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  • FATHER ERNIE STROUD RIP
    on Jul 8, 2014
    Yesterday I , together with at least 25 priests, the Bishop of Richborough and the retired bishop of Chichester, The Rt. Revd. John Hind concelebrated the Funeral Mass of Father Ernie Stroud, whilst the ...Bishop of Chelmsford gave the address. Among...
  • 14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
    on Jul 6, 2014
    Today Father Martin officiated at St. Alban’s, Romford as some of the parish are on their annual Walsingham Pilgrimage. I  celebrated the Solemn Parish Mass, and preached. Veronica, one of the Churchwardens, led our intercession. In his addres...
  • SS PETER & PAUL
    on Jun 29, 2014
    Today at St. Augustine’s we celebrated the Solemnity of SS Peter and Paul, the two pillars of the Church. Father Martin presided at the Solemn Parish Mass and i  concelebrated, read the Gospel and preached. In my sermon Father I drew attention...
  • THE PLAYING FIELDS OF ENGLAND
    on Jun 23, 2014
    State educated school children need greater provision for sports, according to Ofsted. Correct me if I’m wrong, but a few years ago, a certain political party, then in power, sold of many of the state school playing fields despite many protests at...
  • TRINITY 1–12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
    on Jun 22, 2014
    Today, Father Martin went to St Paul’s, Goodmayes to celebrate Corpus Christi, swopping with me and I officiated at St. Augustine’s.  I haven’t been too well lately and it was decided that the celebration of Solemn Mass, Procession and Sol...
  • THE GLORIOUS AND MOST HOLY TRINITY
    on Jun 15, 2014
    Today I presided at the Solemn Mass in celebration of the Most Holy Trinity; Father Martin concelebrated, read the Gospel and preached. In his sermon Father Martin referred to a previous sermon on the Trinity when,as an illustration and an egg had be...
  • PENTECOST 2014
    on Jun 8, 2014
    As Father Martin was away for the weekend I presided and preached at the Solemn Mass and our Intercessions were led by Joan our retired Lay Reader. In my sermon I talked about how fear can paralyse us; the disciples locked themselves in the Upper Roo...
  • ASCENSION 1
    on Jun 1, 2014
    Today we continued our celebration of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Father Martin was officiating at St.Andrew’s, Romford. so I was the celebrant at St. Augustine’s. During my sermon he reminded people about Captain Kirk asking Scotty t...
  • ASCENSION 1
    on Jun 1, 2014
    Today we continued our celebration of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Father Martin was officiating at St.Andrew’s, Romford. so I was the celebrant at St. Augustine’s. During my sermon he reminded people about Captain Kirk asking Scotty t...
  • EASTER 6
    on May 25, 2014
    Today at St. Augustine’s, Rush Green we welcomed the Archdeacon of Barking, Dr. John Perumbalath to our Parish Mass and he concelebrated with Father Martin and preached the homily. Pamela led us in our Intercessions and, as our Organist & Choir...
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