West Somerset Catholic ParishesDulverton, and Minehead with Watchet
Catholic churches prepare to re-open on 15 June for private, individual prayer
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has welcomed the decision that Catholic Churches, that can safely do so, will re-open for individual prayer on 15 June. Cardinal Nichols hopes people will benefit from the ‘sacredness’ of our church spaces and describes it as a “great blessing for individuals and for the benefit of all in society, that church doors will again be open to all who long to pray there for the peace and grace we need today.” Read the full story.
Bishop Declan has recorded a short message about the opening of many of our churches
Live Daily Mass
You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral below at 9.30am
Pope calls us to pray the Our Father together
On Wednesday 25 March, on the Feast of the Annunciation, at 11am UK time (midday Rome), Pope Francis has asked us to join together to pray the Lord’s Prayer as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
You can download the letter from the President and Vice President of the Bishops’ Conference and a PDF offering Liturgical Advice:
Many people are asking how we will observe Easter this year in these difficult times. Here’s some guidance from Rome in the form of a decree.
More information on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
The Sacred Heart is the Mother Church for the large West Somerset Group of parishes that cover the whole of Exmoor
The Catholic congregation of Watchet are guests of the Methodist community and share their chapel in Harbour Road.
The Catholic parish of Dulverton occupies the southern half of Exmoor. It was built by the priest and volunteers in 1955.
We are a friendly parish, which tries to promote the Christian message in this very beautiful part of England
Bulletin & Parish Magazine
We publish a weekly bulletin where you can find all the coming week’s activities and a Parish magazine is published monthly.
The readings for Mass, including the Responsorial Psalm, are changed daily and are published by Universalis.
Here you will find out about all the great things we have happening in our Parishes
Sacred Heart, Minehead
Townsend Road, Minehead
Watchet Methodist Church