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GROUPS & EVENTS

Bishop Declan invites every parish to an evening liturgy at the Cathedral on June 22nd at 7pm when he will also present Clifton’s Synod report to each parish. It is hoped that at least two people including the Parish Priest will be present to receive the report. However, there are no restrictions on the number of parishioners to attend, so book the event via this link (Eventbrite):  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evening-liturgy-synod-tickets-327123734897

Café Assisi Redfield

The church is excited to announce the opening of the Café Assisi Redfield restaurant in the Shore Gallery. The restaurant will be the sister restaurant of the Café Assisi located at Number One Bristol, Lewins Mead in the centre of Bristol.

Café Assisi Redfield is a one of a kind culinary establishment with a menu inspired by the idea of simple and honest cooking. We are preparing our business with one goal in mind: providing an enjoyable dining experience to the Redfield and surrounding residents. Thanks to the experience and dedication of our chef, our dishes are fresh, hearty and simply unforgettable.

Our Chef has been a restaurateur for over 25 years and has experience in a variety of cuisines including Italian. He has operated a catering facility at St Patrick’s Church in Bristol and successfully managed an Italian Pizzeria for the past 14 years in Bradford in Avon near Bath. He is a trained chef with in-depth knowledge about all food preparation.

The Café Assisi Redfield is due to open in May 2022.

Opening times are as follows

Days                                     Number one Bristol                                   Redfield

Monday                                 08:00 – 22:00                                              Closed

Tuesday                                 08:00 – 22:00                                              Closed

Wednesday                          08:00 – 22:00                                              Closed

Thursday                               08:00 – 22:00                                17:00 – 22:00

Friday                                     08:00 – 22:00                                17:00 – 22:00

Saturday                               08:00 – 22:00                                  17:00 – 22:00

Sunday                                   Closed                                                           Closed

Please visit the websites to view menu or make reservations on:-

Number One Bristol

Redfield

For more Information please contact the restaurant on 0117 2130900 or send an email to: admin@assisicafe.co.uk

There is an opportunity for catechists to be renewed and refreshed by taking part in a series of on-line conversations with a variety of speakers from around the country. Each speaker will offer their own insights into different aspects of catechesis and evangelisation, followed by time to discuss, comment and share ideas.

Our speakers & dates are:

23 September 2021: What is the Church asking of us? – Fr Jan Nowotnik

21 October: Sycamore – Susan Longhurst

25 November: Celebrating the Rites – why bother? – Mgr Kevin McGinnell

20 January 2022: Called by Name – the significance of the Rite of Election – Sarah Adams

24 February: The Lenten Journey through Art – Lynne Hanley

24 March: Entering the Mystery, Praying the Triduum – Fr James Hanvey SJ

21 April: Mystagogia – it’s not a swear word – David Wells

19 May: Supporting people in our parishes who present with intellectual difficulties – Cristina Gangemi

16 June: Being a Catechist – David Wells

July: Retreat

All are welcome to join, including anyone who is interested in this area of ministry but not yet involved. To our next session on Thursday 21 October, we welcome Susan Longhurst. The conversations will take place on Microsoft Teams, 7.30pm – 8.45pm. For parishioners to register their interest please contact: adult.education@cliftondiocese.comMicrosoft Teams invite will be sent out a few days before each talk.

THE LITTLE WAY ASSOCIATION  The Little Way is a group of secular Catholics who come together each month for prayer, reflection and socialising. The Group is part of a worldwide Order of Carmelites. They meet on the second Saturday of most months at St. Patrick’s Bristol. If you would like further information about the order or Community please call their President, Patrick Dillon on 01275 794 094 with a contact detail or visit the website: www.secularcarmel.org.uk

JOB VACANCIES

Safer Recruitment Officer

Full-time – 35 hours per week

 

There is a new vacancy in the Safeguarding team to support safer recruitment activities throughout the Diocese. Based in the Curia Offices in Pennywell Rd, Bristol, the Safer Recruitment Officer role provides support to parishes regarding the safer recruitment of people working and volunteering within the Church. The provision of Disclosure and Barring (DBS) administration is also a key element of the role.      

 

For further information, the role is available on the Diocesan website https://cliftondiocese.com/diocese/working-for-us/

Property Management Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Property Services Team at Clifton Diocese, the role is focussed on supporting the Head of Property Services in managing the Curia property assets.  Clifton Diocese own a large diverse property portfolio and the successful postholder will be integral to the running of the Property Department.  The role is a full-time position based in Alexander House, in Bristol.  The key responsibilities will be undertaking administrative responsibilities to ensure the smooth operation of the Property Services Department.  The post holder will assist the Head of Property Services in the operation of the Property Services Department, ensuring that buildings and land within the Diocesan property portfolio are managed and maintained in good order.  The post holder will also oversee the running of Holy Souls Cemetery as the Cemetery Co-ordinator.

The postholder will need to be self-motivated and well organised with good timekeeping and record keeping abilities.

Further information regarding the role is available on the diocesan website: https://cliftondiocese.com/diocese/working-for-us/

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jo Long, Head of Property Services.

New Bishop’s Video for School Governors There are 62 maintained schools in Clifton Diocese, educating 21,673 pupils. They are supported by a ‘volunteer army’ of school governors, including 350 Foundation Governors appointed by Bishop Declan. The Bishop wishes to recruit new candidates to join the governing bodies, to help grow and sustain Catholic education in the Diocese for current and future generations, and so has produced a new promotional video https://vimeo.com/592918008 where the Bishop and current governors and Headteachers, talk about the importance and value of school governors. Please watch the video to discover some of what being a school governor is about. If you would like to support catholic education and so would like to apply to be a governor, please complete the online application form https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/form-2  or contact Bill McEntee, Governance Officer via bill.mcentee@cliftondiocese.com  or call 07710094976 for more information – he would love to hear from you!

MISSION APPEALS

The Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation has asked 40 people in the diocese to create Lenten Reflection Videos. Each one generously offered their thoughts and prayers in the reflection, and we encourage you to support them by watching their reflections and praying with them. You can find all the videos on the diocesan website Lent 2022 | Clifton Diocese

Volume II of The Clifton Evangelist is here, published on Friday 11 March!

It has information about upcoming events and things the department has done recently, as well as articles written by people from around the diocese.

You can find the volumes of The Clifton Evangelist on the diocesan website Faith and Formation | Clifton Diocese

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A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church from September 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”.

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