Thu 27 April 2017

Father Tom writes - Apr 2017

The Assistant Curate writes:-

When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of glory died,                My richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.

As we continue our Lenten journey I hope that whatever you have taken on or given up, is giving you spiritual food for thought, it is certainly so with this years Lent course which is proving to be thought provoking. I hope also that the “Stations” are feeding those who are attending  in thought but also in prayer.

On Palm Sunday we enter the holiest week of the year, “Holy Week” a week to walk with Christ the way of the cross, to contemplate the Passion, to pray, to worship and in so doing allow words, music and liturgical action, to draw us into the drama of the week, I hope that all of us will fully participate in the weeks liturgies. Full details and some background information is contained in “Holy Week and Easter, in the Parish….” Distributed with this magazine.

On the 19th we will have the Annual Parochial Church Meeting your opportunity to have your say in the life and the running of the Parish, your voice to shape it’s future, your chance to serve, all should consider it a three line whip as far as attendance is concerned.

But first we have Easter.

Where the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small;    love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.    (Isaac Watts)

With my love to you all, as we continue our Lenten journey together and when it comes (and not before) a very happy, Holy and Blessed Easter.


Father Tom