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Hymns and Carols for Advent & Christmas

During the seasons of Advent and Christmas we’ll be posting a link a day to different hymn or carol to give you a “sacred ear worm”… will your favourites be among them?

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#reflectionsforthisweek

It is always a joy to begin a piece like this with Thank Yous. Two days ago St Catherine’s opened its doors for the annual Bazaar, but the planning and work towards it goes back many weeks. So Thank You … Continue reading

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Baptising triplets

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Time to roll our sleeves up… and invite our friends

Saturday 30th November – Annual Bazaar Cakes, biscuits, cookies and other produce needed for sale. Help needed to set up on Friday evening Help needed to staff stalls during the day Help needed to pack away afterwards Shoppers needed to … Continue reading

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CHAPLAIN’S MUSINGS 25th November 2019

#reflectionsforthisweek When I start the service off this coming Sunday, as well as the usual welcome there will be an exciting and I hope resounding “Happy New Year” – which always leaves the uninitiated somewhat bemused. Advent Sunday has not … Continue reading

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Bishop Robert’s Christmas Message

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2019 During August I was fortunate to take part in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and to see, again, the places associated with the life of Jesus Christ. Nazareth, where Jesus grew up, is now a sprawling … Continue reading

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Our patronal festival

On Sunday 24th November we will be celebrating our Patronal Festival. A patronal festival is the celebration of the Saint’s day to which the local church is dedicated, St. Catherine is commemorated on 25th November. We will pray for our … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Bazaar…

For many years now we have held our Bazaar at the beginning of Advent and it has become a welcome fixture in our church year.  This year it is to be on Saturday, 30th November – please make a note … Continue reading

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News from St. Catherine’s

The News-sheet for November is now here! #reflectionsforthisweek 4th November The Psalm for today begins with “Why are the nations in tumult….” Ps 2.1 The Psalmist goes on to make attempts to address, if not answer, this opening question. In … Continue reading

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CHAPLAIN’S MUSINGS 28th October 2019

The News-sheet for November is now here! #reflectionsforthisweek Some of you, for personal reasons, will remember that this time last year I issued an invitation. In the Church Calendar, every year, 2nd November is All Souls Day, the day on … Continue reading

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