Newsletter: Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Quarterly Bulletin: Volume 3, Issue 2
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By Marguerite Cook
Nun and Art Historian
February 25, 1930 – December 26, 2017
On the feast of St. Stephen, a much loved Catholic Nun died. Sister Wendy Beckett became an art critic and TV presenter during the 1990s. Sister Wendy wrote numerous books, and Pope John Paul II commended her for giving a positive image to the church. Sister Wendy’s obituary in The Times said St.Thomas à Becket; the 12C saint and martyr was a distant ancestor of this popular nun. [Read more…] about Sister Wendy Beckett
By Peter Roberts
Psalm 51 is an excellent text to consider during Lent. It has also been set to music by numerous composers in varying styles, two of which I will briefly discuss. Readers might like to look up the famous ‘Misere Mei, Deus’ by Gregorio Allegri. Written during the Renaissance, it is an interesting early example of blended styles, drawing inspiration from Gregorian chant and from contemporary polyphony. [Read more…] about Notes from the Organ Loft – March 2019
Father John Warmoll was the founder of the parish of the Holy Child & St Joseph. He died on 14th February 1885 in Bedford.
We had a Mass on the anniversary of Father John Warmoll death at 10:45 am, where Michael Simmonds gave a talk about his life. [Read more…] about Fr John Warmoll Anniversary Mass
Jean Petts, a long-serving member of the parish as housekeeper to the priests over many years, celebrated her 80th birthday on 1st January 2019.
There was Mass for her intentions, followed by a tea party in the Guild Room with invited parishioners.