Bideford Catholic Churches

Social events, Stories and Pictures

Parish Events - Forthcoming

Tuesday 5th September 2017 The Knights of St Columba are organising another coach trip, this time to Falmouth, the River Fal & onward to Truro. There will be a boat trip and opportunity to visit Truro Cathedral Click here for details.

Formation Days for Catechists:- Calling all Catechists and 'would be Catechists' who help to pass on the faith in any way:- By involvement in Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Rite of Christian Initiation in Marriage preparation programmes, or Children's Liturgy.
A four-part course is being offered - Free of Charge - to help you to grow in your knowledge of the faith and a sense of personal calling. Content will include- Teaching to Pray, Liturgical Life, Preparing the Faith and Life in Christ.
Please see Father Ralph; email us, or use our website contact form to request further details.

Parish Events - Recent

Saturday 1st July  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! Photos of the day will be appearing here soon.

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 slideshow 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.


Parish Events - Previous

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