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17th March Second "Transfiguration" Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,   Father John has been away this week (hopefully with the sun!). Please note the dates for your diary and special notices below.     Future Dates for your diary:   9th-11th April                Lent Retreat at Worth Abbey. Stop &...

10th March First Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends, As we set out on the journey of Lent we are reminded in today’s reading about the importance of God’s Word in Scripture. Let us not forget that Jesus was fully a human being open to human needs (e.g. food, liquid and emotional love) ...

3rd March, Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Today’s first reading is from one of the wisdom books of the Old Testament. It speaks to each of us in a thought-provoking way. We reveal so much about ourselves, our values, our outlook on life by our vocabulary, our tone, our likes...

24th February 2019 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, What a different world we would occupy if we lived today’s gospel. “Love your enemies…do good to those who hate (can’t stand) you…pray for those who treat you badly.” When do we see this at work? Where? Is it God alone who is able to...

17th February 2019 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Today we introduce our Parish Mission Statement. This is the work of the Parish Pastoral Council. We present it as a yardstick against which we will try to judge and be judged as we speak about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our atte...

!0th February 2019 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, In today’s readings we hear from the authors, i.e. Isaiah (“…I am a man of unclear lips…”), Paul (“…I am the least of the Apostles, in fact…I hardly deserve the name Apostle…”) and Peter declares in the Gospel, “Leave me, Lord, I am ...

3rd February, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   This is Name Tag Sunday   No, it’s not a gimmick. Sometimes we sit beside people in Church week in week out and never introduce ourselves. It’s an icebreaker if you like.   The name you have received at birth and baptism has been y...

27th January 2019 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,             I wish to thank you all for your most heart-warming and generous way of celebrating my 75th birthday last weekend. In the Mass readings we were reminded about the rich variety of gifts God gives to a crowd of people (1Cor...

20th January Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   The theme of this weekend’s liturgy is ‘Peace’, very appropriately I think in a world order that is so noisy, aggressive and angry about many things. I do not pretend to know the answer, but the following words of Thomas Merton, a ...

13th January 2019, The Baptism of the Lord

Dear Friends, Today we recall that Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist, and it very clearly expressed in the gospel that this baptism was no longer just a ceremonial exercise or rite of initiation in its own way but the coming of the Holy Spiri...
RBL CORPS OF DRUMS – RECRUITING NOW The Royal British Legion is forming a Corps of Drums which is a military style Marching Band. They are looking for male and female recruits aged 14 yrs and above. No musical knowledge is necessary as everything will be taught. Instruments and uniforms will be provided. First practise session is Sunday 15 January 2012 at 1000-1200 hours in the RBL Farnborough, 51 Cambridge Road East, Farnborough, GU16 7RF. Why not join us? Call Major Kevin Tompkins on 07876688977 or just turn up on 15 January.