The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)


AGM next Sunday (24th February) at 3pm in the Classroom. All welcome. If anyone has any suggestions for the 2019 charity can they let me have any information ASAP. Thank you. (Charlotte)

Help needed: there are a number of parishioners at Sandford Station who would like to receive communion. If anyone is able to help please contact Gerry Davis on 01934 852631. Thank you.

Kings Academy - All parents and friends of the school are warmly invited to join me to pray for the Academy on the first Thursday of each term (or old half term). The next parent/friend prayer: Thursday 28th February, meeting in the Academy Reception at 12 noon, to begin at 12.05, and end by 12.30.

Lent Groups – these start the week commencing Monday 11th March until 15th April. This year's course is based on “The Prodigal God” by Timothy Keller (a New York Pastor). The book investigates not only the Prodigal Son but also the judgemental brother and the loving Father. The book is approx £6.00. Sign up sheets and more information is available in the porch.

Churches Together in Winscombe and Sandford (CTWS) Lent Group. The CTWS lent study is a York Course entitled 'On The Third Day' focussing on the Resurrection. The launch and introduction to the course will be held on Tuesday 5th March in St James Hall, Winscombe at 7.30pm. The groups start at various locations in Winscombe during the week commencing Monday 11th March for five weeks. The booklet accompanying the course costs £5.50. The sign up sheet will be in the church porch.

Mill Hill Missionaries: the National Novena to St. Joseph will take place from 10th-18th March at St Joseph's Church, Maidenhead and Herbert House, Liverpool. This is a special Novena of Masses and prayers for their Society and for the intentions of their supporters. You are invited to send your petitions, or a request for a Novena booklet. A poster with all the details is attached to the Notice Board in the porch.

Medjugorje Trip - “I believe that the message of peace, which is central here in Medjugorje, is intended for the whole world,” said Polish Archbishop Henryk Hose, appointed in May as Apostolic Visitor for an undetermined time to the Saint James parish in Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, run by the Franciscan friars. Several parishioners have expressed a wish to visit Medjugorje this year. Joe Walsh Tours will be organising a pilgrimage there on the 17th September for 7 nights, departing from Bristol Airport. I will hopefully be going, but if anyone wishes to find out more, then I would love to invite them to come along to the church on Tuesday 5th May at 7pm. I will do a short presentation, so even if you do not wish to visit Medjugorje but are curious, then you will be more than welcome! (Connie Lane, tel: 01749 677328, or email

An opportunity to learn about, and experience the practice of contemplative prayer. For many Christians, training in prayer is limited to the mind, but today we will be focusing on and practicing a different aspect of prayer - the ‘prayer of the heart’. This ancient form of prayer, which is also known as Christian meditation, is not speaking to God or even thinking about God. It is simply being with God in the silence and stillness of the present moment. In the workshops you will be introduced to the teaching of Fr John Main, the inspiration behind the World Community for Christian Meditation, and we will practice together. Meditation groups regularly meet across Somerset and throughout the day members will be on hand to answer questions. For more details see or contact

Sale to clear all Christmas Card Stocks. Please come and buy ready for next year.

First Holy Communion on 19th May 2019.