Posts by Julianne Chatfield

For men it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.

Dear friends, We often get puzzled over our Lord’s comments about camels and the eye of a needle, and because we’re thinking about this we forget what it’s leading up to. Christ makes the contrast not so much between the rich and the poor, but between the rich and God. The rich here, therefore, are […]

Adoremus Liverpool

A couple of weeks ago Sheila and Fr Thomas went to the Adoremus Congress in Liverpool. Some of the details and talks can be found on the Catholic News website. Following the pilgrimage, Sheila gave a report after mass, over cake: As you may know I attended the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and conference in Liverpool […]

Happy Michaelmas!

Today is the feast that, in our Anglican days we called St Michael and All Angels. Now we have to get used to it being the feast of the archangels, St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael. There are some lovely folk traditions associated with this feast and we use the recipes from the Lavender […]

Dream of the Rood: Christ as hero.

Over the Christmas break, our eldest, home from university, was wrestling with a couple of essays. I was called on to proof read each draft and give feedback. One was an Old English task, looking at three texts, one of which was the poem “The Dream of the Rood.” The poem tells the story of […]

How Lent is like running.

Eighteen months ago I began running. I have managed to establish a routine and have gradually built up. I am still running embarrassingly short distances embarrassingly slowly, but I am running. Both last year and this, I have noticed a similarity between running and Lent. One lesson learnt early on is that every run is […]

Red Wednesday

This evening, 22nd November there will be an Ordinariate Use Mass at Our Lady of Ransom Church on Grange Road at 7:30pm. This mass is being held to support “Red Wednesday,” a compaign by Aid to the Church in Need to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. As the charity highlights on […]