Rise & Shine Christmas Show @ St Bernadette's Church, 729 Wells Rd, Bristol, BS14 9HU
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Name: Rise & Shine Christmas Show

Date: Wednesday 13th December, 6.30pm

Where: St Bernadette’s Church, 729 Wells Rd, Bristol, BS14 9HU

Tickets: Adults £5, Children £3

For tickets: email

The Rise & Shine Christmas Show, from Rise Theatre, is a family sketch show putting Christ at the heart of Christmas. Suitable for 7 year olds and over, it will be a fun evening out for the whole family.

Short, humorous sketches; singing; come for some festive fun. Mince pies and refreshments will be served.

Email the parish to reserve your tickets

Christmas Meditation @ Clifton Cathedral
Dec 17 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Being Baptised- What difference does it make? @ The Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset,
Jan 5 – Jan 7 all-day

Led by: Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday. Retreat ends with lunch on Sunday.

The ritual of baptism announces that we now share in Christ’s threefold ministry as Prophet, Priest, and King. What does this actually mean in ordinary daily life? How can we incorporate these categories into our sense of who we are and how we live? This retreat explores the way in which a deeper theology and spirituality of baptism give rich meaning to every aspect of our life as Christians.

Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ is a Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at Heythrop College, University of London.  A religious sister of the Congregation of Jesus, she is an international speaker and retreat leader, working in the fields of Christian spirituality and training for ministry. A regular religious broadcaster on BBC radio, she has worked as chaplain at the Universities of Cambridge and London. Following her return from study and missionary work among women and street children in Brazil in 1992, she was a chaplaincy volunteer in Holloway Prison until its closure in 2016.


National Conference for Rural Catholics 2018 @ Best Western Country Hotel, Garstang, Lancashire
Feb 5 all-day

National Conference for Rural Catholics 2018.
Where: Best Western Country Hotel, Garstang, Lancashire PR3 1YE.
When: February 5-7, 2018.
Cost: Full board £245 per person (including non returnable deposit of £100);
1 night D, B&B £80; half-day including lunch or dinner £25.
Programme includes:
 a panel on Brexit and the Rural Economy (CLA Director Christopher Price, ADHB Chair,
Sir Peter Kendall, HSBC’s Gordon Whitford)
 Laudato Si (Prof K Kilby, Bede Professor of Catholic Theology – Durham)
 The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader
(Fr Rob Taylerson, Religious Adviser, Archdiocese of Birmingham).
 A presentation on Statistics of Rural Catholic Parishes in England & Wales.
 A conference visit to a potato farm.
Please draw the attention of senior figures in your diocese to the presentation
on the Statistics of Rural Catholic Parishes in England & Wales.
Full details from Fr Robert Miller, Trellis House, Station Road,
Tisbury, SP3 6JR – 01747 870228 –