Archives November 28, 2007

Church Hall

I want to talk about the Church Hall. At the last PCC meeting in November we began to discuss the church hall and its long term future for the first time. At that it was mentioned that some people believe that it’s already happened. Don’t listen to rumours, especially those put about by others who […]

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Christmas Fayre

Well, the Christmas Fayre took a lot out of me: it’s Wednesday and I am still exhausted after it. During the event, I can keep going for ages (although I did I am sorry to say, let it get the better of me when it came to the raffle draw), but recovery takes much much […]

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Unsubscribe Me

Amnesty International have made this really really scary short film about torture techniques and are inviting us all to view them and then perhaps choose to ‘unsubscribe’ from them – to let Governments (ie the UK and US ones – better we put our own houses in order before we turn to Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia […]

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Angelus

One of the greatest regrets is that there is no bell at St Thomas the Apostle. There is a bellcote but it has been inactive since the 1960’s. I suspect the same iconoclasm which covered up the balcony removed the bell. The original is missing and there is a bell from the St Matthew’s Mission […]

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Quiz Night Victory

I have to report (with some degree of the sin of pride) that the St Thomas’ teams did really well. Not only did we raise two whole teams, but one of them won the best team name – Hayzamazers, led by Mother Margaret (the other team, the one I was in was called Father’s Failures […]

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Christmas Services

Come to St. Thomas the Apostle this Christmas (on the corner of Elson Road and Elson Lane) Friday Dec 14th 7.30pm Spirit of Christmas, Church Hall Sunday Dec 16th 4pm Nine Lessons and Carols Friday Dec 21st 6.30pm Carols on Palmyra Broadway 7.30pm Carols in the Three Tuns Sunday Dec 23rd 10am Parish Mass & […]

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Advent Confession

I think the challenge of the Deanery Midday Office has been a source of inspiration for me. Our Deanery Clergy meet weekly to pray, share a coffee and sort out the deanery. It is the most functional deanery I have ever encountered and we come up with ideas, solutions and support each other in radical […]

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Meditation / Ritual: Love & Self Control

Taken from The Stations of the Spirit, you will need a small pile of palm-sized stones, a few sponges (natural or bath, it does not matter) and a bucket of water. Not a visually exciting video, but you should be focused on Nicola’s words and the ritual. Use freely. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI1ncFWGFdw

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Eucharistic Theology Test

Are you surprised? Equal scores for Catholic and Orthodox. Make of that what you will. Eucharistic theology created with QuizFarm.com You scored as CatholicYou are a Catholic. You believe that the bread and wine are transformed by the priest and become the Body and Blood of Christ. Though the accidents, or appearance, of bread and […]

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