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22nd/23rd April 2017 Second Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends,                         Jesus paid the amazing tribute to Thomas by coming to the still terrified disciples securely hiding out of sight in the house “for fear of the Jews”. Thomas had said to them, unless I see (for myself) the woun...

16th April 2017 EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYBODY Dear Friends,   As you read this we are about to complete the “Paschal Mystery” as the church calls it, ie: the celebration of the last days of Jesus on this earth among the disciples. In summary fashion, the first...

9th April Palm Sunday of The Passion of The Lord

Dear Friends,   God knew us and loved us long before we were born.  In time, He sent His Son to show us the face of real love.  “This is love, not our love for God, but His love for us and this love was (and is) so great that He sent His only Son ...

2nd April, 5th Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,   This week we have the raising of Lazarus from the dead. But the setting of this event, the friendship of Jesus with this family and the emotion of the event is all part of a great demonstration of love, compassion and the merciful ...

26th March, Fourth Sunday of Lent

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MUMS     Dear Friends,   Today we meet the man born blind. The disciples express the cultural view of any physical defect from birth – it is God’s punishment on the family because of some sin committed by them. This man w...

19th March, Third Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,                                 We are sheep who need the Good Shepherd to guide us. It is not a disparaging remark or word to describe humankind as sheep. We have feet of clay and we stumble easily. Should that discourage us? No. In...

12th March, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,             Today we encounter the occasion of what is referred to as The Transfiguration of Jesus in the presence of Peter, James and John.  This was an extraordinary event beyond anything they could have imagined.  Fear overwhelmed...

5th March First Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,             Today we hear that Jesus was tempted. At first sight alarming, but let us not forget that to all he was just another travelling preacher. There were many of these, but as Matthew’s Gospel points out, only Satan recognised...

19th February Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Today we arrive at the end of Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus builds their confidence to begin with, by enumerating how they (the disciples) are blessed e.g. for being poor in spirit, for seeking what is right and...

12th February, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   Today’s gospel reading is presented by Matthew as a continuation of what Jesus said on the what we refer to as the sermon on the mount.   “Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law (of Moses) or the Prophets, … but to comp...
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.