Our Lady Queen of Apostles

Our Parish is part of the Diocese of Clifton, in communion with the Holy Father and our Bishop.

The origins of the parish were established in 1942 when the Pallottine Fathers purchased a cottage in Cheddar called Acacia House. A room was converted into a chapel and Masses were said for the small Catholic community in the Cheddar Valley. As the Catholic population of the area grew, and after many years of fund raising a parish church was commissioned in 1965. Building of the Parish Church of Our Lady Queen of Apostles was completed in 1966 and was finally consecrated in June 1977.

You can read more on the history of the parish through this link: Parish History

Home Visits

Since the easing of Covid19 restrictions, we are able to visit parishioners and take Holy Communion to the housebound. Please let me know if you, or anyone you know, would like to receive the Blessed Sacrament or would just like a visit and a chat. Contact: Jeanette Vale 01934 733312

Staying in Touch

We have a weekly Staying in Touch email. If you would like to receive it then contact mail@steveandannep.co.uk

Prayer group

The Prayer Group meets every Tuesday morning at 10.30 in the St Vincent Pallotti Room. The usual format is to read and reflect on the Gospel for the forthcoming Sunday, which usually leads to some discussion. There is then time for shared prayers of petition and thanksgiving for prayers answered. Coffee/tea is available and of course some chat. All are welcome

Our Parish Charity

Each year at the parish AGM charities are nominated by parishioners to be adopted as our parish charity.

Our 2023 charity was FEES Fund, a local charity  which provides grants to young people to undertake developmental opportunities.

Our 2024 charity is XXX

In previous years we have supported:

SPACE – a local mental health charity for young people.

Somerset Bloodbikes emergency transfer of blood, documents etc between hospitals

Mary’s Meals