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17 August, 2019

Newsletter for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2019

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 18th 2019 Dark Red Book page 125 ALMIGHTY GOD… to whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secretes are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy […]

10 August, 2019

Newsletter for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2019

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 11th 2019 Dark Red Book page 126 And now the Anthem! It was lovely to attend Choral Evensong at St Alphege, marking the retirement of the Revd. Chris Moody. Sure enough, towards the end of the service came the familiar announcement; “The Choir will now sing… The Anthem”. It was an exquisite rendering of “Let […]

3 August, 2019

Newsletter for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2019

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 4th 2019 Dark Red Book page 117  Today’s Collect: “For those who glory in you as their Creator and guide…”  When I was a child, my parents did their best to encourage me to read. Spending more time now at their home, I survey the books along the shelves. Mum […]

27 July, 2019

Newsletter for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2019

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 28th 2019 Dark Red Book page 114  Dear Friends,  On the hottest day of the year (so far) and perhaps the hottest day ever actually recorded in the UK, the installation of our new Archbishop was a day to remember. Thankfully (at least where I was sitting) the cathedral […]

20 July, 2019

Newsletter for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2019

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 21st 2019 Dark Red Book page 111  I was watching the classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty with my Grandchildren. You know the plot: A wicked spell is cast on the beautiful princess so that she will die, in want of true love, by pricking her finger on the needle […]