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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 2018

By admin | Dec 23, 2017

Day Church Time   Christmas Eve St Joseph’s 4pm The Nativity Story (please see bulletin for more information) St Joseph’s 6pm Carols and Mass Christmas Day St Joseph’s 9am Christmas Day Mass The Annunciation 11am Christmas Day Mass      

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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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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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REQUIEM FOR RYAN DAVIS

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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Second Sunday of Lent

By admin | Mar 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017 Liturgical Year A, Cycle I Readings for Mass First Reading: Genesis 12:1-4 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 Second Reading: Second Timothy 1:8-10 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9

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First Sunday of Lent

By admin | Mar 5, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017 Liturgical Year A, Cycle I Today’s Mass First Sunday of Lent Readings for Mass First Reading: Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17 Second Reading: Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11

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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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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By admin | Feb 26, 2017

Liturgical Year A, Cycle I Today’s Mass Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings for Mass First Reading: Isaiah 49:14-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: First Corinthians 4:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34

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