The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)


Diocesan Year of Prayer. There is choice in the first reading, the psalm and the gospel in this week’s readings – a path of blessing or a path which takes us away from the Lord. That beautiful psalm, the first in the book, invites us to ground ourselves and root ourselves in God. Listening to God’s Law, holding it at the centre of all that we are, anchoring ourselves in him, brings tremendous fruitfulness. When our roots are planted in him then there is a security, a certain biblical ‘happiness’. It doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a constant feeling of glee but rather contentedness, blessed-ness. We know ourselves blessed when we anchor ourselves in God. When we realise that life is poor without him, that there is a deep hunger for him, a certain emptiness that only he can heal ... then we are blessed because there is room for God.

CYMFed Flame is the biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK. It takes place on Saturday 2nd March at Wembley Arena. All young people of Secondary school age are invited to join Bishop Declan and thousands of young people from across the UK at the fantastic event. To buy your ticket, please visit the diocesan website and click on the Flame logo. Download the booking forms and parental consent, send them in to us and we’ll confirm your place! Email: for more information.

The Catholic Education Service (CES) is seeking to appoint a South West Hub Development Officer. The CES is the agency which represents and promotes the national education policy of the Bishops in relation to the 2,300 Catholic schools, colleges and university colleges which the Church is responsible for across England and Wales. For more information please see the full job advert and job description on the CES website. Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 11th March. Interviews will take place on Thursday 21st March.

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