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18th February 2018 First Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,  Jesus is driven into the desert by the Spirit, and there he was tested. What is so special about the desert? Not only is it a place so vast, but it is more an experience. The three great religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam hav...

11th February 2018 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Dear Friends,                         Leprosy like the plague is mentioned loud and clear in today’s readings. People lived in fear of it and all who showed outward signs on their skin were banished from home and the wider community. We might as...

4th February 2018 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   A very warm welcome to all parishioners and visitors on this the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time. I am delighted to be back after my short break and would like to thank Fr Robert who celebrated all the masses last weekend.   The them...

28th January 2018 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,     We extend a very warm welcome to Fr Robert who will celebrate all masses this weekend.  He will no doubt bring you up to speed on his mission in South Africa.   I am delighted to get a couple of days away – hopefully when I get t...

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’...
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.