The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)


The Gospel begins: ‘Tiberius was Emperor, Pontius Pilate was Governor, Caiaphas was High Priest.’ God did not speak to any of these important people. The word of God came to John in the wilderness. God spoke to someone on the edge, in the desert. God wants to speak his word to every person but if we are to hear the word of God we need to clear a way so that we can hear. John the Baptist proclaims: ‘Prepare a way for the Lord – make his paths straight.’ Most of us are not called to go into the wilderness but each of us can make time for silence to listen to God’s word. Advent is a time to realise that God is constantly speaking his word to us. We are called to make the time to listen.
(Fr Christopher Whitehead)

Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland on 3rd July 2019. £649 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions/guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £100. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia on 01268 762278 or 07740 175557 or email

New Liturgy Course for 2019 - to accompany and complement our Diocesan Year of Prayer, the Liturgy Office is hosting a new course entitled ‘Understanding and Praying the Liturgy’. It will seek to enable us to enter more deeply into our understanding of the Mass both as an encounter with the Risen Christ and as prayer itself. Beginning with Bishop Declan we will be guided through the course by a number of excellent speakers, both from within and outside the diocese. Full details can be found by phoning Richard Williams or Doreen Wyatt on 01179 025595 or by visiting the diocesan website.

CAFOD’s World Gifts are alternative charity gifts that transform lives. Perfect for Baptisms, birthdays and anniversaries and especially for Christmas, you can choose a unique, virtual gift that will make a real difference to a family living in poverty. And that warm and fuzzy feeling comes with free delivery! They are a fun and meaningful way to give gifts to the people you love, and make a difference to some of the poorest communities around the world at the same time. Each gift comes with a Christmas gift card and you can choose from a great range, including sending a goat, building a business or helping a refugee child. See the catalogues here at our parish or on the CAFOD website.