Monthly Archives : April 2020

St Chad’s Santuary – Supplies are desperately needed


The Sanctuary is still providing  food to those who need it in these difficult times but unfortunately it is running out very fast.  Supplies are desperately needed.  We appreciate that shopping is difficult for everyone at this time with long queues and restrictions on how much can be bought but we would like to put an appeal out to the…

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REFLECTION FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER


St Thomas the Apostle has long been regarded as the patron saint of doubters. This is fitting for someone who refused to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead until he had actually seen Christ himself standing in front of him showing the wounds of his Crucifixion. We can all identify with Thomas. It is hard for any of…

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Financially Supporting the Church


There have been enquiries about continuing to financially support the church at this time.  Obviously, those with standing orders are not affected, but for anyone else, if you wish to set up a standing order then here is the link to the relevant diocesan webpage: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/pages/FAQS/category/finance-resources  You will then need to contact the parish for the bank details”.  olw.shirley@rcaob.org.uk

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The Empty Tomb – A Reflection by Deacon Sean


EASTER 2020 ‘The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it’ (John 1:5) John 20: 1-9 In his book ‘The God of Surprises,’ (1) the late Gerard Hughes SJ makes the point that we cannot control God. Yet, at times, it is true that all of us fall into the trap of expecting God to behave in…

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