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13th January 2019, The Baptism of the Lord

Dear Friends, Today we recall that Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist, and it very clearly expressed in the gospel that this baptism was no longer just a ceremonial exercise or rite of initiation in its own way but the coming of the Holy Spiri...

6th January 2019 The Epiphany of the Lord

Dear Friends,              Today we celebrate the Epiphany, i.e. the revealing of Jesus to the non-Jewish people of the world. Epiphany means life changing event, usually relating to our way of seeing and understanding things to some situation we ...

30th December 2018 THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

LET US PRAY FOR EACH OTHER IN 2019 Dear Friends,  On this last Sunday of the year we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. From the time of the annunciation to Mary by an angel that she was chosen by God for a special ...

23rd December, FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS TO ALL Dear Friends,  We enter into a period of liturgy at 100mph just like Christmas shopping. The Fourth Sunday of Advent is like a mirror of modern family life. Mary having heard the astonishing news from the angel that she ...

16th December, Third Sunday of Advent, "Gaudete" Sunday

Dear Friends,            In response to John (a voice crying in the wilderness); “Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight” (Luke 3:4) and in today’s gospel we hear the response. Maybe some thought that’s a good idea and I will do it an...

9th December, Second Sunday of Advent

Dear Friends,  To begin on the journey of following Jesus is a noble venture.  Advent readings remind us vividly that it’s not just a good idea or intention, it means looking at ourselves in the mirror of life.  It is not those who say “Lord, Lord...

2nd December 2018 First Sunday of Advent 2018

Dear Friends,  Today we begin a new year in the worship of the church. Note, we do not start with the story of creation from Genesis or the birth of Jesus in a stable. Instead, all the readings present an image of life in progress, whatever stage ...

25th November, Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Christ the King

Dear Friends,   We gather today to celebrate the Solemnity (highest rank) or Christ the King. This particular feast was first introduced in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, during a period of tension and strife between the civil government of Rome and King V...

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...
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.