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21st April - EASTER DAY: Christ Has Risen

A Very Blessed and Happy Easter to Everybody. Dear Friends, We hear about the resurrection of Jesus today or rather the evidence of the empty tomb and the meeting on the road to Emmaus and recognising Jesus in the breaking of bread. We have heard ...

14th April Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Dear Friends,                                     Today we enter the journey of walking with Jesus and the highs (cheering and waving of palms) and lows; false accusations, sentence and crucifixion of the Lord. Did it make him bitter? (‘Father for...

7th April 2019 Fifth Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends, Today’s gospel has Jesus explaining to the enthusiastic Scribes and Pharisees why they were in no position to throw stones at this unfortunate victim who was caught or reported to the God squad to have broken the law of Moses. There ...

31st March, Fourth Sunday of Lent “Laetare” (Rejoice)

Dear Friends,             You need no commentary on today’s gospel. It echoes the standing of men in the culture, women had no rights to property or ownership. That would not arrive until the middle 1800s in Western Europe and 1948 in the new stat...

24th March 2019 Third Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,             There is such variety in today’s readings, I chose one. At the end of the gospel, Jesus speaks about the fig tree that has not produced fruit in three years. We can use the image of an apple tree. The three years some com...

17th March Second "Transfiguration" Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,   Father John has been away this week (hopefully with the sun!). Please note the dates for your diary and special notices below.     Future Dates for your diary:   9th-11th April                Lent Retreat at Worth Abbey. Stop &...

10th March First Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends, As we set out on the journey of Lent we are reminded in today’s reading about the importance of God’s Word in Scripture. Let us not forget that Jesus was fully a human being open to human needs (e.g. food, liquid and emotional love) ...

3rd March, Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Today’s first reading is from one of the wisdom books of the Old Testament. It speaks to each of us in a thought-provoking way. We reveal so much about ourselves, our values, our outlook on life by our vocabulary, our tone, our likes...

24th February 2019 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, What a different world we would occupy if we lived today’s gospel. “Love your enemies…do good to those who hate (can’t stand) you…pray for those who treat you badly.” When do we see this at work? Where? Is it God alone who is able to...

17th February 2019 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Today we introduce our Parish Mission Statement. This is the work of the Parish Pastoral Council. We present it as a yardstick against which we will try to judge and be judged as we speak about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our atte...
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.