The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year B
26th September 2021

"The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart"

Mass Times for the rest of September
Day Time Place Intention
6.00pm Wells John Harris RIP
6.00pm Glastonbury Kathleen Queenan RIP
9.00am Cheddar Oonagh Monica Lanigan & Francis Michael Lanigan RIP
9.00am Shepton Mallet Pro populo
11.00am Wells Douglas & Rita Stevens RIP
11.00am Glastonbury Molly & Douglas Weeks RIP
11.00am Cheddar (Fr Wally)   


Glastonbury - Saturday  5.15pm-5.45pm
Shepton - before Sunday Mass and on request
Cheddar - on request
Wells - before the Vigil Mass


In case of emergency, and you need a priest ...
These are the contact details for the neighbouring parishes:

Weston-super-Mare (Corpus Christi)Canon Tom Gunning 01934 621 929
Frome (St Catherine)Canon Richard Dwyer01373 462 705
Yeovil (Holy Ghost)Fr Jean-Patrice Coulon01935 423 549


Community News

As we announced a fortnight ago, Bishop Declan has given us permission to take a Sabbatical (time away from the normal parish life but as priests of the Diocese) from the beginning of 2022. This will allow us to find out where we can flourish as a community.

We said last week that we had become a 'Public Association' which means that we can accept new members and expand, but the presbytery in Glastonbury is too small, and we cannot grow here. Also, an integral part of our community is the celebration of the Latin Mass, which is no longer possible in this Diocese.

So we will be around until the end of the year, and we depart in the new year. As soon as we know what the Bishop is going to do with our four parishes, and who your new priests will be, we will let you know straight away.

Please pray for us, as we do for you


Job Vacancy: St Joseph and St Teresa's Catholic Primary School is seeking a Clerk to the Board of Governors. The clerk's job is to work with the chair, other governors and headteacher, in dealing with administrative matters for the board and advising on procedural issues of governance and the board's statutory duties. Central to the role is preparing for, taking notes at and producing minutes for meetings. Good keyboard skills and the ability to write agendas and produce accurate concise minutes are essential. Integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential. New clerks receive advice, support and training. The post will initially involve 10-12 hours work for each meeting and, typically, there will be five meetings each term. The post is Grade 13. Further information and an application form can be obtained by contacting:


Catechists: Saturday 25th September, catechists will gather at St. John the Baptist parish centre, Trowbridge, and will start at 11am and finish around 4pm. Refreshments will be provided from 10.30am, but you must bring a packed lunch. Numbers will be limited for the day so please register, through email at


Safeguarding: Dear volunteer - The Safeguarding Team will be delivering safeguarding awareness sessions to volunteers on the following date and time: Saturday 25th September, 9.30am - 11.00am. The training will be delivered via Microsoft Teams therefore, if you would like to attend, please email Beci Monks. Becki will send you a link to the training a little nearer the time.


Bishop Declan is celebrating Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday 2nd October at 12 noon and is inviting all married couples to join him. Especially those who are celebrating significant anniversaries during 2021 or those who will marry during this year.



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