Dear Brothers & Sisters, Saturday 10th October marked the beatification of a 15 year old boy who died in 2006 from leukaemia. Carlo Acutis was born in 1991 in London. He was baptised in the parish of Our Lady of Dolours in Fulham Road but soon after, he moved to Milan with his family. He […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, 30th September 2020 marked the 1600th anniversary of St Jerome’s death and, coinciding with that occasion, pope Francis has released the apostolic Letter Scripturae Sacrae Affectus in praise of this saint who is mostly associated with the Bible. After a historical review in which an outline of Jerome’s life is given, […]

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From Robert Smialek, our Seminarian: Greetings from Allen Hall, As my second year at Seminary comes to an end I would like to give you brief update on my experience so far. Firstly, let me start by saying that you are all in my prayers and I still have great pride in telling people that […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, From today, the Lady Chapel and the toilets are opened. Those using the toilets will do so at their own risk with the knowledge that toilets are a place where cross contamination can take place. The user of the toilet will be asked to sanitise their hands before going in and […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, Last Tuesday I met with the steward in which we did a risk assessment of the opening of the Lady Chapel and the toilets. We came to the conclusion that we will open them from next weekend, 19th/20th September. Those using the toilets will do so at their own risk with […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, Every year, September brings about some sort of normality to our lives. This year, however, it also seems to bring uncertainties. Within the limitations we experience I would like to remind you that we live by the certainty that God has not abandoned us but in Jesus Christ has shown us […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, Our Primary School St Agnes closed for the summer holidays last Friday. This summer will be different for many of us. The Church, however, continues with her rhythm of celebrations. Next Wednesday, 22nd July, the Church rejoices celebrating St Mary Magdalene. When her celebration was raised to becoming a feast in the […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, WELCOME BACK! The last time we met for a public Mass was 15th March. Much has happened since but now we are back in our parish building. During this time, I have kept in touch with some of you, but my list of contact was greatly impaired due to GDPR. Perhaps, […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, The Cardinal wrote to us last Friday saying : “The appropriate response to the threat of Coronavirus at this time was clearly laid out for us by the official statements yesterday. Two main points struck me: that the right measures are to be introduced at the right time and, secondly that […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, In light of the current situation regarding the coronavirus, the Diocese is taking advise from the Department of Health & Social Care, which is in charge of the common good of all of the citizens. We are still at Stage One, which means prevention. All of us are invited to use […]

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