Wednesday 14 April 2021

Reflections on Worship in Sacrifice

 Reflections on the theme of Worship through reflecting on the sacrifices of the Old Testament:

Sacrifice of Abel
Sacrifice of Noah
Sacrifice of Isaac
Sacrifice of Passover
Sacrifice of Elijah
(yet to come: Sacrifice in Maccabees and then finally Sacrifice of Christ)


Thursday 18 February 2021

LENT reflection on Worship 2 - the sacrifice of Abel the just

 The offerings of Cain and Abel to God, in Genesis 4, come as one of the first acts the children of Adam and Eve perform. They make a sacrifice from their labours, yet one is received with favour by God and the other is not. What is the difference between their offerings? What is it that so sharply separates those offerings? It seems to not be what is seen but what is unseen that distinguishes them.

In this reflection we ponder what this says about worship, how it challenges the quality of our own offerings to God and it also reveals things about the offering of Christ.

Sunday 14 February 2021

LENT REFLECTIONS - 1 Introduction

My Lenten reflections for 2021 are on the theme of Worship. Not reflections on the liturgy or indeed of the Mass, but about the act of worship itself. The series will look at sacrifices in the Old Testament as prefiguring the supreme act of worship: Christ crucified.

Friday 8 January 2021

10th Anniversary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

10th Anniversary of the Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham


The 10th anniversary of the erection and the Ordinariate and the 10th Anniversary of ordination to the Catholic priesthood of the Ordinary with Monsignors Burnham and Broadhurst fall on 15th January.  

It had been hoped that we would have a celebration in London that day to mark the occasion but, of course, the pandemic has made that impossible.  However, there will be a live streamed celebration of Mass on 12 noon Saturday 16th January to mark the occasion at Our Lady of the Assumption Warwick Street. 

The link for live steaming is - 

Sunday 13 December 2020

Rest in peace Anne.

On Saturday 12th December 2020, Mrs Anne Ellis passed to her rest in Christ. She received the Last Rites. Of your charity please pray for her soul and also pray for Fr Robin and all the family.

Here Anne is seen amongst all of us who were received into the Catholic church at Buckfast Abbey in 2011.

Reflections on Worship in Sacrifice