A message from Fr John

Posted on: 21/03/2021

Dear Friends

Good morning - I’m hoping you can make the most of this slightly milder weather as spring begins. The blackbird song is absolutely stunning for sure although I’ve missed the honking of the geese flying to Lord knows where from Blackleach.

Walking round Wardley these last few weeks, it’s been a delight to see the daffodils emerge and bloom. And so, here’s a poem by Robert Herrick - The Daffodils
Fair Daffodils, we weep to see

You haste away so soon;

As yet the early-rising sun

Has not attain'd his noon.

Stay, stay,

Until the hasting day

Has run

But to the even-song;

And, having pray'd together, we

Will go with you along.

We have short time to stay, as you,

We have as short a spring;

As quick a growth to meet decay,

As you, or anything.

We die

As your hours do, and dry


Like to the summer's rain;

Or as the pearls of morning's dew,

Ne'er to be found again.


St Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us

Every blessing

Fr John

PS Please pray for Adam and his family
Could you please consider doing some litter picking or grounds' maintenance around our churches in preparation for Holy Week - thank you

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