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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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#reflectionsforthisweek

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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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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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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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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