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A message from Fr John

Posted: 24 April 2020

As some of you know, my brother, Michael, died yesterday morning after a not too long struggle with cancer. He was a very private man and didn’t want too many people to know about it.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 23 April 2020

Like so many of the early saints, we know very little about St George but it seems likely that he was a Palestinian Christian convert recruited into the Roman army in the third century.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 22 April 2020

One of our parishioners sent me this delightful poem yesterday evening. I think it is an invitation to pause and pray during this time of sadness and stress, and give thanks for the many blessings we do share.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 21 April 2020

I wonder if we might have a slight change of routine today. Can we please have Mass at 5.00pm rather than 12.00pm and rather than have an eastertide Mass let us pray instead for all those who have died.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 20 April 2020

Thank you for celebrating Mass yesterday - it was a timely reminder that at the heart of our parish, diocese and Church is Jesus, the wounded and Risen Lord, the one who gives courage to the community especially when it is locked away in fear.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 18 April 2020

Another quiet Saturday morning- it really feels quite odd. I’m normally printing off the newsletter, preparing the bidding prayers and making sure that I have the right stocks of wine, hosts and candles for each church - usually with Classic FM in the background.

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Making Time for Prayer

Posted: 18 April 2020

It can be tempting to try and fill our days with distractions during this time. Here, Bishop John speaks about how we might be able to use our time to make more time in our lives for prayer and stillness.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 17 April 2020

It was heart warming to hear the clapping and pan clattering last night - let’s hope that the sense of community cohesion will persist long after the immediate impact of this horrendous virus.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 16 April 2020

Another lovely day in lockdown - ah well. These are challenging times for all of us, without doubt. We are generally not accustomed to spending so much time on our own or with a limited group of family members.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 15 April 2020

I hope you are keeping safe and well. I find I can listen to the news only so often - some of the stories are so sad and some so confusing.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 14 April 2020

Our faith in the resurrection of Jesus is our one firm anchor during these troubled times; although it feels as though battle is not yet o’er and hell’s armies have not yet fled, we have something more to hold on to.

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Message from Fr John

Posted: 13 April 2020

Good morning - thank you for our celebration yesterday which was so joyful and dignified. The weather has turned a little cooler - an added incentive to stay home.

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