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22nd February, First Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,                             Today’s gospel contrasts with Matthew’s detailed account of the three fold temptation of Jesus in the desert (Matt 4:1-11). If Jesus was to come now, the temptations in our society would ...

15th February, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Dear Parishioners and Visitors, It is highly tempting to go reflecting on leprosy and what we might compare it to now, with the ills that prevail in our time. Instead, I draw your attention to the seond reading from Paul to the Corinthians after...

7th February, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,                                         Jesus is presented by Mask as a healer even of those possessed.  Suffering is a common   theme in scripture and in the experience of people down the ages.  How many reading th...

1st February, 4th Sunday of ordinary time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Today’s gospel reading follows on from last week, John the Baptist has now been arrested and Jesus is beginning his mission – the very reason he came among us (human kind).  Already he has said, “the time has com...

25th January, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Life changing events – we have all experienced them. What are yours? Today’s readings tell us about how Jonah was asked to leave home and go to Nineveh and preach a stern warning, ‘Change your ways or your great ...

18th January, Second Sunday of the year

We are now in what the church calls “Ordinary Time”, i.e. outside the Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas seasons.                                         We begin today with the threefold call of Samuel. Which reminds me immediately of the three v...

11th January, The Baptism of the Lord

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,    The Baptism of Jesus, which we celebrate today is according to Mark’s Gospel a really dramatic event. “As he (Jesus) was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending (on hi...

4th January, 2015. The Epiphany

May I begin by wishing you all a blessed and peaceful 2015 in your own lives. I have been reminded several times this past year how quickly things can change for people. Treasure the present and allow yourself to dream a little bit. This leads me ...

21st December, 4th Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners & Visitors Ever been confronted with shocking news? i.e. not only something unforeseen but the certain disruption of life is just too much to think about.  It may be the news of a sudden death, somebody left home for work and...

14th December, 3rd Sunday of Advent

  Dear Parishioners and Visitors, Today the Church (hopefully all the baptised) cry our “REJOICE in the Lord always. . .” Indeed the Lord is near! John the Baptist came baptising and calling on people to change their ways.He was challenged, “Who a...
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.