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.
2/6/2014 We have already received £50 in sponsored donations for John’s walk.
Lloyd's Bank Volunteers planted bulbs in the South Garden back in November 2013.
Here is the result of their labour. THANK YOU !!
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:
This is now available to view and download.
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 !!
We are in the process of creating a Website for the cafe: http://www.caferefectoire.co.uk
10th October 2013
OPENING EVENT – 5PM
The Lord Mayor of Bristol will open this Exibition.
Please come along and view the photographs.
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,
Between 14th May & 29th May the church will open from 10am until 2pm – Monday – Friday.
Mass on Sundays is at 8am.
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
Mass at St James on Easter Sunday is at 8am.
The Church will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
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