Letter from the Vicar 29 March 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s as we begin Holy Week together on Palm Sunday. Today’s liturgy starts in the school and then we process with palms to recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. We hold the excitement and expectation of that occasion before the Passion of our Lord. We come now to the most significant … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 22 March 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today for Passion Sunday. The focus of Lent moves ever more directly now to centre on our Lord’s passion and death as we approach Holy Week. One of the important disciplines of Lent is personal examination. This leads to a deeper recognition of our own sin, indeed our separation … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 15 March 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s for Mothering Sunday. Today we are delighted to welcome the community of S. Michael’s Church School as it joins with the Parish to celebrate this important day when we give thanks for and honour mothers. Mothering Sunday comes at the midway point of the season of Lent, and it … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 8 March 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s on this third Sunday of Lent. The Epistle reading today speaks about the cross. When we begin the Mass the first thing the presiding priest does is to lead the community in making the sign of the cross. This is the pre-eminent Christian symbol. Whilst in our minds it … [Read more…]