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It is reported that our bishops have expressed solidarity with this movement. If so: good. Having grown up in Bristol I recall how the truth gradually dawned on me that all the prosperity of my surrounds was the fruit of slavery. Moving on from that I gradually discove...

An impressive number have come to pray quietly before the Blessed Sacrament while the church has been briefly open. We will open at the same times this coming week. Tuesday & Saturday 10am-12pm, Thursday 2-4pm. 

On Tuesday we heard the announcement that, from the 4th July, places of worship will be able to reopen for prayer and services. We welcome this news with great joy. The recent reopening of our churches for individual private prayer was an important milestone on our jou...

We have been updating our parish register, as a result we might be contacting some parishioners through phone or email in the next few weeks to check if the family still worship in St Thomas of Canterbury. It may be that you registered sometime ago and your records nee...

SEN Clerical Assistant 24 hours please find more information on school website 

fc.tchs.uk.net/vacancies/index.html 

The pots outside the church are now planted and need to be watered on a regular basis. Please consider offering a little of your time to make the front of the church beautiful. If you would like to join the rota please contact the parish office. 

To watch a mass or other service which has previously been recorded go to https://www.stthomaswoodford.org/ watch-the-mass. Then click ‘Watch Mass Online to view Sunday, Easter or Christmas masses Or click ‘Special Services’ to see other masses, prayer services or even...

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We in the Friary have been specially privileged during the lockdown. Each day we have concelebrated the mass all together. We have time to take it leisurely. Distractions are fewer. For my part it has taken me deeper into the mystery we celebrated last Sunday. That Jes...

Peter Hayes died last weekend. With Joan he has been a great contributor to the life of our parish for 60 years. Our sympathy to Margaret, David and Michael. Veronica Wakely, well known and very active in earlier times has also died. May they enjoy life with God foreve...

A wise family will say to itself: We will all be home at regular times, we will try to eat together, and we will be around in the living room at least once a day—even if it isn’t exciting, even if real feelings aren’t shared, even if some are bored, and even if some ar...

We need to be on fire again for our hope is no longer an easy hope. 

We live in a culture of despair within which Pentecost can no longer be taken for granted. 

Hence we must take upon ourselves the burden of the times and refuse to make the Holy Spirit a piece of privat...

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