The archive itself has not been digitised so for a potential user the next step would be to contact the parish archivist (details below) and arrange a visit to the presbytery to consult items of particular interest.There are few rules about how that is done and no charge is envisaged for first-looks or small study projects.Most recently, we have been leading the Bible Study Series each Wednesday at 7.30pm, as well as enjoying local Ceilidhs (Irish Dances) in Bristol and Bath.
Bottom line…there’s lots to get involved with at St Johns…you’re interested in learning more or getting involved in group activities, email 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 Diocese in the world will have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel.
This spring/summer 2017 we’re looking to help clean up the Church Grounds and Gardens, as well as continue our Social activities around Bath.
You can meet us after the 6.30pm Mass at the back of the Church after which we go to a local pub for refreshments.
At present the archive consists chiefly of: There are some intriguing one-offs like a list of subscribers for pews in the Catholic chapel that was built following the anti-Catholic riots of 1780 and mission accounts for the period of the Napoleonic Wars.
The hope is to make the archive useful to a wide range of people.
The work has consisted thus far of removing 10 tons of soil and debris and 30 bags of rubbish and refuse.
We are now making progress to beautify the space and installing a wall and grotto to Our Lady.
The governors are confident that Mrs Bennett will lead St John’s with vision, great commitment, experience, and ability in its next phase for the benefit of all the children of St John’s Catholic Primary School.