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“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her”

Dear friends, In the epistle St Paul says that we cannot earn our way to salvation in Christ. He speaks about a righteousness that comes from faith – our trusting ourselves to Christ and his infinite mercy. This trust however, requires a letting go of everything for the sake of Christ and being happy to […]

Deliver us! Readings for Lent 3.

Dear Friends, This week we once again encounter God on the mountain. Moses in our Old Testament lesson meets God in the burning bush. In so doing God reveals something about himself. Moses has to take off his shoes because where God is, there is holiness and his name is mysterious ‘I am, who I […]

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 […]