Posts by Julianne Chatfield

Co-operating with God: Reflection on the Transfiguration

Dear Friends “He will transfigure these wretched bodies of ours into copies of his glorious body.” This is the great promise which is held out to us. That the glory which Christ has, the perfection and beauty, is being offered to us. We are looking forward to Christ’s redemption – to spending eternity in heaven […]

CTS materials to take you through Lent

With the ‘Penance and Pancake’ tomorrow, Lent is well and truly upon us. There will be two options for Lent groups this year with the parish of Christ the King: one following on from the Advent course, continuing to look at the Lord’s Prayer and another one, using group materials at St Joachim. However many […]

Words reveal the contents of our heart.

Dear Friends, James’ writes in his epistle, “No human being can tame the tongue…with it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the likeness of God.” James is only stating what has been known since ancient times. Our readings today are wisdom sayings all related to […]

Mgr Edwin’s funeral

Tomorrow is the funeral of Mgr Edwin Barnes, at St Osmund’s in Salisbury. As some of us have just been away in Bournemouth we were able to chat with some of his old group, who are travelling up. For those unable to be there in person, the service will be live streamed at the church’s […]

The gift points to the giver.

Dear Friends, Our readings are beginning to turn our attention towards Lent. In the old Calendar this Sunday is referred to a Septuagesima, reminding us there are 70 days until the end of Easter week and 3 Sundays before Lent begins. This is a time to prepare for the gift of the season of Lent. […]

My eyes have seen the King.

“What a wretched state I am in! I am lost…..my eyes have looked at the King, the Lord of Hosts.” These words are uttered by the prophet Isaiah in response to the glorious vision of heaven he received. He saw the angelic host sing what we call the Sanctus and they sang with such powerful […]