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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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Grieving beside her son

At the end of the Good Friday solemn liturgy the sacramental Body of Christ was taken to the Anson Chapel, to the sepulchre. The tabernacle was covered in a black veil of beautiful cloth given to church by a mother … Continue reading

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Tenebrae – Into the shadows

In the evening of Monday of Holy Week we gathered for the poignant service of Tenebrae. Here are some comments of worshippers: “Our Holy Week devotions started with Tenebrae, a moving meditative service on Monday evening which included some wonderful … 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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