Category Archives: Catholic

That Pink Candle

In the middle of the 1982 Falklands conflict a series of letters in The Times debated the pronunciation of the name of the southernmost, uninhabited, icy island of the South Sandwich Islands, Thule, far away in the South Atlantic, yet a … Continue reading

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Nativities!

Wonderful work was done in preparation for the Nativities! display in church. The enthusiasm, creativity and hard work by children and staff at St Chrysostom’s and St John’s schools is simply outstanding. The project has clearly grasped the imagination and … Continue reading

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Catholic or Protestant … biscuits?

Two Irishmen were sitting in St Chrysostom’s church having a cup of tea (no – it’s not a joke coming – it’s a true story!). One of the men, from County Down, had the Protestant Ascendancy in his background. The … Continue reading

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An Angel Quiz

For several years Fr Ian has prepared a quiz on the theme of angels for a priests’ gathering at Michaelmas. Here is a recent one.  At the quiz itself points are given for humorous, if wrong, answers, as well as … Continue reading

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Why I go to Walsingham

Each year pilgrims from St C’s go on pilgrimage to Walsingham Fr Chris tells us why he goes.  Walsingham, in North Norfolk, has been a place of pilgrimage for many hundreds of years. Why pilgrimage and why Walsingham? Walsingham is … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette

On the 19th September 1846, in a remote part of the Alps two children, Melanie and Maximin, with Maximin’s little dog, Lulu, climbed a distant valley guiding the cows they were looking after. The children rested after lunch and the … Continue reading

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See the treasures of the Church

One of the most celebrated saints in the history of the Church, St Laurence is honoured on August 10th. His day is, unusually, given a high rank – Feast rather than Memorial – in the Roman Catholic Western calendar. The … Continue reading

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