The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)

2nd Sunday of Advent
Year A
4th December 2022

"In his days justice shall flourish,
and peace till the moon fails"

Mass Times & Confession

Day Time Place Notes
10.00am Cheddar 9.30am Rosary
6.00pm Wells Vigil Mass
5.30pm Confession
9.00am Cheddar Mark D RIP Anniversary
8.30am Confession
11.00am Wells Childrens' Liturgy Mass
Mark D RIP Anniversary
10.00am Wells Mass followed by coffee
9.30am Rosary
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
10.00am Cheddar Thanksgiving by Dymphna
9.30am Rosary
6.00pm Wells 5.30pm Rosary
11.00am Wells 11.00am School Carol Service
10.00am Cheddar 9.30am Rosary
6.00pm Wells Joe Burke RIP
5.30pm Confession


A Prayer for peace in Ukraine

Almighty father,
You are the Lord of History.
We place in your hands the distress of our times.
The war in Ukraine fills us with anxiety and fear.
We call out to you: Welcome those who have died. Comfort those left behind.
Be with refugees and those driven from their homes.
Heal the wounds of those injured in body and soul.
Be close to every person taking up the cause of those who suffer.
Do not allow war cries and threats to triumph, But truth.
Send discernment/prudence, Balanced with courage, To work for peace
Even when everything appears hopeless.
Lord, send your Holy Spirit over the earth, The Spirit which defeats division,
The Spirit which overcomes war, The spirit which conquers hearts.
Give to our earth the peace, which only you can give. You are the Lord of time and eternity.
Holy Mary, Mother of Peace, Pray for us and for the whole world. Amen.


Anniversaries of Death

Arthur Church 1996, Patricia Romans 2014, Arthur Andrew 2001, Des Costello 2008, Alan Stevens 1991, Rosa D'Agostino 2004, Antonio Zoleo 2018, Janet Eggar 1995, James Cuddy 2000, Pauline Peters 2021, Moira Lamb 2003, Cyril Hogson 2003. Through the mercy of God, may they rest in peace. Please let the office know if you would like someone added to the anniversary remembrance.


2nd Collection

For the Clergy Training Fund


Forthcoming dates

24th December
7.00pm Nativity Mass5.00pm Family Vigil Mass
10.00pm Nativity Mass
25th December
9.00am Mass11.00am Mass
26th December
St Stephens
10.00am Mass11.30am Mass
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION21st May 20234th June 2023


Warm Spaces

Our weekly Coffee Stop but plenty of space to come and sit to read, work on a laptop, be quiet, chat, etc. Tea and coffee available.
At St Thomas' church, from 1st December until 31st March 2023 on Tuesdays 9.30-12.00 in the church.
Also on Thursdays 2-4pm in St Thomas' church hall (except for the 1st Thursday of the month, which will be in the church).
Also at Hannah More Cottage, Lower North Street in Cheddar on Tuesdays 10am -12 noon.


Family Advent Reflection Day

Catholic Mothers Somerset are organising an Advent Reflection Day for the whole family on Saturday 10th December at St Mary's, Glastonbury.


Flame 2023

As youth ministry "rebuilds" after the pandemic we hope this is an exciting prospect - something to aim for, and give hope, as young people (and all of us) get used to socialising again. The theme of Flame 2023 - which is exactly 150 days before World Youth Day in Lisbon - takes the WYD Scripture ("Mary arose and went in haste") and crystallises it into the theme, "Rise Up!" Rise up after the pandemic, Rise up as young Catholics, Rise up - as Mary did - for the surprising and beautiful adventure that is our Catholic faith. Learn more about Flame 2023 at FLAME - CYMFed This year, Clifton Diocese has booked tickets and a coach for 50 people. If you're interested in booking a ticket through and travelling with the diocese, please send an email to


WYD 2023

World Youth Day will next take place in Lisbon in 2023. The Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation is organising an eight-day pilgrimage from 31st July to 8th August 2023 for young adults (18-35) in our diocese. The provisional plan is to spend six nights in Lisbon and two nights in Fatima. There will be formation sessions for the group before the pilgrimage to build community and support one another in our faith journey. If you are interested in learning more about the Clifton Diocese World Youth Day 2023 Pilgrimage, and will be at least 18 years old on 1st April 2023, please register your interest at World Youth Day 2023 | Clifton Diocese.



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