Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese
Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese

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From Sunday 31st October, All Saints, There Will ONLY BE THE ONE SUNDAY MASS At 9am Held At St Pius Xth

Dear all,

We are moving to one Sunday Mass in preparation for when Fr Michael moves on to pastures new after Christmas and Fr Matt Anscombe becomes our Parish Priest for all four parishes making up the new South Bristol Mission Area.

By doing so, we hope to ensure that a Sunday Mass can be offered weekly in St Pius Xth, St Bernadette’s and St Dunstan’s. Sacred Heart will open as soon as possible for a Friday morning Mass.


Welcome Small Steps Towards Loosening Restrictions

 A collective endeavour so all continue to feel safe to gather to worship

We are delighted that over the next few weeks, you will see some changes such as the readers proclaiming from the main lectern and communal singing returning.

Though we all want to return fully to 'normal' as soon as possible, we have a duty of care to all our parishioners and particularly to the most vulnerable who wish to come to the Church. We are asking you to still look after and to be kind and respectful to the people around you, who may not share your views.



Please remember that:

  • The one-way system remains in place to prevent pinch points or people gathering to chat in the Narthex. Please keep socialising to outdoors.
  • Frequent hand sanitising is to continue.
  • Facemasks must be worn unless exempt for medical or age reasons.
  • Keep your distance: please try to maintain at least 1m distance between households whilst indoors
  • As the weather cools, remember to wrap up warm. When people have gathered, the fire door will be opened, and the heating will be switched off.
  • Communion will be under one kind, received in the hand.
  • The Diocesan Policy still stands that if someone is self-isolating in your household, you are advised to stay away from church premises for the duration of the isolation.

For our part, we will maintain good ventilation, our rigorous cleaning schedule and stewards will remain on duty.

And if you are still unable to join us in person, do watch from home and be assured that we miss you and are praying for you.

God Bless

Fr Michael and St Pius Xth Pastoral Team

Each and every one of us is invited to serve in helping our parishes to fulfil their joint mission of being “a loving, embracing and thriving community with Christ at the heart of our lives, finding God through reflection, prayer and worship, and witnessing to the Good News of Jesus Christ through our words, actions and service to others”. 

Called to be a People of Hope

Clifton Diocesan Pastoral Guidelines



29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

No worries if you don't have a missal. Click on the  picture above for the daily Mass readings.



Clergy Musings

Deacon Mark gives us an update on possibilities following Fr Michael's re-directing of his ministry next February 2022 and the exciting opportunities for all of us to be more active in our faith and local communities.



Indoors & Out!

Please be patient and considerate of others by observing a 2 metre distance between household groups at all times so that everyone can feel at ease.


We don't want anyone to stop coming because someone else made them feel unsafe.


To speak to Fr Michael or Deacon Mark


Please contact them by phone if at all possible. Otherwise, please alert one of the stewards and Fr Michael or Deacon Mark will come and see you in the church.


Please note that for the safety of your clergy, the Sacristy is restricted for their use only.

Financial Support for the Parishes & their Projects

If you are still able to give to the parish at this time, this would be much appreciated.


Standing Orders are the easiest way to pay a regular amount. Download the form here. Just fill in and return to the parish office.


Otherwise using the paypal buttons below may be the easiest way to continue to donate at this time.


Thank you for your generosity


St Pius Xth


Sacred Heart


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