Posts by Julianne Chatfield

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 […]

The Pegleys in Ordinariateland

We are all pleased to have Graham and Sharon back from their travels. Every year,  they spend months  looking after guests at the Bella Vista. Every year, once the hectic holiday season is over, they take the opportunity to travel themselves. This year they managed to fit in visits to two very different Ordinariate groups. Before Christmas, while visiting […]

The blind leading the blind.

Dear Friends, We are familiar with the phrase ‘the blind leading the blind’ – to speak of those who are being lead by a person of way of thinking that leads no where but up a blind alley or head long into disaster, without anyone realising. There is great irony in the gospel story today. […]