Monday, 26 September 2016

Human life and "the world's most dangerous philosopher".

"If you could say to somebody, you're going to have a child who will magically bring about social cohesion, will bring joy and encourage all the people around him or her not to take life too seriously, who will enjoy simple things in life, who will literally do a dance if there is ice cream in the freezer, who is able to enjoy life', that's a whole new value system, isn't it? That's a whole new way of assessing what is and isn't valuable."

One of many thought provoking quotes in the segment here from BBC's Frank Skinner on demand featuring Bridget Jones's Diary / Miranda star Sally Phillips talking about ‘the world’s most dangerous philosopher’ (Peter Singer) and Down's syndrome screening.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Newsletter for 24/25 September - Sunday 26(C)

Please click here to read the latest newsletter.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

German Students In Ashby

Please click here to read an article by Rev Tim Phillips of Holy Trinity, Ashby, about a proposed visit from German students in 2017.

Saturday, 17 September 2016


I have been away for a few days, celebrating Mass for the enclosed Benedictine nuns at Minster Abbey, and finding plenty of time for prayer myself. Every priest needs times of retreat for the sake of his own soul, and so that the well doesn't run dry when he tries to share the faith with his people.

I also found time to make a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, with it's associations with St Augustine and St Thomas Becket, and to St Augustine's Abbey in Ramsgate, which Pugin believed to be his ideal Church, his greatest work.

Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
St Augustine's Abbey
Because of my absence there was a double newsletter last week. Everything there still applies, except that on Friday, 23rd September, there will be a service of the Word & Holy Communion rather than Mass at 9.30am. This is because I am celebrating the Funeral Mass for Rev Deacon Brendan Campbell at Mount St Bernard Abbey that morning. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Click here for this week's porch notice with an updated list of times.


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