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The Minstrel’s Court

The Minstrel’s Court

The Minstrels’ Court will be back in St. John's on Saturday 26th June. The court was first convened in the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St John the Baptist in 1204 by command of Earl Ranuf de Blondeville, 6th Earl...

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Covid 19

Covid 19

Its affect on the World and the Church Let us take stock of the last year all that has been achieved been achieved but also our losses. This was a scenario the public health community throughout the world and the World Health Organisation...

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The Institution of the Last   Supper  Maundy Thursday

The Institution of the Last Supper Maundy Thursday

When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom...

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St Mark the Evangelist – 25th April

St Mark the Evangelist – 25th April

Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. When St. Peter escaped from prison, he went to the home of Mark’s mother. Paul and Barnabas took Mark along on...

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St. George – 23rd April

St. George – 23rd April

Every nation has its own ‘Patron Saint’ who in times of great peril is called upon to help save the country from its enemies. St. David (Dewi Sant) is the patron saint of Wales, St Andrew of Scotland and Patrick of Ireland - St George is...

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Saints and Holy Days

Saints and Holy Days

The Annunciation On 25 March we have a second break from Lent, and we abandon the purple hangings and vestments and replace them with White/Gold for the Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary is the pivotal point of the...

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Easter Day

Easter Day

Easter is of course, the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday),...

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The Paschal Candle

The Paschal Candle

The Paschal candle represents Christ, the Light of the World. The pure beeswax of which the candle is made represents the sinless Christ who was formed in the womb of His Mother. The wick signifies His humanity, the flame, His Divine...

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The Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil

The Easter Liturgy has included baptism or the renewal of baptismal promises from the earliest times. Those who are baptized are united with Christ in his death and resurrection. Traditionally, new fire is kindled and from this the Easter...

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Good Friday

When I was younger the only shops that I remember being open were our local Fishmonger (Mr Langley) and the Bakers (Lyle’s). MR Langley opened so we could buy fresh fish, the staple of Good Friday; meat was never eaten and bakers opened...

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Today the palms - tomorrow the passion”. The grim truth is that the same people who shouted "Hosanna" on this day shout "Crucify him," just five days later. It is sobering to recall that these same people shouting Hosanna on Palm Sunday...

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Covering the Crosses and Images in Church during Lent

Covering the Crosses and Images in Church during Lent

The custom of veiling crosses and images has much to commend it in terms of religious psychology, because it helps us to concentrate on the great essentials of Christ's work of absolute Redemption. However, the historical origin of this...

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