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.
So, chronologically:

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God” FROM THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” FROM THE CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES

Repair the evil done to you with something that is better. And lo ! The enemy who did evil to you may turn into a close and true friend.” FROM THE MUSLIM SCRIPTURES


  • for these couple of weeks of Ordinary Time and those who will bring us God’s word
  • for our Council – as they reflect on a further year of service or a break from it and as others including those new to St Catherine’s consider stepping up and take up some of the reins
  • for those considering and preparing for Baptism or Confirmation
  • for the sick and the dying and for those who care for them

February’s newsletter is now online with dates for your diaries and other information around church life. Newssheet_February

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