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18th November, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,        We are now drawing near to the end of the church’s year and it is appropriately reflected in the readings. Jesus is speaking to the disciples, but about the future. It is if you like a commentary for all of us in the words of ...

11th November, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Remembrance Sunday

Dear Friends,        Today, Jesus has very strong words for the clergy of his day. Their attachment to garments that set them apart from all others, the love of titles and places of honour in the synagogue and in the public domain and their love o...

4th November, Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,        In Jesus’ time there were many statues, images and rules in the great cities; none more so than Jerusalem.  In their own country, the Jews were mixing with merchants and travellers from east and west.  It would not be wrong to...

28th October, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,        Bartimaeus was a real person that called on Jesus to help him. He was blind but it was not always so. When Jesus asked him what do you want from him? He answered “Master that I may see again.”   For whatever reason he had lost...

21st October, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,        In Mark’s Gospel last week we heard Peter ask the question of Jesus, “What about us, we have left everything to follow you?” Today, James and John join in looking for a favour. It is a surprise to say the least that the discip...

14th October, Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,        The young man who approached Jesus in today’s gospel asks the vital question we all need to know the answer to. What is the primary purpose of this life? The answer is more than just a challenge in the ordinary sense of the wo...

7th October, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,                    Kerala Flooding We are blessed with a strong presence in the parish of many parishioners and their families who come from the South Indian state of Kerala. In august this year many parts of the state underwent the...

30th September, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,                    The ever-increasing demand for space in the newsletter has led me to conclude that 1) it is too crowded and hardly looks like a NEWSLETTER any more.  To release space, I will discontinue my scripture reflection.  2...

23rd September, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,             One of the main aims of Matthew’s Gospel is to tell us clearly that the apostles found it impossible to understand and take on board literally what Jesus said about his having to suffer. (So in last Sunday’s Gospel we had...

16th September 2018 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   Chapter 8 of St. Mark begins with the feeding of four thousand, followed by the healing of a blind man. It was in this context that Jesus asks the disciples (Note: Not just Peter as spokesman and not yet chosen as leader) “Who do p...
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.