Category Archives: Seasons

Be prepared, be very prepared!

So are you prepared for the coming of the Lord? The Gospel that we have just heard makes it sound rather frightening: But in those days, following that distress, the sun will be darkened,     and the moon will not … Continue reading

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Keeping the Novena in Parish of Headley with Box Hill

We will be keeping the Novena, the nine Days from Ascension to Pentecost (from 6th-15th May) as a special time of prayer and meditation on our Christian Mission Continue reading

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Advent with Luke – The Annunciation of Mary and the Visitation of Elizabeth

There seems no better paradigm for the waiting time of Advent than pregnancy.   There is no rushing it. It is a time of hope and expectation, of  growth and transformation, of excitement and awe. Hope necessarily blended with a … Continue reading

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Patronal festival – Celebrating the call of St Andrew

This year St Andrew’s day was delayed by a day to make way for Advent Sunday. It actually seems very appropriate to have the festival in the season of watching and waiting since, in the Gospel of John, Andrew is … Continue reading

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What’s the point of suffering (in Lent)? – Chris Hancock on Lent 1 (Year B)

Gospel: Mark 1:9-15 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit … Continue reading

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Remembrancetide 2011

Final whistle  The last volley of friendly guns has gone, rumbling, earth-shuddering, echoing away Leaving an awkward silence. Straining ears find the sound of falling raindrops Pinging like hammer blows onto a blacksmith’s helmet The musty smell of sodden wool … Continue reading

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Keeping Lent 2011

Giving up and taking up Vote in our poll to find out what the most popular Lenten observances: What are you giving up for Lent?                                    What are you taking up for Lent?     I am giving up Custard Creams. I … Continue reading

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