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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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Creative Connections

You may have noticed a few improvements outside church, with some more to come. The new bench commemorating Gill and Dick Hatch has settled into place next to our new prayer tree and is proving a lovely sunny spot to … Continue reading

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REJOICE! REJOICE! REJOICE!

Parish Assistant John writes: Yesterday evening, a contingent from St C’s attended Penny King’s first Mass following her ordination as priest on Saturday. What a glorious and memorable service! We enjoyed the magnificent interior of St Elisabeth’s, Reddish – a … Continue reading

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Inflamed by the fire of Christ’s love

Pentecost Sunday 2014. We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, as tongues of fire at the first Pentecost, and now, today in our lives and world. Here is our joyous congregation after High Mass, grouped on the church steps with carnations … Continue reading

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‘Pennydiction’ and Choral Evensong

A wonderful debut from our new Choral Evensong Choir yesterday evening, pictured here in final rehearsal. They presented Thomas Tallis’ Short Service and Edward Elgar’s Ave Verum, and sounded beautiful. It was especially nice to see plenty of familiar faces … Continue reading

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Journeying together – Pilgrims at Walsingham

Having made the journey from St Chrysostom’s with our  friends from St Peter’s, Oughtrington we arrived yesterday evening at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, where thousands of pilgrim come each year to pray and rest, in this special … Continue reading

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The Church Travellers Directory

As a young man I confess a prize possession was Fr Blagdon-Gamlen’s Church Travellers Directory – or to give it its full title: The Church Travellers Directory: Giving the Names of Anglican Churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, where … Continue reading

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