So we find ourselves - a large representative number of St Thomas’ parish - enjoying the environment God has given us. The secular world is being wakened – our children taking the lead – to the importance of taking good care of it. If you go to Israel you will find that a mass celebrated on the shores of the sea of Galilee is the closest you come to the Jesus of Nazareth. Away from the bustle, from the strident conflicts of Jerusalem and Judea you enjoy the calm scenery and w
And if you turn your eyes to the building you can see the Blessed Sacrament Chapel roof fresh-clad in new underwear, awaiting its final canopy. An aspect of the friary is already decked with new tiles that should keep out wind and storm for more generations than we shall count. There is prospect that the whole re-roofing project will be completed well within the forecasted time-span. Further intimations suggest our present balance in the Building Fund will cover the parish po
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As you see the work has begun. Is there symbolism in the fact that they started with the confessionals? I don’t know. But you can see the fresh clay tiles keeping us dry. Soon we will have to think about paying the piper. We have enough in the bank to pay the parish share of the roof. But bigger costs loom when we come to the heating. Fund-raising nowadays is a highly developed business. I am trying to find someone to advise us. Is there anyone among us who can give some guid
Lecture this Wednesday Fr Adrian Graffy gave a gentle but most informative talk with much information opening up Luke’s Gospel. Do come for the second half of his talk. It provides a great help to prayer. Also to understanding how the gospels came about. Then and now they are the base of our life in all aspects. Wednesday 7.30pm in the Becket Centre.
Country Dancing Practice starts at 2pm this Sunday in the Becket Centre and the remaining dates for rehearsals are as follows. Lesson duration is 1 hour. Sunday, 19th May at 2pm Monday, 27 May at 12 noon Sunday, 2nd June at 4pm Saturday, 8th June at 4pm Saturday, 15th June at 12 noon Sunday, 23rd June at 2pm