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Santiago de Compostella

2nd June 2014

The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain owes its origin to the discovery, in what is now Galicia, of the tomb of the Apostle James the Great sometime early in the 9th century. It probably achieved its greatest popularity in the 12th century, when it came to rival Rome and Jerusalem as goals of Christian pilgrimage, and though it declined thereafter, it has never been entirely forgotten.

John Beirne, enjoying a coffee, before starting out on his journey to Compostella. This year he will celebrate his 71st birthday en route. He is hoping to raise awareness of the historical importance of this pilgrimage which used St James Bristol as a starting point.

Sponsorship

2/6/2014 We have already received £50 in sponsored donations for John’s walk.

Volunteer Impact

8th April 2014

Lloyd's Bank Volunteers planted bulbs in the South Garden back in November 2013.

Here is the result of their labour.    THANK YOU !!

Church Memorials

25th February 2014

The memorials that have been restored in the church have interesting stories.

A group of volunteers have been researching the history of these memorials.

The War Memorials for St James Priory and St Peter's Church have also been researched.

The findings are available via this link:

www.stjamesprioryproject.org.uk/history-and-education/family-history-research

CHRISTMAS 2013 NEWSLETTER

11th December 2013

This is now available to view and download.

Lloyds Bank Volunteer Day

27th November 2013

On 26th November we had 23 volunteers from Lloyds Bank Bristol giving their time and effort to help our Charity.

They spent the whole day at the Priory helping us with Painting, Gardening, IT and the Cafe.

We are extremely grateful for this invaluable support and hope to see them again next year !!

CAFE WEBSITE:

18th November 2013

We are in the process of creating a Website for the cafe: http://www.caferefectoire.co.uk

ST BRENDAN’S COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

9th October 2013

10th October 2013

OPENING EVENT – 5PM

The Lord Mayor of Bristol will open this Exibition.

Please come along and view the photographs.


WEBSITE UPDATE

17th June 2013

The website has been updated. You will notice different menus which will allow you to more easily find and access the information you require.

EG. The calendar is now a separete menu at the top of the page and the Cafe has its own page..

Take a tour and try it out.  More information udates will be added shortly,

CHURCH OPENING TIMES

13th May 2013

Between 14th May & 29th May the church will open from 10am until 2pm – Monday – Friday.

Mass on Sundays is at 8am.

CABOT ACCESS SCAFFOLDING

8th April 2013

This is a TOP local company and highly recommended by us. Polite,friendly and excellent service.

They have provided a Tower on 2 separate occasions to help us out. Many thanks to Keith and the Team.

Tel: 0117 9600222

EASTER 2013

25th March 2013

Mass at St James on Easter Sunday is at 8am.

The Church will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Download our Easter Newsletter :

POPE FRANCIS I

19th March 2013

“Today, too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others,”

Pope Francis donned the symbols of papal power and vowed to embrace the "poorest" of humanity  at a grand inauguration in the Vatican as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.