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London Bombings Remembered

London bombing

Tuesday of last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the London bombings, an atrocity that claimed the lives of 52 people and injured more than 700 others.  I well remember the event and seeing on the news the image of the mangled number 30 bus in Tavistock Square, which became the symbol of that terrible… Read More

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Love Thy Neighbour?

love thy neighbour

Within the last two weeks the usual headlines regarding Covid-19 have been replaced by another huge news item; sadly not a good one. What should have been a minor incident in Minnesota turned into a world news story, leading to scenes of mass protests and demonstrations across the United States. On May 26, George Floyd… Read More

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Respecting Our Elders?

elderly women playing domino

This week saw the lifting of the government’s restrictive ban on people aged over seventy. There has been a lot of talk about it in the media, and it was greeted with delight by those in this age bracket. I listened to an interview with former government minister, Mary O’Rourke, speaking about how excited she… Read More

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We are an Easter People

Cross at sunset

This week we are preparing for Easter Sunday, the highest point in the Liturgical Calendar of the Church.  This is the culmination of the Lenten journey and the day that makes sense of all that went before, some of it dark and terrible. In the Exsultet we are told ‘This is the night that expels… Read More

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Stay Connected

Friends group- all on phones

Just last week when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be taking a “step back” from the royal family and its duties they did so on an Instagram post. The BBC posted via Twitter that the royal family was not made aware of Harry and Meghan’s decision before they posted the news… Read More

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The Day For All Saints

All Saints Day

November 1st – All Saints Day All Saints Day, celebrated on November 1st commemorates all the saints of the church, both known and unknown, who have attained Heaven.  For Catholics, it is a holy day of obligation.  The first evidence for the November 1st date of celebration occurred during the reign of Pope Gregory III (731-741)… Read More