Monthly Archives : November 2016

Our Lady of the Wayside – History


Madonna della Strada When the clergy were looking for a site to develop a new parish at the beginning of the thirties, they came to see Heathfield a large house with out-buildings and orchards which occupied the present site of Our Lady of the Wayside. As yet no name had been decided for the new parish by the Archbishop. The…

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Prayer of the Blessing of the Icon of the Mother of God


PRAYER OF BLESSING ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD Lord God, we acknowledge your infinite glory and the abundance of your gifts. Before the foundation of the world, you appointed Christ the beginning and end of all things. You chose the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother and companion of your Son, the image and model of your Church, the…

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Latest Update


The Adventures of Fico Friday 4th November 2016 (Your friendly personification of the Finance Committee) Fico has had a busy week. First of all, he had to come and look at the leak above the organ on Friday night along with Gino the plumber. Then he turned up again on Saturday morning with Gino to go onto the church roof.…

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