The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)


Year of Mission - Our second reading for this Good Shepherd Sunday speaking of the lavish outpouring of Godís love upon us. He calls us his children and he reveals himself to us as a loving parent. But St John also articulates all that we are called to be as Godís children and as a people of mission. We are called to be like God, we are called to echoes of who he is, reflections of his parental care. Our world at times cries out to know Godís loving, shepherd presence. We can allow the world to know God is near as we allow others to contemplate the love and compassion of the Father in the face of those who call themselves disciples. If we want to know the tender face of God, then we need to gaze upon Jesus. If we want to see the tender face of Godís image, then surely, we should look upon the face of those who are his friends. Let the tender smile of God radiate upon those around you this week ... through you.
(Fr Christopher Whitehead)

CAFOD school volunteers needed! Could you spare some time to volunteer with CAFOD and help children and young people learn about global poverty, and motivate them to take action? We are looking for volunteers in the Glastonbury and Salisbury areas to visit Catholic schools and parish groups. For further information please contact Liz Baldwin at CAFOD Clifton on 01179 428328 or email

The annual Clifton Diocese Summer Camps have been launched for 2018 and bookings are now being taken. This year, the camps have moved to a new location in Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean and are being held between 13-17 August (ages 7-11) and 20-24 August (ages 12-16). The camps promise to be weeks full of fun, faith and friendship. If you are interested in finding out more, or to book a place for your child, please visit