Bideford Catholic Churches

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Parish Events

Monday 20th August:- The Knights of St Columba,  River Cruise and day out, in Exmouth and Exeter.  Photo slide-show here.

Sunday 12th August:- Annual Parish Bar-B-Q at Blights Garage
Photo slide-show here.

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Friday 22nd June:- KSC Centenery Year Mass of Celebration, was held at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bideford. The Mass was followed by a Bar-B-Q in the Church garden. Kathleen Salter, has produced a write-up see further details here.

Tuesday 22nd May. KSC All day 'Trip to Wells & Glastonbury'.

Easter Saturday 2018. Photos of the Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets. (Description of the meaning of the Blessing of the Easter Food).

Tuesday 5th September 2017 The Knights of St Columba organised a very successful coach trip, to Falmouth, the River Fal & onward to Truro. There was an exciting, (if a little wet) boat trip to Truro, where some parishioners took the opportunity to visit Truro Cathedral.

Saturday 1st July 2017  In the Sacred Heart gardens and Parish Room. The Parish held a "Cream Tea Summer Fayre" Delicious cream teas and a range of home-made cakes were to be had, a Raffle - 1st prize was £100! A tombola stall and a host of 'Fayre Favourites' were laid out in the gardens.  A total of £1,160 was made on the day, a fantastic amount over tea!

3rd June 2017 The Parish held a "Quiet Day" from 11:00am until 5pm in the Parish Room.

27th May 2017 Richard and Linda Escott held a CAFOD "Afternoon Tea Party", at their home in Bideford. Linda reports:-

"The grey, misty day was a disappointing start to the CAFOD Tea Afternoon after the drama of the previous Saharan like heat and wind, followed by a most dramatic thunder storm the night before. At North View Hill, Bideford the day got better as the weather warmed and brightened and the good folks rolled in. Craft, bric-à-brac, plants, books, cakes, plus craft beer tasting added to the mix with delicious teas being served in a crowded garden and house. Some people popped in for a while, others stayed all afternoon. The helpers were better than ever and the atmosphere was one of fun, communication, and good will. Linda and Richard were delighted with the outcome as £1070 was made for CAFOD. Thank-you to everyone who helped, attended and supported the day."

16th May 2017 The Knights of Saint Columba organised a 'charabanc' trip for our Parishioners, to Chideock and the Shrine of the Dorset Martyrs, thence to Seaton and on to Colyton by vintage electric tram.

Gerald Crowe has written about the day, along with a slide-show of photographs which can be seen here.

8th April 2017 Father Ralph, organised a "Lenten day of Retreat" for the Parishioners of Torrington.  The theme was 'Holy Week: Season of Passion' and included Mass, Stations of the Cross and reflections.
Linda Escott has kindly provided a 'slide-show' of photographs of the day - Click here to view.

19th August 2016 - Farewell Party for Father Terry and Bridget
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27th July 2016 - Jubilee Pilgrimage to the Holy Door in Plymouth Cathedral
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16th July 2016 - Gift Day & Parish Tea Afternoon
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26th May 2016 - The Historical Catholic Mass held on Lundy Island