National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham 53 of us (!) travelled to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday this week in a full coach, and in spite of the miserable weather forecast I got sunburned as we had the most glorious day. Parish Weekend in October Walsingham is a most special place … Continue reading It’s June already!
May – more Marian things
Looking back to the May Festival It was good to celebrate the May Festival again and the weather was rather glorious. A big thanks to Fr Chris our preacher and to everybody who helped with hospitality, flowers, music, serving and other things - this a big and somewhat complicated event. Next year we celebrate the … Continue reading May – more Marian things
May is the month of Mary
Fancy some light gardening (with cake)? 2 weeks ago a lovely group of people enjoyed making the Peace Garden fit for spring and summer and it has already been used last Sunday. If like to help a bit please join us this coming Saturday, 13th May from 9.15am. As you can see, the gate through … Continue reading May is the month of Mary
Eastertide is 50 days!
Following a rather amazing Easter Day service with lots of joy, celebration and a fair bit of chaos we are firmly in Eastertide! You may notice subtle changes in the service during this time: the colour remains white until Pentecost, the penitential rite during the Mass is different, we have the Gloria and the Alleluia … Continue reading Eastertide is 50 days!
Holy Week is here!
Get the Church ready for Easter It would be delightful if you could spare some time to help tidying up and make the church look ready for Easter. We are meeting this coming Holy Saturday 8th April from 9.15am to 11.15am. There will be cake - Triduum or not! Would you help? Service Times for … Continue reading Holy Week is here!
Get the Church ready for Easter The work in the Parish Room is progressing: the insulation has been going in, electric sockets are going in and the scaffolding is still up - I am afraid that there are no exciting pictures to share at this stage. The dirt is however continuing and it would be … Continue reading Passiontide
Laetare – Rejoice!
Halfway through Lent is Laetare Sunday, when the penitential colour of purple lightens to rose, a day of refreshment before diving into the deeper end of Lent, Passiontide and Holy Week. We had a rather joyful celebration yesterday and it was good to see different shades of pink for the group photo after the Mass! … Continue reading Laetare – Rejoice!
See, amid the winter’s snow…
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…
Of chapels and statues….and other things going on!
Weekday Masses - breakfast anybody? One of loveliest things is that quite a few people got into the habit of coming to the occasional weekday Mass, either at lunchtime on Wednesday or in the early morning before going about their studies, employment or other business. (As a reminder: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am; Wednesday 12.30pm, … Continue reading Of chapels and statues….and other things going on!
The Lengthening of Days
I am trying to write more regularly as so much is happening at the moment, and that means (as last week) that I won't repeat everything in my previous newsletter and all of this remains relevant. The change of time of the Saturday Mass to 9am Cleaning on Saturday 4th March Bishop Peter joining us … Continue reading The Lengthening of Days