Finally we had some snow - lots of people really dislike it as it hugely disrupts commuting and other activities but it did make for some pretty pictures and some very happy foreign students taking pictures of themselves standing in the snow and making little snowmen. Laetare - Mothering Sunday The 4th Sunday of Lent … Continue reading See, amid the winter’s snow…
Lent & Easter
My newsletter from last week is not out of date - all the info in there about things going on in the list below is still accurate. The service times for Ash Wednesday (12.30pm and 7pm) The change of the Saturday Mass to 9am Cleaning on Saturday 4th March Bishop Peter joining us on Sunday … Continue reading Lent & Easter
Looking towards Lent & Easter – and a very special guest!
The Building Work in the Parish Room continues! The builders have taken out the old toilets and the interior plasterboard walls and although things continue to look like a building site is bound to look (as in really bad and dusty), this has opened up the space and it is obvious that a lot more … Continue reading Looking towards Lent & Easter – and a very special guest!
Building Work to Commence – and I need you to come to an event!
Building Works in Parish Room I had a very positive and useful meeting with Martyn our builder and Richard our architect this morning. They are starting on Monday 23/01 at 8.30am. The plans below need a bit of explaining - ask me and I talk you through what is going to happen! The good news is … Continue reading Building Work to Commence – and I need you to come to an event!
Sunday is Gaudete Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent - asking us to rejoice that Christmas is close by. It's traditional colour is rose (i.e. pink) - if you mix penitential purple with festive white you end up with something very bright in between - and as usual on this Sunday social media will be … Continue reading Gaudete!
A reminder – busy days!
Walsingham Festival @ Durham Cathedral 5 of us made the long journey to Durham for the Walsingham Festival in Durham Cathedral. This was also an opportunity to inspect Richard's circumstances at university and to meet with many familiar people. To my great surprise and joy the cathedral was completely packed with people - and Durham … Continue reading A reminder – busy days!
A time to remember… and to plan ahead!
Fr Geoffrey White (7 July 1928- 17 October 2022) Jesu mercy - Mary pray Following his stroke Fr Geoffrey spent several weeks in hospital and in a nursing home in Market Harborough but has been steadily declining, particularly in the past two weeks. He only attended St Andrew's regularly for a few months but his … Continue reading A time to remember… and to plan ahead!
Look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting (John 4.35)
Harvest Festival It has been two years last Tuesday since I have started in the best parish in the Midlands and it sort of coincided with our Harvest Festival last Sunday - which was a wild success. The church was full, the hall was bursting at its seams and altogether about 50 people helped and … Continue reading Look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting (John 4.35)
Services following the Death of Her Majesty the Queen
The daily Masses from tomorrow morning 8am as well as the Mass on Sunday at 10.30am will be celebrated as Requiem Masses for the Repose of the Soul of Her Majesty. The church will be kept open for most of Friday and Saturday if anybody would like to offer prayers, light a candle or simply … Continue reading Services following the Death of Her Majesty the Queen
Turning from Summer towards Harvest
If you are looking for a coherent theme in this newsletter you will fail - it is simply a summary of things happening. As usual - once I start writing I notice how much is going on and I realise that I should write more often and not as much in one go. I keep … Continue reading Turning from Summer towards Harvest