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A message from Fr John

Posted: 03 September 2020

As I was reflecting on yesterday’s poem, the Epitaph from Burns, I thought that today we might acknowledge the great strength that we have as a parish, a community, a body of folk that love and support each other - with the capacity to reach out to others.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 02 September 2020

Good morning - enjoy the sun and warmth whilst you can

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 01 September 2020

Good morning - it’s certainly cooler this morning, even the courgettes are struggling

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 30 August 2020

And now for something completely different - not really; it’s more of a follow up to yesterday’s homily. Sr Joan prepared a discussion paper for the FMSJ sisters and this is an abbreviated version.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 29 August 2020

God morning - an extra layer on this morning, I think. I have a few responses to some of the questions from last week.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 28 August 2020

Today is the feast day of St Augustine who along with St Thomas Aquinas are the greatest of the theologians of the western Church.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 26 August 2020

Good morning - I hope you’re well and recovering from the horrendous downpours of Tuesday.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 25 August 2020

I have one slight confession - I have been known to adopt pagan tactics and fish for trout with worms! No wonder my brother swore at me.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 24 August 2020

My sister-in-law is slowly trying to sort out my brother's effects. As well as some old photos, I have inherited his fishing gear - mainly fly fishing gear.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 23 August 2020

Feast Day of St Bartholomew today. He was born at Cana in Galilee and led to Jesus by the apostle Philip, although some experts dispute whether Nathaniel and Bartholomew are one and the same.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 22 August 2020

Good morning - I hope you’re staying staying safe and well - and wearing face masks whenever you can.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 20 August 2020

Good morning - these cooler nights do make for a better sleep, don’t they? If you were at Mass yesterday, you would have heard me read a passage from St Bernard of Clairvaux’s sermon on the Song of Songs.

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