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Canon David's Retirement Mass and Supper

As you may now be aware, Cannon David will be leaving us at the end of... Read More...

PPC minutes 19th June 2019

The minutes from the Parish Pastoral Council meeting held on 19th June 2019 are available here.... Read More...

Eucharistic Mission in Bath

17:45 Mass at St John´s 18:30 Holy Hour at St John´s 19:30 Shared supper at... Read More...

SPICMA Famine Aid

The Karamoja region in northeast Uganda has struggled with drought conditions periodically for... Read More...

Welcome

A message from our Parish Priest Canon David Ryan

St John's has a great history over 150 years of Catholic faith, as well as a great modern mission to bring the Gospel of Christ in the heart of vibrant city that has a multicutural and international character. Our beautiful church is an oasis of prayer and healing. Its doors are always open especially providing a welcome for all people in all situations.

I would like to welcome you as a new parishioner from where ever you have come from. I hope you will want to play an active part in our community life using the gifts that God has given you through your baptismal calling. This website will help you to explore the varied ministries and to assist the building of relationships and fostering the growing Christian community. Whatever your age or background feel that you are at home and very much at one with your community.

Our Parish Handbook provides lots of usefeul information about the church, the parish, ministries, schools and much more. You can download it here.


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  • St. John's Garden

      Overview Donations Marian Devotion Archive   We have been working to restore our beautiful Riverside Garden for the enjoyment of the local community,...
  • Canon David's Retirement Mass and Supper

    As you may now be aware, Cannon David will be leaving us at the end of August. We are so grateful for all that he has done for St John’s and he will...
  • PPC minutes 19th June 2019

    The minutes from the Parish Pastoral Council meeting held on 19th June 2019 are available...
  • PPC minutes 15th May 2019

    The minutes from the Parish Pastoral Council meeting held on 15th May 2019 are available...
  • 2019 Festival Choir programme

    Download for our 2019 Festival Choir...
  • Canon Mattie Hayes Requiem Mass

    Thank you to Father Christopher Whitehead and the family of Canon Mattie Hayes for a deeply moving requiem Mass on Wednesday 15th May. Canon Mattie...
  • Easter week 2019

    Easter Message from Canon David Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! I greet you with the joyful victory song of Easter, the greatest of all Christian...
  • Perpetual adoration

    Perpetual Adoration has begun in Bath. The Devotion was begun by the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist in France and it is hoped that every...
  • Eucharistic Mission in Bath

    Weekend 27-28 April 2019 with Fr Gary Holmes & Fr James Sheridan Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist Saturday 27 April 17:45 Mass at St John´s 18:30...
  • Message from Imam Mohammad, Bath Mosque

    Dear all, Thank you so much for your letters, emails and flowers of condolences on the New Zealand terrorist attack in the Christchurch city....
  • SPICMA Famine Aid

    The Karamoja region in northeast Uganda has struggled with drought conditions periodically for many years. The rural population is especially poor...
  • Amazonia: New Paths for the Church

    Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology October 6th to 27th 2019 On the afternoon of the 24th February from 3.30 pm-6pm a...
  • St. John's Garden Archive

      Overview Donations Marian Devotion Archive   15.07.2018 An excellent start to our Live Carving in the Garden as the stone began to take shape and the...
  • Marian Devotion

      Overview Donations Marian Devotion Archive   At St Johns we are recognised for having a rich heritage in Marian devotion. We honour Our Lady to draw...
  • St. John's Garden Donations

      Overview Donations Marian Devotion Archive   For any Donations please contact the Parish Office. There are also envelopes at the back of the Church which...
  • Holy Land pilgrimage

    The idea of a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been approved by St John's Council and Canon Ryan dependent on flight costs. The dates 3rd to 13th...
  • St John’s Riverside Garden Opening Ceremony

    History was made on Saturday 27th October as a large crowd gathered in arctic like conditions to celebrate the Blessing of Our Lady of Bath, Queen of...
  • SPICMA Famine Report

    Please read the latest report from the priests dealing with the famine in the Loyoro and Panyangara parishes, Karamoja, Uganda. If you would like to...
  • First holy communion

    We are delighted to inform you that First Holy Communion Lessons will begin on Sunday 13th January 2019 with an Introduction and Registration Session...
  • New water plant

    A new mineral water plant was installed on 1st May 2018 in Tenali, India sponsored by the missionary children who adore Jesus from 5 to 6 pm every...
  • Live Simply: Live in Solidarity with the Poor

    In many parts of the developing world, technology has made tremendous improvements to the lives of the poor, many remote from the nearest towns. The...
  • St. John's Garden - BBC Radio Bristol

    On Sunday 21st October, Caroline Taylor, our Parish Fabric & Finance Chair, was interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol about the opening of our garden....
  • St John's Garden - Opening Ceremony

