Grapevine magazine is a quarterly parish publication. The Grapevine team was formed in the early 1990’s to produce a parish magazine. The work involves collecting articles and photographs from parishioners, contacting advertisers, publishing a 24 page magazine every three months, proof reading, duplicating and collating the magazine.
Music Group was formed in the late 1970’s
The Group meets in the homes of parishioners to prepare music for the oncoming season of the Church.
First Holy Communion Leaders meet approximately five weeks prior to First Holy Communion Day to help children and parents to prepare for the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The Group was formed in 2008.
Fundraising Group The aims of the Group are:
The group is involved in organising car boot sales, bingos, Christmas draw, St Bernadette’s ‘200’ club, bonus no. games and repository, over 60’s Christmas party and coffee mornings on a regular basis and occasional other events.
Ladies’ Circle first met as Catholic Women’s League over 20 years ago and the meetings were always well attended. However, the need to attend meetings at branch level became an issue and consequently continued as a parish group.
The aims of the Group are
CAFOD Group organise the usual Family Fast Day collections in the Parish, the group also responds to crisis appeals, arranges quiz nights and raffles. Group members occasionally make appeals from the Altar and on Good Friday morning lead the Parish in a CAFOD "Way of the Cross."
Children's Liturgy Group
Crown Green Bowling Teams
St Bernadette's Youth Group
St Bernadette's and St Marie's Working Party
Parish Office at St Marie's
Almond Brook Road, Standish,
Wigan WN6 0TB
Open: 9:00am to 12noon
Monday to Friday
Rev. Fr. John Hindley
Serving the Parishes of:
St Bernadette, Shevington
St Marie of the Annunciation, Standish