Posts by Rob Jones

Advent Focus: 27 November

SS Joseph & Swithun’s Advent Focus will be celebrated on Monday 27 November with internationally renowned speaker David Wells.
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Good communication is key to supporting people with dementia

Trying to jog a past memory or asking open questions about more recent events are two approaches to avoid when having a conversation with someone with dementia, according to Alzheimer’s society initiative Dementia Friends. Read more →

Revised list of holy days of obligation confirmed

With effect from the 1st Sunday of Advent 2017, two holy days of obligation are being reinstated. Read more →

Gratitude is the source and summit of life


Recently, a number of people who have lived to be over 100 were interviewed about what contributed to their long life. While there was great diversity in what they had to say, they had one thing in common: an “attitude of thankfulness and an interest in the world around them”. Read more →

Support needed for Bromley’s homeless and those in financial difficulties

Several organisations supporting residents and homeless people around Bromley are looking for support, donations and volunteers to reach as many people in need as possible.

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Our annual One Parish Mass, the first combined mass for SS Joseph & Swithun parish community, was a glorious day.

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Join a pilgrimage in eastern France

English-speakers are invited to a summer pilgrimage to the town where Jesus appeared to St Margaret Mary. Read more →

As the situation for homeless people worsens, local opportunities to help increase


For several years this Parish has helped to run the Bromley Homeless Shelter, providing an evening meal, a safe warm bed overnight, and breakfast, for the homeless in Bromley during the winter months. Our parishioners have cooked and stayed with the homeless overnight, and a team have provided clean bed-linen every week; and you have sponsored the Shelter financially, so thank you all very much for all you have done. Read more →

The washing of my hand was a humbling experience


How blessed my husband, Jaydev, and I were to be able to attend all three services of the Easter Triduum this year. The celebrations were deeply moving. Read more →

A celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation

For those who journeyed through the RCIA, Journey in Faith, their time of celebration began at Easter, the highlight of Holy Week.

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