Category Archives: Chaplain’s Musings

#reflectionsforthisweek

On Friday evening, in anticipation and preparation for the ‘Lessons and Carols’ this coming Sunday afternoon, a group of singers gathered around our organist and choirmaster Stephen Brown. The occasion was one of joy, but also one of weight and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Thank yous, baptisms and healing…

Thank you – to all those who helped make our harvest weekend a sucess: those who lugged books up and down stairs, those who unpacked and repacked books, those who baked for the booksale, those who bought and sold books, those … Continue reading

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News from St. Catherine’s

This Sunday, 22nd September, our service will start at 11:15 promptly. Our baptism family’s guests have flights to catch immediately afterwards. Parents are reminded that due to the baptism the children will start the service in church with us and … Continue reading

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CAECG meeting, this week in Stuttgart

#reflectionsforthisweek A week ago Sunday our readings invited us to reflect on the gift, exercise and calling to offer ‘Hospitality’. The timing of which I found pertinent, given that we are about to host and cater for the CAECG from … Continue reading

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Offering hospitality …

This Sunday 8th Sept.: Schulanfang service – children (and teachers) are invited to bring their school bags for a blessing as the new school year starts. Please let Marianne or Kara know if your child is starting or changing school. … Continue reading

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