On Tuesday, 11th February, you are invited to come along to a short service in Saint Nicholas’ where parishioners will be able to come forward to receive the sacrament of healing.

Afternoon tea will be served in the Presbytery following the service and parishioners are welcome to bring along a spouse, or even a friend who feels that they might derive some benefit and comfort.

Please take an printed invitation which will be available at the weekend and return them to Carol Baker or Pat Nolan with names of all who wish to take tea in order that catering can be arranged.

HIDDEN VOICES – Tackling Modern Slavery


Hidden Voices is an exciting process which aims to inform and support local communities in taking action on the challenging issue of Modern Slavery.

Hidden Voices will help you know how to spot slavery and then join with others in Bristol – and eventually the wider community – in tackling the issue.

The aim is that our parishes should be equipped in understanding, detecting and preventing slavery and trafficking, whilst also enabling those affected.

To support the lead of the Santa Marta Initiative, these sessions are particularly for the Catholic Community in Bristol and are led by two experienced lay Catholics. The process take place over three sessions. Please consider attending, even if you cannot manage all three sessions.

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Dates: 11th January, 25th January and 8th February

Where: St Nicholas Church, Lawfords Gate, Bristol BS5

NB car parking available via Pennywell Road Entrance or on the street

For more information please email


Organised and ready to fund-raise – a strong team of St Nicholas’ parishioners who raised a tremendous £861.64 for the Parish. Obviously they could not have done this without the support of those who came along – Well done everyone!









Bishop Declan will be conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at 11.00am.  The programme will be open to all young people in school, Years 9 and above.  If you wish to join the preparation programme which starts early in the new year, please complete the application form  which can be found at before 29th November 2019.

If you were not baptised at either St Gregorys, St Thomas More or Sacred Hearts churches, you will need to supply a copy of your baptismal certificate which will be returned to you after it has been processed.




Image result for clip art oberammergauChurches together in Winchcombe is organising a visit in two years time to the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play.  The play has been performed at regular intervals since 1634 and now takes place every ten years.

A planned trip from Winchcombe will combine the visit to Oberammergau with a few days’ holiday in Austria.  (Oberammergau is a small village in Bavaria close to the Austrian border).  Flying on Wednesday 3 June 2020 from Birmingham to Munich, the group will be staying in Strobl on the Wolfgangsee amidst the lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut.  There will be some time in the picturesque city of Salzburg and then two days in Oberammergau itself for the Passion Play, before flying home on Wednesday, 10th June.

To find out more, please email: