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Swindon Catholic Deanery


 

Welcome

Our website brings together the resources of the Swindon Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery-wide activities.  Most of the parishes and schools within the deanery have excellent websites of their own, and you will find links to them in these pages.

Recently released!
The Swindon Deanery Justice & Peace Group's Apr-Jun 2017 Newsletter is now out, featuring brief articles on issues to consider when voting in the general election following guidance from the Catholic Bishops' Conference, plus CAFOD Young Volunteers celebrating.  Click here to see the one page newsletter.

Upcoming events:

Mass of Thanksgiving for Catholic Education

On Tuesday 27th June at 7pm in the Bristol Catholic Cathedral, Bishop Declan will be celebrating a Mass of thanksgiving for the work of all those involved in Catholic Education.    Catholic schools have been under pressure for a variety of reasons and we would welcome support from all parishioners as well as those who are directly connected with education including parents, staff and governors.  Pupils are also welcome to attend.  During the course of the Mass governors and staff will be asked to renew their commitment to Catholic education.  Tea and Coffee will be available after Mass in the Apostles' room.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Glastonbury

Sunday 9th July: The theme of our pilgrimage this year is "Mary, Mother of Hope".  From 12 noon until 3.00pm, the church will become a Chapel for Exposition and Silent Adoration. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will,  from noon until 3.00pm, be offered in a tented chapel, which will be erected immediately inside the Abbey gates and close to the church. The Rosary procession starts at 2.15pm and the pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Declan at 3.30pm. The annual Glastonbury Pilgrimage is the only public act of witness in the diocesan calendar, making it a very special occasion. Please consider supporting this annual diocesan event and availing of the opportunity to attend the Pilgrimage.  Further details are on the notice board.

Lourdes Pilgrimage: 

Diocesan pilgrimage with Bishop Declan, 18th-25th August. For details contact Deacon Dave Wakefield on 07711 834800 or email lourdes@cliftondiocese.com  The Youth Ministry Pilgrimage details are on the notice board.