For the fourth year in succession a group of St. Clare's Parishioners gathered at our link church: St. Mary's, Fernyhalgh on the Sunday after the feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Lady.
It had long been the aspiration of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) to hold a 'Parish Open Meeting' to share with parishioners the work they have undertaken and to learn the views and opinions of interested parties. So it was, that on the worst night you could imagine, with rain in torrents and a seeming grid-lock of traffic 60 or 70 parishioners came together for this event which started with Holy Mass.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Parish Meeting. We have now managed to collate all the feedback which we will be discussing at the next Parish Council meeting to be held on the 22nd October.
It's been a while since the last open parish meeting and we need to update you with our plans for the next meeting which will be on Wednesday 5th December after the 7pm Mass.
Tonight about 35 parishioners gathered for the second of our parish meetings. The focus of the meeting was to develop some of the ideas received so far through further discussion.