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Project To Restore the West End of the Nave

By admin | Feb 25, 2018

For several years the organ at the back of the church has not been working properly and the parish has been using a new electronic organ. In early 2017 it was decided that is was time to remove the old organ and find it a new home. Wendy kindly agreed to take on the project.…

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Christmas Mass Times

By admin | Dec 23, 2017

Fourth Sunday of |Advent Year B and CHRISTMAS DAY with Weekdays of Christmas Octave / Feast DAY TIME INTENTION READERS for Carol Service READER for Vigil Mass READER for Christmas Morning Sunday 10.00am At Stonehouse only People of the Parish Betty Foxton, Christopher Notley Jenny Bailey Penny Gear Angela Cable 6.00pm at The Annunciation Carol…

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Woodchester Priory listed as a grade one listed building

By admin | Nov 29, 2017

Woodchester Priory has been listed as a grade one historic building by Historic England. Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I. According to Wikipedia, there are only 16 grade one Catholic Churches in England and Woodchester Priory is the only one in the South West. The following is…

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Organ looking for new home

By admin | Oct 29, 2017

The organ at the back of the church is being retired and is looking for a new home (subject to an ongoing planning application). It has reached the point where it’s too expensive to maintain and it is not in an ideal position within the church for easy maintenance. Below are some photos of the stops…

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Rogation Mass at Barton End on the 22nd May

By admin | Jun 11, 2017

The Rogation mass has a long history in the Catholic Church and at Woodchester. It is traditionally held in the week following the Ascension day. The mass marks the changing of the season and is a prayer for a productive and fertile crop. This year’s service was held in a barn at Barton End with…

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By admin | Apr 10, 2017

Ryan’s Requiem takes place at The Annunciation on Friday 21st April at 10.30am. May he rest now in peace. We offer his family and friends our most heartfelt condolences. We expect lots of people will wish to attend the funeral so we will be streaming the event live to the parish Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/woodchesterpriory/ or…

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Shrove Tuesday; Pancake Day

By admin | Feb 28, 2017

Today was a very important day in the liturgical calendar. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the start of Lent. The last chance to prepare for the 40 days of preparation before Easter. Which starts tomorrow with Ash Wednesday, which in the Catholic tradition is still fast day. So to celebrate the Parishioners of Woodchester Priory got togeather for a…

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Learn about CAFOD’s work at Lent!

By admin | Feb 3, 2017

Thursday 16th February, 1.00–2.30pm English Martyrs Parish, Tuffley Lane, Tuffley, Gloucester, GL4 0NX   CAFOD Staff member for the Clifton Diocese, Liz Baldwin will be speaking about the work of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Mbala, northern Zambia. Join us to find out more about how CAFOD works with…

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By admin | Feb 3, 2017

Woodchester Priory CAFOD Group          (SHROVE TUESDAY) 10.30 am – 12 midday. GEORGE’S PARISH ROOMS, CHURCH ST. NAILSWORTH. Come and enjoy traditional pancakes, tea/coffee & cakes. ALL PROCEEDS TO CAFOD.

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