World Youth Day Pilgrimage to St Mary’s Holy Door


The sun was shining as 13 parishioners from St Michael’s, Shepton Mallet and St Mary’s, Glastonbury set off on their pilgrimage to St Mary’s Holy Door.   Last November had seen them walk the reverse 13 miles raising funds to help get three of their young people to World Youth Day.  That walk had seen them set off in daylight and arrive needing torches! This time the conditions were kinder, the weather showing Somerset at its best.  Pilgrims were also greeted en-route by other parishioners as they took a well-earned rest to refuel with a Sunday roast!  Then four miles later saw everyone reach the Holy Door and receive a very warm welcome, which was much appreciated. 

In walking this pilgrimage to St Mary’s Holy Door the target needed to fund St Michael’s young people to go to World Youth Day has now been reached.  So many thanks are due to so many people for their generous support.

World Youth Day Pilgrimage To St Mary’s Holy Door

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A Celebration of Traditional and Contemporary Folk Song – Sun 22 May

On Sunday 22 May at 7pm St Michael’s will be hosting a celebration of Traditional and Contemporary Folk Song.  Three groups will be performing and coming together to treat us to some glorious harmonies.

Tickets are £7.  To book please call Lou Van Eyken on 01749 343730 or St Michael’s Church on 01749 342587.  Tickets can also be purchased on the door.



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Car Boot Sale at St Michael’s – Sunday 08 May at 11am

On Sunday 8 May at 11am we will be holding another Car Boot Sale in St Michael’s Church car park.

£5 per pitch, setting up from 1030am with gates opening at 11am.

There will be refreshments available.

All enquires to either Theresa Gibson (01749 342587) or Jacky Tucker (01749 830695)




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Diocesan Holy Land Pilgrimage – October 2016

Bishop Declan is set to lead this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. There has been a fantastic amount of interest and now is the time for those deposits and booking forms to start coming in. Tangney Tours, who are looking after arrangements for our pilgrimage, have reserved hotel and flight for the group and now need deposits to hold the booking for us.

Pictures from our diocesan pilgrimage in 2013 can be found here. It was a real time of deepening prayer walking in the footsteps of Jesus and the apostles, enabling communion in bringing 91 pilgrims together from across the four counties of our diocese, and strengthening mission in sending us back encouraged and enthused as a people of faith, sent to be living stones proclaiming the good news of the Gospel.

The dates, as you can see from the poster, are Monday 24 October until Tuesday 1 November.

All the spaces on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land this year have now been taken. If you were planning to be part of the Pilgrimage, please contact the Adult Education office to include yourself on the waiting list.





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Year of Mercy – 12 Hours for the LORD


On Friday 4 March 2016 we have a wonderful opportunity to join the Holy Father and the Church universally in 12 hours Adoration of the the Blessed Sacrament for the Year of Mercy.  

It will start with Mass at midday and conclude at midnight.  Cover to watch with the Lord throughout this period is required.  

Would you commit to one hour to ensure at least two people are present for each of the twelve hours? Please add your name to the list on the noticeboard in the entrance to the Church.



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St Michael’s and St Bernadette’s Youth Groups battle it out!

Youth Groups from St Michael’s, Shepton Mallet and St Bernadette’s, Whitchurch, Bristol came together last Friday at St Michael’s to battle it out in their first inter-parish quiz challenge.  Six rounds of high pressure questions, a bowlful of chilli and rather a lot of pizza later, saw a winning team emerge! With the winning team comprising of both parishes meant the highly sought-after cup (albeit not solid silver!) had to find its home in both parishes!  A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all.  



St Michael’s And St Bernadette’s Youth Quiz

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