Category Archives: Christianity

Visiting the Archbishop of Canterbury

A small group of priests, female and male, members of the Society of Catholic Priests, recently visited Lambeth Palace. I was part of the group. We had been invited to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury who tries to meet, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate your Baptism anniversary

Celebrate the anniversary of your baptism like a birthday, says Pope Francis. Speaking recently to a large number of Christians the Pope encouraged them to hold dear to the importance of baptism in their lives. He said: “Baptism illuminates our … Continue reading

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Have a joyful Lent – think outside the box!

Each year you give us this joyful season  – says one of the prayers at Mass in Lent. Really, joyful? Well, for many people Lent  seems to be about giving up chocolate, gin or bacon sandwiches. Many Christians try a … Continue reading

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Light from an Anglo Saxon Candlemas

On February 2nd (or a Sunday close to it) we celebrate Candlemas, The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. This is one of the most ancient of Christian festivals, and a description exists of the feast … Continue reading

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3 words, 2 seconds, 1 moment

  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever. 1 Chronicles 16.34 “Thank you.”  Two short words that speak volumes.  An acknowledgement of how much we depend on each other at nearly every … Continue reading

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2018 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Bremen

Merry Christmas from the medieval German city of Bremen, home of the famous animal musicians in a fairy tale, and of Anne Noltenius, one of our parish assistants 2016-2017. The city was bombed heavily in the Second World War and … Continue reading

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