Category Archives: Christianity

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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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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