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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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Postcard from Tuscany

Greetings from Tuscany – here’s a postcard from Italy, sent by Paul, who’s enjoying a family holiday there and he tells of going to Sunday Mass in Florence Mark and I are away on a family holiday in the Tuscany … Continue reading

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The Louise da Cocodia award 2017

Giving the Louise Da Cocodia award at St Chrysostom’s School is one of the delights of my work as parish priest. The reward is a memorial to Louise who was a wonderful, and much missed, member of our congregation and … Continue reading

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“I encourage you to get lost.”

A few weeks before she completed her time with us as Parish Assistant Hannah preached a memorable sermon at Sunday Mass, in which she reflected with us on her time with us. Here is an abridged version: Lost in wonder, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2017

Have you a book choice for this Summer? We’ve asked a variety of people connected with St C’s for a recommendation for Summer reading, and here are their choices. Have you a suggestion to share? Why not put your choice … 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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