7 Jan 2022 0 Comment

An Exciting Week

I’ve had a very exciting week this week, after talking to the deputy head at our primary school. Steph was telling me about the great work that is going on with the local food bank that is run by someone living on Egerton Road. This has...
3 Jan 2022 0 Comment

Happy New Year

Firstly, may I thank all those people who kindly sent me presents and cards at Christmas, and also thanks to those who generously gave money in the form of your Christmas offerings. I’m always touched by people’s generosity and...
17 Dec 2021 1 Comment

Ready for Christmas

The work to get the church ready for Christmas goes on at pace. On Thursday I collected a number of our items that have been polished including a beautiful processional cross. The work on the newly plastered entrance area will be finished...
10 Dec 2021 2 Comments

Coming to Church this Christmas

I’m sure this week it’s been another busy one for most of us preparing for the great feast of Christmas. Whether it’s at home, or in church, there’s always a lot of things to get ready for Christmastide. And whilst I can’t claim...
3 Dec 2021 0 Comment

2nd Sunday of Advent

There are two highlights for me of this week both looking towards the future. The first one was the church of today preparing to be the church of tomorrow. We had almost 180 children from years 4, 5 and 6 in the church for an Advent...
26 Nov 2021 0 Comment

1st Sunday of Advent

First of all, Happy New Year. Yes I know it’s not 1st January, but it is the start of the new year for the Church as Sunday is the 1st Sunday of Advent. It’s a time for us before the hustle and bustle of Christmas to stop, or at least...
21 Nov 2021 0 Comment

Honouring Sunday

As the Synodal Pathway of listening and discerning unfolds, we the bishops of England and Wales, are paying particular attention to the hopes and fears, the joys and anxieties of all who are sharing their thoughts and feelings...
19 Nov 2021 0 Comment

Returning Home

Well I’m back from my first holiday since January 2020 and feeling refreshed and ready to go. It’s always important, I believe, to have a holiday a relatively short time after moving parishes. Part of the reason for this is that when...
29 Oct 2021 0 Comment

First Holy Communion

This weekend sees the change of the clocks and the start of dark nights. It means that our Sunday Evening Mass will soon have a slightly different feel as people arrive and leave in the dark. However, it is also a time to look forward to...
22 Oct 2021 0 Comment

My Induction

First of all, a big thank you to those of you who managed to turn up in person or to watch online my Induction as your parish priest last Friday evening. I certainly enjoyed the whole experience and there were a number of nice comments...