Author Archives : GerryC

Live Steaming of Mass


I am delighted to attach the links for our live streaming YouTube service.  Main Church https://youtu.be/ChiGZMif8Pk Day Chapel https://youtu.be/hn-gC80apcE There is a but…..and it’s that our upstream is very low at the moment but BT are working on this for us so there may be some buffering this weekend. Please be assured we are working to get this sorted.  A…

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Deacon Sean has released a new book called: ‘Only in the Crucified God – Questions and Answers on Faith, Hope and Love.


Deacon Sean has released a new book called: ‘Only in the Crucified God – Questions and Answers on Faith, Hope and Love.’ It is only available from Amazon.co.uk but you can get it in two formats as a digital copy or as a traditional paper back edition. All profits from the sale of the book are being donated to CAFOD. In the book Deacon Sean reflects…

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FREE Isolation Resources


Throughout this period of isolation, Saltmine Trust’s hope has been to inspire, encourage and educate.  As you may realize from our COVID-19 statement at the beginning of lockdown, due to current restrictions we have been unable to tour and most of our work has been cancelled until Autumn 2020. However we have been determined to offer a service digitally. Through our online isolation resources Saltmine is continuing to create and bring faith-motivated arts into homes and church communities. Our Spoken Word pieces, monologues, audio-dramas and drama…

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You are invited to apply for a place at Mass


You are invited to apply for a place at Mass. Mass is celebrated at 5:30 pm Saturday and 10:00 am Sunday.  Requests will be answered on a first-come-first served basis, with priority given to those who have not yet attended mass.  You will be seated in the household group you apply within.  If you wish to apply for a different…

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10.00am Mass, Sunday 19th July


After what can only be described as a second wonderful mass with highlights such as Deacon Sean preaching, the news of Fr Andrew Franklin our new Parish Priest, the folk group (with NO wind instruments) as well as a cantor singing during communion, not to mention a church packed with about 120 people at absolutely maximum capacity while maintaining two…

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Reflection for the Solemnity of SS Peter and Paul


I came across an interesting motto below a coat of arms and it read ‘Unity is strength’. In a way, this summarises the main thought on our minds as we come together today to give God thanks for the two great apostles, Peter and Paul. In their lifetime Peter and Paul did not work so closely together. Tradition has it…

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Reflection – Do not be afraid


TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A) Jeremiah 20: 10-13 Psalm 68 Romans 5:12-15 Matthew 10:26-33 REFLECTION Recently I was asked to join a parish committee set up to work on a plan to re-open our church. At the beginning of the meeting each of us was asked to share, with the rest of the group, how we had coped…

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Refection – Pentecost Sunday 2020


Today is the 50th day of Easter with our celebration of Pentecost, the beginning of our Church. Today’s Scripture readings remind us that Pentecost is an event of both the past and the present. The same Spirit that inflamed the Apostles, is also at work today in us. The Spirit is that Paraclete (a Greek word that is translated as…

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