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1st May, Sixth Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   When you read this we will have celebrated the first communion day for the majority of the children in the parish. It is clearly very far removed from the image of the Last Supper as Jesus celebrated the Eucharist...

24th April, Fifth Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   In today’s readings we meet Jesus at the Last Supper issuing what he told them was “a new commandment”, we encounter Paul, Barnabas and others involved in the implementation and mission of the infant church and fi...

17th April Fourth Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   This weekend we will celebrate (I hope that is the right word), Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Traditionally this is an image of Jesus that lends itself to being easily transferred onto the shoulders of all pastors, ...

10th April, Third Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Towards the end of today’s gospel, Jesus asks Peter no less than three times, “Do you love me?”  Peter was annoyed at this line of questioning and said so.  Where it led to fascinates me, Peter did not have long t...

27th March Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Easter is a marvellous time. All around us we see new life sprouting from the ground, the trees and the animal season of new birth for this year ahead. But Easter is not for a year, but for life and ideally each E...

20th March, Palm Sunday

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   How often have we said, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord who ……suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried” (from the Apostles Creed)? Who co...

13th March 5th Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Jesus goes to the Mount of Olives where he is tested by the Scribes and Pharisees about the law of Moses. This is also the area of His agony in the garden. Reading the texts, I am reminded of one of the metaphors ...

6th March, Fourth Sunday of Lent - Laetare Sunday

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Today we have one of the great stories that has many strands within it. In the context of Jesus telling it after being criticised by the Pharisees and Scribes, it is a resounding message of hope for all who stray ...

28th February, 3rd Sunday in Lent

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   The parable of the fig tree that was unfruitful for 3 years is hardly startling at first sight. Yet the gardener shows us the wisdom of a simple story. The owner looked on the productivity of the tree. The gardene...

21st February, Second Sunday of Lent

  Jubilee Year of Mercy – Find out more about it The Diocese of Arundel & Brighton is actively taking part in the Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis and which began on 8th December. The Holy Year in the Diocese began with the opening of t...
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.