton to Wells
Numbers allowed in Wells increase
No Sunday evening Mass in Glastonbury



 

Monday, 19 October 2020

Now with Graphs!

 



This is a graphical representation of the numbers attending Holy Mass as a total in the four parishes. The date is on the x-axis, the number of attendees on the y-axis. You can see the previous number of people who attended Holy Mass at the top. 


The blue line is the actual number of people week by week, the red point, which will become a line as figures are added, is a simply four point rolling average.


[How can you tell I was a maths teachers!]


Mass Figures for Weekend 17/18 October

   The Mass figures for the weekend 17/18 October


The figure in brackets the lower end of how many 'units' can attend. A unit can be one single person, or a whole family/household/bubble - or even those who have travelled together in the same car. So the figure in the brackets can increase. So in Shepton it may be only that 40 single people attend, but if they are in bubbles/families/households/cars, then the number can be much larger.


Shepton Saturday 6.00pm - 25  (40) - no change
Glastonbury Saturday 6.00pm - 64 (50) - up 21
Cheddar Sunday 9.00am - 25 (25) - no change
Shepton Sunday 9.00am - 25 (40) - down 11
Wells * Sunday 10.30am - 29 (34) - up 12
Glastonbury Sunday 10.30am - 30 (50) - down 21
Cheddar Sunday 11am - 7 (25) - up 4  
Glastonbury Sunday 12.15 - 49 (50) - up 12
Glastonbury Sunday 5.00pm - 19 (50) - down 3

This Mass is for the vulnerable who cannot travel, many thanks for keeping the numbers at this low level, the numbers have now been increased.

Our numbers this weekend were up 15 on the weekend before over the four parishes. 

Over the past weeks the numbers have been 269, 220, 274.

284 people came to Mass in total. Our Mass figures would normally have been 573.



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Data based on four point simple rolling average:


261.5 (Generated 18/10/2020)


*******


[For those interested in statistical analysis, I have started using a four point simple rolling average. This should iron out statistical inconsistencies and give a clearer view of the trends within the four parishes as a whole. If for whatever reason the numbers are inflated or deflated for one weekend, four point rolling averages help to level out these outliers.]

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