Weekly News 19/01/2020

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There is no break between Christmas and Ordinary Time – one flows almost seamlessly into the other through the Baptism of Jesus. We ended our Christmas Season thinking about the “revelation” of the Son of God – people realising who this “Jesus of Nazareth” actually was – and this continues today, as we interject a...

Lourdes at Home 2020

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Lourdes at Home 2020  –  A few parishioners have asked for a Sacrament of the Sick service and with the Solemnity of Our Lady of Lourdes on 11th February we have decided this year to try to replicate the experience of visiting Lourdes with a Lourdes at Home weekend.  At the back of Church there...

Weekly News 12/01/2020

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It may seem strange, but this is a Christmas Feast. Not if we think of Christmas only in terms of the Baby in Bethlehem, but if we have followed the ideas of the Feasts of Holy Family and especially Epiphany, and have seen the Season in terms of the growing manifestation or appearing of the...

Weekly News 05/01/2020

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In the East, this Season of Christmas is called the ‘Time of Manifestation’, or Showing. Today is the ‘Feast of the Manifestation’, or the Showing of the Saviour to the whole world, to all nations. In the wise men who travel from the East, we see all the nations other than the people of Israel...

SYCAMORE

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What is Sycamore? –  How can we find happiness? What’s the meaning of life? Is there a God? Does prayer make a difference?   Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance to life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions...

News & Views January 2020

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In the East, this Season of Christmas is called the ‘Time of Manifestation’, or Showing. Today is the ‘Feast of the Manifestation’, or the Showing of the Saviour to the whole world, to all nations. In the wise men who travel from the East, we see all the nations other than the people of Israel...

St Stephens Guild Mass 26/12/19

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St Stephens Day Mass – We welcomed Tibor, Phoebe, and Emily into the Guild of St Stephen at our Annual celebration of our patron.  Congratulations to them and thank you to all the Servers for their valued contribution to the Parish in the last 12 months.

Weekly News 29/12/2019

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As an example for us to follow, the Holy Family can seem a little too perfect: when we consider the more “dramatic” events of the Christmas and Easter story, it can seem so far removed from us. And yet, as today’s Gospel reminds us (especially in the shorter version), there were also the so-called “hidden...

Weekly News 22/12/2019

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Here we enter a new stage of Advent: having spent so much time on the Second Coming, now we look back, to remember the details of the Lord’s First Coming. Today we focus on the characters of Mary and Joseph and hear of the circumstances surrounding the conception of the child Jesus, and the reaction...

Weekly News 15/12/2019

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In many ways the readings this Sunday are simply a continuation of last week –Isaiah gives us more details about the work of the Messiah, and Paul invites us to continue to be patient until the Lords Coming. What is slightly different is the voice of John the Baptist this week: last week in Matthew...

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