From the Vicar…My dearest sisters and brothers,Christ the King is a relatively new feast in the Church Calendar. It was introduced by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to remind Christians at the time that their allegiance was to Christ rather than to their earthly rulers.We need to remember what was happening in 1925. Europe was … [Read more…]
The Christmas Season is almost upon us, and we have so much going on at St. Michael and All Angels! Come and join us in jam-packed Advent and Christmas events.
Dear brothers and sisters,For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;there will be earthquakes in various places;there will be famines.Since Jesus’ time, there has rarely been a time of peace. There have been periods where there has been less conflict, or conflict on a smaller scale, but always some conflict.Our own time is … [Read more…]
Thinking about this historic day, my attention has been focused ontwo pictures in my study. The first is a water-colour of a villagechurch surrounded by fields with mountains in the background. Thechurchyard, with its low dry-stone wall, is where my parents areburied (my father saw active service in the 1st World War). In acorner of … [Read more…]
From the Vicar…Dear brothers and sisters,The following is part of a sermon entitled ‘Death, the King of Terrors,’ by Canon Henry Scott Holland. The sermon was preached at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, in May 1910 after the death of King Edward VII. I have found this ‘poem’ very helpful over the years. For people who … [Read more…]
Yesterday, we had an absolutely amazing animal service attended by over 15 dogs, 4 cats, 1 lamb, and 1 rabbit. Check out the pictures from the special day!
Letter My dear brothers and sisters,Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.The request of the two brothers can be understood to be about power and control, about who is the top dog. It speaks of the allure of power, of being close to those who … [Read more…]
The short section of Oxford Tce from Durham Street to access the St Michael’s carpark area will be fully closed on Thursday 25th October. The Tuam St back entrance and the pedestrian access remain available throughout. Pre-warning signs with a range of dates from 23rd to 29th October will be placed shortly. These dates are … [Read more…]
My dear brothers and sisters,As a Church in the 21st century, we have a very complicated relationship with angels. The more materialistic understanding of our world has led many people to think that if they can’t see or touch something it can’t be real, or can’t exist. Many within the Church have this attitude. We … [Read more…]
From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, As we approach Michaelmas, it may be helpful for us to reacquaint ourselves with the various prayers, chaplets, and novenas that exist. I believe it is important for us to be more aware of who S. Michael is, and what his being our Patron Saint means for … [Read more…]