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21st January 2018 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,             The Gospel account given by Mark is the most direct approach possible. Matthew with the ancestral line of Jesus, Luke begins with the Nativity and John goes back to the beginning of time “In the beginning …”. Mark, which ...

7th January 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord

Dear Friends,   Welcome to 2018 as we gather to celebrate the solemn feast of the Epiphany. This word “Epiphany” can be used to refer to any significant or sudden realisation or manifestation in our own lives, but in this day’s context it is speci...

31st December, the Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph

WE WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR Dear Friends,   The Feast of the Holy Family is always celebrated before the Epiphany which is a bit upside down as regards the sequence of gospel readings. In theory, Jesus, Mary and Joseph have been ...

24th December, Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends,   What a weekend in liturgy! The Fourth Sunday in Advent has Luke’s account of the Annunciation. Gabriel appears to Mary; “Rejoice, favoured one, the Lord is with you. Do not be afraid Mary, you are to conceive and bear a son and you...

10th December Second Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends,               Today’s theme “Prepare a way for the Lord”, jumps out of the gospel reading. “See I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the desert: Prepare the way of the Lord...

3rd December, First Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends,   Happy New Year in the calendar of the church. The theme today is to “stay awake” as Jesus said, not because we are fearful but we have something to add to God’s world and the lives of others if we are well disposed to share Christ’...

26th November Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Dear Friends,   Today we come to celebrate the final day of another year’s liturgy – the feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. These were heady days of empire in 1925 when the feast was introduced especially among Europe’s catholic countrie...

19th November, 33rd Sunday of the Year

Dear Friends,     Today I can’t resist the first reading from Proverbs, “The perfect wife – who can find her?” Fortunately nobody, so relax ladies and if there is somebody still looking for such a person he will die unmarried. But, this is an oppo...

12th November 2017 Thirty- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Remembrance Sunday

Dear Friends,   There is a certain urgency about today’s gospel centred on the image of the wedding feast.  It’s taken from Matthew chapter 25, and the following chapter goes on to the last days of Jesus life – Passion – Death – Resurrection.  As ...

5th November, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   Today’s gospel, above all others, is Jesus comments on the clergy of the day and also the clergy of 2017.  We cannot dream of using the historical example to suggest “they had lost the plot” (God’s plan).  If the great commandments...
RBL CORPS OF DRUMS – RECRUITING NOW The Royal British Legion is forming a Corps of Drums which is a military style Marching Band. They are looking for male and female recruits aged 14 yrs and above. No musical knowledge is necessary as everything will be taught. Instruments and uniforms will be provided. First practise session is Sunday 15 January 2012 at 1000-1200 hours in the RBL Farnborough, 51 Cambridge Road East, Farnborough, GU16 7RF. Why not join us? Call Major Kevin Tompkins on 07876688977 or just turn up on 15 January.