The Latest News from Our Parishes
St Augustine’s 60th Anniversary
The celebration of the anniversary will take place on Friday 30th September, with Mass at 7pm followed by a social evening.
In the days leading up to it we will also be offering a spiritual bouquet in thanksgiving for the last 60 years. It will be an opportunity to pray for the parish and for the pilgrimage of life and faith for the years that lie ahead. Various activities will be happening:
- A decade of the Rosary will be prayed for each of the ~1000 people on the parish baptismal register.
- 60 hours of silent adoration.
- Saying 60 decades / mysteries of the rosary for the Parish.
- Feeding 60 less fortunate local people in our hall.
- Walking 60 miles raising funds for a charity in 60 hours.
And we are open to more suggestions. If you have an idea you may talk to any of Fr. Gerry, Veronica, Tony, Jeni, Ufuomo or Ann.
T@3 – Tea at Three
Tuesday, 9th August
Tea at Three at St. Augustines is this week. It is an opportunity for parishioners and non-parishioners to meet socially over tea ( or coffee ) and cakes. Raffle. Please do come along.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday, 14th August
We will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption next weekend. The Solemnity has been transferred from Monday 15th August.
Noah’s Camp is coming back this year to Gloucester Deanery. It will take place from the 15th to 19th August at Whites Farm, Brooms Green, Dymock GL18 2DP. Join us for a family filled week encountering God and coming to know his love in a deeper way. This is a Catholic camp but people from other denominations are welcome. For further details see their website www.noahscamp.co.uk. You are advised to book early, via the website or call 07961 346343.
The Relics of Saint Bernadette
The relics of St. Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage through Britain in September and October. They will come to Clifton Cathedral on Saturday 10th September 2022, for one day only. This is a unique opportunity to experience the charisms of Lourdes. We are invited to join on this occasion to venerate the relics. A coach will travel from Gloucester. The itinerary and booking details are in the newsletter.
St. Augustine’s Autumn Fete
This will take place on Saturday 12th November 2022. Please keep the date free. Details to follow later.
World Youth Day 2023
World Youth Day will next take place in Lisbon in 2023. The Diocese is organising an eight day pilgrimage from 31st July to 8th August 2023. If you are interested in knowing more about the pilgrimage please visit the Diocese web page.
Gloucester Food Bank
Thank you to all who have been donating. They still need your support. Dry or tinned foods can be donated. They cannot accept frozen items, fresh vegetables or anything with alcohol. Weekly collection from English Martyrs. Items can also be left in the lobby at St. Augustines.
Ukraine Emergency Appeal
Please be generous in your support. St. Peter’s is collecting for those who are affected by the war in Ukraine. An online donation may also be made on the web sites of the Disasters Emergency Committee ( DEC ) or CAFOD.
CAFOD have said a huge thank you for all the support, prayers and donations for the people of Ukraine. Catholics in England and Wales have donated over £3 million.
Hiring of our Halls for Private Events
Following consultation with the diocese the policy for hiring our halls for private events has changed.
- The halls can only be hired by parishioners or family members.
- Hirers will need to complete the new Individual Hire Contract form.
- A cut-off time of 7pm will apply, except when expressly agreed.
- A deposit of £100 will be required if the hirer is not well-known.
These resistrictions do not apply for parish functions. Also our halls will continue to be available for hire by businesses, clubs and other organisations.
Enquiries about availability should be addressed to Marisa ( for English Martyrs ) or to Dariusz ( for St. Augustine’s ).