RESTORATION OF ABBEY RUINS AT ST JAMES

RESTORATION OF ABBEY RUINS AT ST JAMES

I am pleased to confirm that Historic England have made a very generous grant towards the cost of the preservation of the four Abbey Ruins, the largest and most significant is in the Presbytery garden. The application for works is in the final stage of approval by the...
BLESSING OF ENGAGED COUPLES AT 11AM MASS

BLESSING OF ENGAGED COUPLES AT 11AM MASS

Last Sunday we welcomed our Engaged Couples for a special Blessing at 11am Mass. We are blessed to be able to support 35+ couples preparing for marriage this year, mostly abroad. The Blessing completed two evenings with our team of Married Couple Mentors. I would like...
READING PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

READING PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

Greetings from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jericho, where we will be celebrating our Sunday Mass. Today, this ancient biblical city is largely Arab Muslim, however two Franciscan priests care for the small catholic community. We will view the Tree of Zaccheus...
NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR MINISTRY AT SUNDAY MASS

NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR MINISTRY AT SUNDAY MASS

For the past few weeks our Ex. Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers have been arriving 15 minutes early for Mass, so that they can meet, review arrangements and pray together. This means that those in ministry are better prepared for their lead role at Mass. We now...
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