Church News

  1. Third Sunday and Fourth Sunday in Lent 15 and 22 March 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends, CORONAVIRUS. If you suspect that you may have the virus ring 111 and seek advice – do not go to your surgery.   Remember to ensure that we maintain good hygiene: Catch it – sneeze/cough into a tissue Bin it – bin the tissue Kill it – thoroughly […]

  2. Second Sunday of Lent (Tear A) 8 March 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   CORONAVIRUS. At the time of writing (3rd March) there are only a few cases in the UK. This may change, in which case the guidance given below will change also.   Efforts in England and Wales at the moment are focused on containment of the virus and […]

  3. First Sunday of Lent (Year A) 1 March 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Today is the first Sunday of Lent – a season of preparation for the Queen of Feasts, Easter.   During Lent there is a long tradition of ‘giving up something’ (this is a leftover from the rather more rigorous practice of fasting which was so common in […]

  4. Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time 23 February 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Last week we were thinking about the Commandments and The Law of Love. You will remember Jesus’s words: “I come not to abolish the Law and the Prophets, but to fulfil them”.   The injunction to Love is not new. In today’s first reading (from Leviticus) we […]

  5. Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   In today’s Gospel reading Jesus tells us that he has come not to abolish the Law or the Prophets but to fulfil them.   Living by the Law of Moses was, and is, central to adherents of the Jewish religion. We are all familiar with the Decalogue, […]

  6. Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A) 9 February 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Last weekend we celebrated The Presentation of Christ, the Light of the World, and candles were used at Mass as a visual sign of Simeon’s words:   Now Master you can let your servant go in peace as you promised: For my eyes have seen the salvation […]