Category Archives: Christian

Entomology and my Faith

Entomology (noun): The Scientific Study of Insects – and faith. Since I was a little girl I have always loved being outside among growing things, helping in my grandparents’ garden or playing wildly imaginative games with my cousins in the … Continue reading

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Transfigured on Tabor

Mount Tabor, the Mount of the Transfiguration was the second in our series of Hills of the Bible. Here is a summary of Canon Alma’s sermon at Sunday Mass: Jesus has gone to pray on the mountain, taking with him … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day: August 6th

On 6 August (The Feast of the Transfiguration) 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb called “Little Boy” on Hiroshima in Japan. Three days later a second atomic bomb (“Fat Man”) was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. These are … Continue reading

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Words for Hannah

What a lovely selection of words St C’s people chose to describe Hannah Loeffler-Kemp, as they thanked her for her time with us as parish assistant. At Mass on Sunday morning Fr Ian presented Hannah with this ‘word cloud’ made … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Fr Chris writes: It’s always lovely when we hear from so many people over the year as they visit different parts of the world – and especially so over the summer. Everyone is welcome to join in with St Chrysostom’s … Continue reading

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Metallurgy and my faith

How do our studies challenge or inspire our faith? We begin a series on our church blog in which church members or friends of St C’s who have studied a subject different from religion to reflect on how this has … Continue reading

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O Sacred Heart!

The first time as a newly ordained priest that I concelebrated Mass was on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, at St James, Darlington. The principal celebrant was the then Vicar, Fr Dennis Smith. The preacher was the Bishop of … Continue reading

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