Archives November 30, 2011

Bye Bye Google+ a waste of pixels

I am a typical early adopter: I love to try new technology, ideas and innovations. I also love Google products: it’s my backoffice and I’m into it all – mail, calendar, docs, reader etc etc. I was therefore an early adopter of the Google+ social networking in the initial “invite only” phase. But today I […]

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Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2011

The Parish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was a fabulous weekend, held over the feast of Christ the King. Our thanks to Fr Brian Williams for covering the Mass at home whilst we were away it was a wonderful, spirit-filled weekend and contained both traditional elements and some creative liturgy in […]

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On the accepting of resignations, mass or otherwise…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/14/gay-clergy-row-mass-resignation?INTCMP=SRCH The Guardian reports that up to 150 clergy might walk out of the Church of Scotland because they are unable to accept the bidding of the Holy Spirit. Now, Newspapers love this kind of reporting because it appears to be such a disaster – we are constantly reading about how the Church of England […]

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Our Church is mighty spikey…

To the tune of Aurelia (‘The Church’s One Foundation’) Our church is mighty spikey with smells and bells and chants, And Palestrina masses that vex the Protestants. O happy ones and holy who fall upon their knees For solemn Benediction And mid-week Rosaries. Though with a scornful wonder men see our clergy, dressed In rich […]

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Remembrance Sunday Homily and Liturgy

Remembrance Sunday Homily 2011 This sermon can also be found on the S. Thomas Parish website in the Sermons section here This Remembrance Sunday found the Church packed, with both adults and a specially good turnout from the Unformed Organisations. Colours were presented and the Mass with Act of Remembrance was powerful. The Response, using […]

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Remembrance Meditation

[vimeo 31947180 This video will be shown during the Act of Remembrance at S. Thomas the Apostle, Elson in Gosport this Sunday The congregation are invited to come forward and place a poppy on/around a cross during this poignant meditation. Please feel free to download this video for use in your own acts of remembrance either […]

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Sermon: All Saints

In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. They say that Euro-Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics German, the lovers Italian and it’s all organised by the Swiss. Euro-Hell is where the chefs are British, the mechanics French, the lover’s […]

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