Category Archives: Chaplain’s Musings

Chaplain’s Musings 18th February 2020

#reflectionsforthisweek The journey of Lent – Holy Week – Easter begins next week with Ash Wednesday and will end in June with Pentecost (the birthday of the worldwide church). On Ash Wednesday, this year as last, – come and join … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be religious to believe in or practice forgiveness. You might even argue that religion can make people invincibly unforgiving, but the fact remains that religion gives us many of the best stories and metaphors for forgiveness. … Continue reading

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Reflections for this week … preparing for Lent

Next year – thoughout the season of Lent – I would like to gather snapshot stories of what the people of St Catherine’s have experienced in their spiritual journeys during Lent … This year I want to start that exercise … Continue reading

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Chaplain’s Musings for 28th January…

#reflectionsforthisweek Very nearly two months ago we, at St Catherine’s, embarked on a journey together. It was the first of the two long, epic and fundamental journeys of the Christian year. It began on Advent Sunday with O Come O … Continue reading

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News from St. Catherine’s

#reflectionsforthisweek Even though ‘Vocation Sunday’ isn’t until May (where it sits every year) you could be forgiven for thinking we have the dates wrong as we seem to be thinking about vocation early. Our ‘Renewal of Baptism Vows’ service two … Continue reading

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reflections on the environment

2019 was defined for some by the rise of the Fridays for Future movement. As 2020 started many commentators remarked that this would be the make or break decade for earth’s environment. Whilst Greta Thunberg may have brought the climate … Continue reading

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Eucharist – with renewal of baptism vows – what is all that about ? Renewal of baptism vows is a good thing to do as a church family. In our black service book, Common Worship, it suggests this is done … Continue reading

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CHAPLAIN’S MUSINGS 30.12.19

#reflectionsforthisweek This year my Advent ‘rosary’ became very nearly a Christmas one. Allow me to explain myself. An Advent ‘rosary’ is known to most of you as that thing whereby you cut coloured paper into strips and make a paper … Continue reading

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This is one of the times in the year when St Catherine’s really gets to practice its Welcome as most of our worshippers around Christmas are visitors. – To the people of St Catherine’s – safe travels and much joy … Continue reading

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CHAPLAIN’S MUSINGS 16.12.19

Reflections – Services – Thank yous #reflectionsforthisweek At our ‘Lessons and Carols’ yesterday we sang just 4 verses of ‘O come o come Emmanuel’. As a hymn this is one of the pillars of Advent hymnody. Fact 1 We are … Continue reading

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