Remembering Fr Jim Ward

I first met Fr Jim Ward when I was attending St. Francis Xavier’s at Oldbury. This was about 34 years ago, and he asked me to go to the parish to help with the music and liturgy. He was there … Read more >

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Hednesford Pilgrimage

Over 900 pilgrims made their way to Hednesford (Staffordshire) for the annual gathering on the first Sunday of July. They came to pray the rosary in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes, to offer the Eucharist and to make a … Read more >

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Deacon Ernest Titchmarsh RIP

Deacon Ernest was ordained for the Diocese on 21st June 1998. He ministered in the parish of St Augustine’s, Solihull. His funeral rites will be celebrated at St Augustine’s Church, 1 Herbert Road, Solihull, B91 3QE, and all clergy of … Read more >

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Fr Brian Davies RIP

Fr Brian studied for the priesthood at Oscott College and was ordained at St Peter’s, Bloxwich, on 29th June 1982. He served as Assistant Priest at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Yardley Wood, Birmingham, and as Chaplain to St Thomas … Read more >

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Fr Euan Henderson RIP, Funeral Arrangements

Funeral Arrangements Thursday 7th August 2014 Private Reception:   Chapel of the Blessed Trinity, Stonor House, Stonor Park, Henley on Thames RG9 6HF Friday 8th August 2014 at 2 p.m. Funeral Mass:           Chapel of the Blessed Trinity, Stonor House, Stonor Park, … Read more >

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  • Tuesday 23 September
    Luke 8:19-21  •  St Pius of Pietelcina (Padre Pio) (Memorial) On an initial, and perhaps superficial, reading of the three short verses of today’s passage from Luke’s Gospel, we might find ourselves feeling a little confused. When Jesus is told that his family has come to see him, not only does he not summon them […]



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