Wednesday, 11 May 2016

No Mass on Thursday 12th May 2016

The 9.30am Mass on Thursday has been cancelled as the aisle carpets in church are being replaced.

Friday, 18 March 2016


Holy Week Services & Easter Mass Times

24th March - Holy (Maundy) Thursday
7.00pm  Mass of the Lord's Supper

25th March - Good Friday
11.00am Stations of the Cross
3.00pm  The Passion of the Lord

26th March - Holy Saturday
6.00pm  Easter Vigil

27th March - Easter Sunday
9.00am  Mass
6.00pm  Mass


Friday, 5 February 2016

Ash Wednesday 10th February 2016

Ash Wednesday

10th February 2016 

No Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes
Mass Times for 
Our Parishes in Communion 
9.30am at St John Fisher, Frenchay
9.30am at St Paul's, Yate
7.30pm at St Augustine, Downend
7.30pm at St Lawrence, Chipping Sodbury

Monday, 4 January 2016

Emergency Work in Church - Progress Report

Following a meeting with the Surveyor it has been found that extensive repairs to the ceiling and total redecoration of the church will be necessary. We have been advised that this work together with the erection of extensive scaffolding, redecorating and re-carpeting of the three aisles will extend the temporary closure of the Church until March.  

Therefore until further notice, up to and including 28th February 2016:

· The only Masses will be on Sunday and will be held in the school hall at 9am and 6pm.
· Funerals, baptisms and confessions will at either St. Augustine's Downend or St. Paul's, Yate.
· First Holy Communion Preparation which begins on 17th January will be held in the School Hall after the 9am Mass on Sunday.

Please note that a small repository table and food bank box will be set up each Sunday at the entrance to the school hall.

For more information relating to the temporary closure of Church please take a look at the Management & Finance Committee Minutes of Meeting held on the 30th December.
Mike Box, Chair, Finance & Management Committee

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Emergency Work in Church 
- Temporary Closure of the Church -

On the 15th December, following emergency repairs to a leak in the central heating piping in the loft space of the Church, three further leaks appeared. These leaks have caused damage to the ceiling and carpets in three places.  As a result of the damage to the ceiling there is a danger that parts of the ceiling may collapse. This has caused the temporary closure of the Church for a few weeks. 

Driers were installed in Church on Saturday the 19th December and will operate throughout the Christmas period. The old central heating piping in the Church loft is being capped off. The new piping will run below the ceiling. The work by the heating engineers will commence on Monday 4th January, 2016 and is scheduled to take a week to ten days. The drying-out should be completed by the 29th December when an assessment will be made as to the extent of the repairs to/replacement of aisle carpets, the ceiling and the organ. Some redecoration will also be necessary. 

These are fairly major works that are being undertaken and we are moving as quickly as possible to restore the Church to use.  However if the ceiling cannot be repaired and sections require replacing and redecorating this will have to follow the piping work scheduled to be completed early in January.  Similarly, if the aisle carpets are to be replaced that will extend the closure a little longer. We will update you further on progress in the bulletin on the 10th January.

In the meantime, as a result of the temporary closure of the Church, the only Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes until the 16th January  2016 will be in the School Hall on the following dates:-
Sunday, 27th December 2015
Sunday 3rd January 2015
Sunday 10th January 2015

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to all families and parishioners.

Mike Box, Chair, Finance & Management Committee