    You are warmly invited to the St John's Garden opening ceremony and blessing of the statue Our Lady of Bath – Queen of Peace at 1pm on Saturday 27th...
  • CAFOD livesimply

    St Johns has registered to become a CAFOD livesimply parish. We are on a journey.... The livesimply challenge is an opportunity for Catholic...
  • St. John's garden September update

    You can see some photos of our progress and other work in the garden ...
  • Canon Michael English's Diamond Jubilee

    On 15th June 2018 a great gathering took place of clergy and people to celebrate 60 years of priesthood for Canon Michael English. Born in...
  • Falcon webcam

    Live Bath St John’s Church Peregrine webcam The Hawk and Owl Trust has a single feed running from the St John’s church spire nest box. This video is...
  • Lectio Divina course at St. Mary's

    Lectio Divina (sacred reading) is a wonderful way to allow scripture to speak into our lives from our hearts. It is a way of reading the Scriptures...
  • Roadmap ministries

    A Future Full of Hope - Reflections on activities At the beginning of 2017 Bishop Declan wrote a pastoral letter asking all the people of the...
  • Urgent Famine Appeal

    "St Joseph’s Catholic Parish covers two government sub- counties of Panyangara and Nakapelimoru with a total population of 67,392 people. These...
  • We are All Called... How are we to Respond?

    On Saturday 21st April over 250 people came to the Apex Hotel for the day to hear Michelle Moran speak; including members of Bath Catholic Deanery...
  • CAFOD: Northern Uganda agricultural challenges

    A report of a recent talk by guest speaker Alex Abaca, who gives a first hand account of the positive interventions by the local Catholic Church and...
  • A Future Full of Hope

    Bishop Declan has published his document 'A Future Full of Hope' which is available to download...
  • SPICMA update and appeal

    Click here for the latest SPICMA Pakistan and Uganda update and appeals.
  • Raising funds for the East African drought

    A team from the Bath-based energy efficiency consultancy B:SSEC Ltd has completed a 70km hike across the Lake District to raise funds to tackle the...
  • Accessing the Parish archives

    Our parish archive: waiting to be used A parish’s sense of its own history is at the heart of what it is and how it comes across to the wider world....
  • A SPICMA message

    50 Years of Helping the Missionary Church and the People of the Developing World Back in 1967 a young man from North London named Bernard Phelan was...
  • Famine - Xavier appeal

    The shadow of famine has returned to Karamoja, Uganda. Fr Mitema MHM has asked for your help in feeding the people of his parish of Loyoro and the...
  • Cornerstone Mission update March 18th

    Cornerstone @ St Johns would like to thank the Adoration Team, St Johns Runners, Young Adult Group, Fabric & Finance Committee and all parishioners...
  • St Johns Young Adult Group

    Our Young Adult Group (18+) has been growing in faith at St Johns since 2015. We started with helping with the clean up of our Adoration Chapel,...
  • Calling Young Adults

    CAFOD Gap Year volunteer vacancies are open for 18-30 year olds. Last year, a student from Trowbridge went on a CAFOD Gap year. More information can...
  • Falcons

    Our spire has been the home for peregrin falcons for many years now. They have featured on BBC Springwatch and can be seen through the nest webcam....
  • Karamoja Drought

    Again Karamoja is once again facing a dry spell at a very critical time. The people were very glad to welcome the rains at the beginning of April....
  • Famine Situation in Karamoja

    In the last few days we have been blessed by rain and we hope that this is the beginning of rainy season which will eventually bring food. However,...
  • Adoration Chapel

    Adoration Night chapel inaguration The new Night-time Adoration Chapel based in the lower rooms of the sacristy of St John's Church was opened on...
  • A Festival of Carols and Readings

    A Festival of Carols and Readings in preparation for Christmas Sunday 20 December at 7.45pm St John’s Festival Choir will once again be leading the...
  • Laudato Sí Parliamentary debate

    The motion was intended to set the scene for a parliamentary session in which backbenchers could give their views to the government on the...
  • Parish Archive soon to go live

    The core of the parish archive has now been brought together and securely shelved upstairs at the presbytery. It mainly consists of sacramental...
  • Young People Group Adoration

    St John's Young People Group will attend Adoration on Friday 27th of November from 8 to 9 pm to say the rosary together and share moments of silent...
  • Contemporary Music Group

    We are pleased to announce the successful first meeting of the Contemporary Music Group. Around twenty people of varying ages and from many nations...
  • Jubilee year CD of music from St John's now on sale

    Jubilee year CD of music from St John's To celebrate the great variety of music which is heard at St John's, a special CD was produced for the...

Mass times

Saturday Vigil Mass

 

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5.45pm

Sunday Morning

 

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10.00am 

Polish Mass

 

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12:30pm

Sunday Evening

 

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6.30pm

Monday

 

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9.30am

Tuesday - Friday

 

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10.00am

Coming events