St Dominic's and St Joseph's News
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Great 10K Run for the Cafod Lent Appeal Update
Congratulations to our Youth @ St Dominic's group who all completed the run and raised substancial funds for Cafod
Donations are still welcome, you can still donate via JustGiving
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Great 10K Run for the Cafod Lent Appeal on Saturday 19th May
Our Youth @ St Dominic's group are aiming to raise £750 for the Cafod Lent Appeal.
Our efforts will go towards projects that will help to improve nutrition in Zimbabwe, Eritrea and Zambia.
Please help us
- by sponsoring us directly
- by adding your name to the sponsorship form at the back of the Church
- by using our page on the JustGiving website to make a donation - click her to go to their site
The Government is currently matching all donations to the Lent Appeal so that they are doubled (note that online donations need to be made by 30th April 2018 to qualify)
Thank you Dylan, Emma-Peggy, Erin, Jessica, Lillie
To find out what oppotunities we have in Dursley and Nympsfield to prepare for Easter see here.
November 2017 - Church boiler finally retires
The Church boiler is over 30 years old. When the service engineer visited he declared it to be dangerous and beyond repair so it had to be decommissioned.
It has taken a silly amount of time and effort to get 3 quotes for fitting a new boiler and repairing some of the three inch pipework but finally we are there.
Work should start at the end of the week ending 15th December or at the start of the following week.
Keep coming to Church with plenty of layers, scarves etc. in the meantime. We have only been able to use 5 electric heaters due to the limitation of the power points in the Church.
October 2017 - New Altar, Ambo and Font (all in Stone)
During the week 16th - 20th October the Church was closed whilst all the installation work was done.
It is fair to say that the result was impressive and well received my most, if not all, parishioners. Pictures to follow soon.
The dark patches on some of the stone is mould due to the freshly cut stone containing moisture. We were advised to
leave it well alone as it will dissappear once it's dried out. This not helped by the boiler packing up in November.
February 2016 - First Holy Communion Classes
First Holy Communion Classes will will be held at St Joseph's School from February to June 2016.
The children will be receiving their First Holy Comminion on Sunday 12th June at St Dominic's Church
October 2015 - Father Philip Beasly arrives
Father Philip Beasly became our Parish Priest on 1st October 2015.
Father Alex, our Priest for the previous 5 years has moved to Our Lady of Lourdes in Weston-Super-Mare.
September 2015 - Borderlands Charity
For the next year St Dominic's will be supporting the charity Borderlands which works with refugees and asylum seekers in central Bristol.
The first fund raising event which raised £250 was organised by Faith in Action and the Social Committee. This was a bread and soup lunch held after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday 13th September.
Hilary Jones the Chief Executive of the charity gave a presentation explaining the valuable work they do.
For more information about the Borderlands charity click here
New Stained Glass Window
In January 2015 the rusting plain round window above the main entrance door of the Church was replaced with a new stained glass window.
It was made and designed by Graham Dowding Stained Glass Ltd. of Ruskin Mill Nailsworth and paid for by genorous donations given specifically for the project.
The window was blessed during Mass on Sunday 14th June 2015 by Fr Alex.
See pictures in the Gallery (top menu)