Monthly Archives: November 2013

In our diocesan preparations for the Year of Faith, the Department of Adult Education and Evangelisation hosted a series of lectures in the Cathedral entitled Opening the Windows, seeking to engage us in a fresh reading of the documents of the Council and discovering what the Council was calling us to be as the Church in the contemporary world.

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Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate

Do you understand what you are reading?’ Philip asked the eunuch.

‘How can I’, he replied, ‘unless I have someone to guide me?’

                                                                                                  (Acts 8:30)

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Children at St Catharine’s Primary School, Chipping Campden, recently launched a competition to design a new Buddy Bench for use in the school playground, replacing a friendship sign which had broken.

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As Pilgrims, we all had different experiences and the days meant different things to each of us. Here are a few thoughts and reflections by the Pilgrims.

Clifton Diocese Pilgrimage to the Holy Land BBC feature


Day 2 Reflection from a Pilgrim 1


Day 2 Reflection from a Pilgrim 2


Fr James Finan reflection on the Dead Sea


Pilgrim Reflection 1 after mass in Nazareth


Day 4 Reflection from Pilgrim at the Basilica of the Nativity


Fr James reflection on Mass in Jerusalem


Interview with Priest at the Seminary Church in Bethlehem


Day 5 Pilgrim reflection after Mass


Fr James waiting at the Basilica of the Nativity


Final day reflection Pilgrim  1


Final day reflection Pilgrim  2


Final day reflection Pilgrim 3


His Excellency, Monsignor William Shomali, who is the vicar for Jerusalem, the auxiliary of the patriarch



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