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Prayer Vigil: What we prayed about

As reported on Facebook, in our twelve hours of prayer last Saturday we asked ourselves — as a community and individuals — five of God’s questions that are found in Scripture. Where are you? Where are we now and where are we going? What is that in your hand? What resources, talents and gifts do […]

The Great Divorce: Advent group 1.

This time last week some of us gathered for the first of our Advent study sessions. This year we are studying C.S. Lewis’ book ‘The Great Divorce.’ There are lots of strands to Advent and one of them is looking forward to the end things, including Heaven and Hell. This is a good book to […]

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 […]