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WORLDWIDE SYNOD REVIEW PUBLISHED

Most of you will, in some way, have taken part in the “information gathering phase” of the forthcoming “Synod on Synodality”. The information gathered has been distilled into a report by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

The Forty Days of Lent

By DEACON BARRY MELLISH The Forty Days of Lent have a great biblical precedent, not least in the forty years the people of Israel wondered the desert in search of the Promised Land. The example for our own practice of “Quadragesima” lies in the forty days Jesus was in the wilderness before he undertook his…

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED Virgin Mary

By DEACON BARRY MELLISH

There are people who talk all the time – or perhaps it just seems that way! We could be one of them and not realise it. Perhaps it is our personality or we are so full of ideas that we cannot wait to explain them all. Or perhaps it is our ego: what we say must be more important than whatever anyone else has to say so they never get a word in edgeways. It takes all sorts to make the world! But there is a lesson to be learned from this and it affects us all. 

SPIRITUAL READING DURING LOCKDOWN

By DEACON BARRY MELLISH

Time spent at home during lockdown seems an excellent opportunity to catch up with some modern or contemporary spiritual authors and their books. The problem is how to get hold of these if all the local libraries are shut.

The Open Library seems to offer a way forward, if you are happy to read or browse text on a computer, tablet or maybe even mobile phone.