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Peace in the New Forest

On the first full day of our time in the New Forest, we were privileged to have a morning with Mgr. Edwin Barnes, who is part of the Bournemouth Ordinariate and lives nearby. We had two sessions, the first being on the Peace. Fr Neil had asked Mgr. Barnes to talk about this partly because [...]

Considering the Prayer Vigil.

With our second prayer vigil done and dusted, now is the time to consider the responses. A prayer vigil can be done to deepen the prayer life of the community which is praying and indeed we found this to be the case last time. It also gives us an opportunity to prayerfully consider issues which [...]

Baptism, the gateway to vocation.

Last Sunday was the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord. Many of us wore something white to remember our own baptisms, the start of our Christian life and vocation. In his homily Fr Neil began by noticing that in the reading from Isaiah, the prophet talks about the task that God’s servant is given. [...]

Celebrating with the Kings and the Popes!

Sunday was the Chruch’s celebration of Epiphany, the time when the Magi arrive to bring the Christ child gifts that reveal to the world who he is. Fr Neil blessed chalk for us to take home. The intention for Mass was John and Valery Pope’s 42nd Wedding anniversary and they brought cake to help us [...]

Advent Family 4: Watching Mary again!

On Friday 20th some of our families gathered again at St Agnes for our final Advent group. Again, we took the same theme as the adults and considered Mary. We began by lighting the 4 Advent candles on our wreath and thought about the previous weeks: We have arrived at the last week of Advent [...]

Advent Adults 4: Watching Mary.

We began our last Adult group last week, by taking time to reflect on our Advent so far. Each of us has had a unique journey and, like so often we retain that uniqueness, while also contributing and sharing Advent together. We considered the themes of the three weeks so far, looking at the kingdom [...]

Advent Family 3: The Kingdom seen in Love in action.

Having thought about what Christ is like as our king, the third family group session focused on showing Christ’s love the world in our actions and the way we are with others. Recapping from last week we sang another copying game, this time called “Super crab” In this game all do the actions of one [...]

Advent Adults’ 3: The signs of the Kingdom

Last Thursday we gathered for our third Advent group, looking at the Kingdom of God. We began by reading the Old Testament reading for Sunday (Isaiah 35:1-6,10) focusing on the signs of the Kingdom, including the desert flowering and healing been seen. We then read and discussed the following texts: an extract from Sunday’s Gospel: [...]

Advent Families 2: Show me the King.

As with our Adults’ group, our families concentrated on Christ, the King of God’s Kingdom in their second session. We thought for a little about what Jesus is like or what we knew about him as a person. Then we asked the children to write their ideas on post it notes and place on the [...]

Advent Adults 2: Encountering the King.

A busy Advent has meant I am a bit behind. So here is a report from our second Adults Advent Group: We spent the whole evening looking at the figure of Jesus Christ. In investigating the Kingdom of God, Christ is at the very heart, for he is the King. We began with a meditation [...]