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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 [...]