It’s a small world!

It’s a small world!

I was recently made aware of a survivor from the bombing of the village in 1944. Both parents of the person in question were killed on Christmas Eve and she herself was badly injured. I was very pleased to go and visit Mary Conway, formerly of 225 Bury Road, Chapel...
Confirmation and Reflection

Confirmation and Reflection

This year there are twenty candidates making their promises and being confirmed by the great friend of St Anne’s, Bishop Jack Nichols. As usual there are a mix of boys and girls among the adults who have been prepared over the last six months or so. Some of them I...
Alive in God

Alive in God

I am just embarking upon another great book by Timothy Radcliffe. It was a sort of Christmas present to myself and once again he does not fail to satisfy. Alive in God is an exploration into the importance of imagination in the Christian life. Radcliffe considers the...
Peace and Happiness at Easter

Peace and Happiness at Easter

St John Henry Newman once wrote, “One thing alone I know – that according to our need, so will be our strength.” What, I wonder, enabled him to pen these words? It is highly unlikely that Blessed Newman ever attended a self-awareness course or was exposed to...
Lent

Lent

‘Behold, we go up to Jerusalem’, these are the words of Jesus to his disciples, that we read from the Gospel before Ash Wednesday. They describe also, the journey that we are all invited to make in the season of Lent when we are encouraged in the name of the Church,...