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You are now able to make a donation to the Parish via PayPal. All money donated will be received by the Parish.

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Message for the Children

A message from Fr. Tom! Fr. Tom has recorded a message for all the children in our school and parish. You will be able to view it on YouTube from Friday 4th April. Search on YouTube for Mass in Trowbridge 04.04.2020 Children

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Churches Closed

It is with deep regret that due to the most recent government advice, St John’s Trowbridge and St Bernadette’s Westbury are now closed. Please remember to join Fr. Tom at Mass daily on You Tube. Let us continue to keep all those affected by this present crisis in you prayers and especially those who work in the healthcare service.
God Bless
Fr. Tom

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Trowbridge Mass on You Tube

Fr. Tom is recording Mass daily, and posting on You Tube. Search “mass in Trowbridge” on Youtube to watch.

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Watch Daily Mass Live from Clifton Cathedral

You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral  at 9.30am

Visit Diocesan website and follow the link

Clifton Diocese

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Special Pastoral Letter from Bishop Declan

Bishop Declan has recorded a Special Pastoral Letter.

Listen to Pastoral Letter

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Bulletin from Fr. Tom

Dear Parishioners and friends of St. John’s and St. Bernadette’s

My first words are to say that each and everyone of you are in my thoughts and prayers as we enter into an uncertain and concerning future. Our first reaction when crisis’ come along is to gather and pray. This crisis however is different and we are being forced to withdraw and isolate ourselves from one another. However, as a people of faith, we are never alone. We have the Holy and Blessed Trinity with us always.

Read Fr. Tom’s Bulletin in full

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Mass on the Internet

As the virus situation deepens, Parishioners may wish to know that the celebration of mass can be followed on smart tv, laptops, iPads and mobile phones.

https://www.churchservices.tv/churches/

https://www.mcnmedia.tv/cameras

 

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Mass

Dear all, it is with deep sadness that we are unable to continue to celebrate Mass or hold any liturgies for the foreseeable future. Please read the full letter from Cardinal Archbishop Vincent Nichols. But here is the first paragraph;

“In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It is very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This will begin from Friday evening, 20th March 2020, until further notice”.

There will be Mass at St. Bernadette’s Westbury at 10am tomorrow (19th March) And Mass at St. John’s on Friday at 6pm (20th March)
With my prayers and blessings Fr. Tom

Letter from CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES

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Prayer in time of flu and illness

Prayers in times of flue and illness from the Bishops Conference.

Prayers in times of flu and illness

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COVID 19 UPDATE

In light of the statement made by government on the 16th March 2020. We have all been asked to put into place systems of withdrawal from large gatherings of people. Many people have asked if we will still be having Mass at St. John’s and St. Bernadette’s. An official decision about this will be made at noon on Wednesday 18th March when the Conference of Bishops of England and Wales will announce further measures to keep us safer. As soon as this announcement is made, it will be placed on the Website. In the meantime please look after one another by asking what we have been asked to do by the government.

If you know of anyone vulnerable person who needs practical support at this time, please contact the Parish Office on trowbridge.stjohnthebaptist@cliftondiocese.com

God Bless. Fr. Tom

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Deanery Service of Reconciliation CANCELLED

Regretfully, the Service has had to be CANCELLED, due to the latest Covid-19 advice.

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration CANCELLED

We are sad to announce that because of the present COVID 19 virus crisis. This event is now cancelled. We will hopefully re-arrange at a later date. If you have purchased a ticket and would like your money back, please contact Frank Geraghty f.geraghty303@btinternet.com, 01380871083

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Pastoral Letter for The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pastoral Letter For the-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Christmas Quiz Answers

Christmas Quiz Answers

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The God Who Speaks launches

During the year, we will be celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word with an exciting new Scripture initiative. It’s an opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God who Speaks’.

Throughout 2020 there will be a range of events, activities and resources to participate in all around the country. To help achieve transformation in our hearts and in our communities there will be three themes of celebratingliving and sharing God’s word. Take a look around our website to see how you can get involved.

The God Who Speaks webpage

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Deanery Gathering

 On Saturday 1st June. David Wells, a well known speaker and facilitator will join members of our deanery parishes to lead us in the beginning of our journey of restructuring our parishes in light of fewer clergy numbers. The day will begin with coffee at St. John’s ParishCentre at 10am. Please bring a packed lunch. All welcome.