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


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.


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.]

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