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Contacts for our Parish Groups Deacon................................................ Altar Servers....................................... A.P.F.................................................... Badminton........................................... Beavers ............................................... Brownies ............................................. ............................................ Catechetics .......................................... Catenian Association .......................... CCLWomens Group (ex CWL) Cherubs (Sunday 9 a.m.)..................... Choir (Sunday 9 a.m.) ......................... Corpus Christi Chronicle..................... .......................................... Church cleaning .................................. Coffee ................................................. Counters ............................................. Cubs ................................................... First Communion ................................ Flowers in Church .............................. Gift Aid ............................................... Hadlow (St.Peter’s Chapel)................. Hadlow Music ................................... Hall Bookings ..................................... Ladies Circle ....................................... Malawi Twinning Project ................... Ministers of Communion Rota ........... Parish Council (Chairman) .................. Parish Safeguarding Co-Ordinator...... Property Maintenance ........................ Rainbows ............................................ Repository .......................................... Readers in Church Rota ...................... Sacristan ............................................. St Gregory’s School (Head) ............... St. Margaret’s School (Head) ............. S.M.C. (Nursery School) .................... Scouts ................................................. Social Committee................................ Traidcraft ............................................ Youth Group.........................................

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Reverend James Hayes ......... 852759 John Boardman ..................... 360370 Mollie Mellish........................ 365329 Margaret Peachey ................. 353301 Louise Ricketts ..................... 355336 Donna Hill ....................07947 557140 Mary Ebbage.......................... 367149 Denise Hutton ....................... 359952 John Boardman ..................... 360370 Mollie Mellish......................... 365329 Tina Kirk ............................... 362596 T BA ....................... Anne Nida.............................. 362248 Lucy Langridge ..................... 365503 Gabrielle Sutcliffe ................. 365583 Tina Wilkins .......................... 366846 Sue Marsh.....................01892 527270 Rob Williams......................... 365770 Tina Kirk................................ 362596 Amy Stead.............................. 352989 Ken Marsh ....................01892 527270 Sarah Gilliat-Smith ............... 850633 Maureen Coker...................... 852270 Pat Daniels ............................ 770141 Jan - Parish Office .............. 353984 Jean Smallcombe ................... 351998 358324 Peter Wells ...................... John Boardman...................... 360370 Richard Thomas .................... 350021 Ellen Hoy .............................. 357113 Ron MacCormick .................. 352914 Linda Nel .............................. 773720 Anne Mahoney ...................... 773531 Lois Knoth ....................01892 529074 Rosalind Brunwin ................. 352106 Stephen Adamson..........01892 527444 Annemarie Whittle ................ 358000 Patricia Lappin ...................... 741554 Richard Cronin....................... 352245 Linda Horne .......................... 357233 Jill Davison ........................... 364751 364604 Kate Nicholls....................


Welcome to the 2013 Summer edition of the Corpus Christi Chronicle Summer arrived late this year, as does this season’s edition. We hope that you feel both were worth waiting for. We are particularly pleased to have been able to include an article by Father Denis about his parish in Malawi. Thank you to him and to all who have contributed. We hope you enjoy seeing your work in print as much as your fellow parishioners enjoy reading it. Please keep sending us articles and don’t be disheartened if we have not been able to include your contribution in this edition. We were fortunate to have so many that some will be kept on file for next time. Our aim was to include contributions about the wider Church and our local area as well as parish news and once again we have not been disappointed – we have reflections on the Year of Faith, the new pope and Tonbridge history, to name a few. The faith, knowledge and insight from within our own community is an inspiration. The last year has been an interesting one for the Church, with the Year of Faith being opened by one pope last October and to be closed by another in November. Father Peter has supported this with the monthly films and discussions despite it wwhaving been a disrupted year for him with his recurrent health issues. We hope that his annual leave in August has restored him completely. We are sure you join us in wishing him well and looking forward to his return for the “new term”. Feedback on the Corpus Christi Chronicle is very welcome, as are any ideas you have for future format or content. Lucy and Anne 3


INTERVIEW WITH MONSIGNOR DENIS CHITETE We have known Fr Denis (now Monsignor Denis) for ten years, but we know very little of his work. He has written an account of his life in Malawi hat will give parishioners an indication of the life he now leads. Extremely busy but richly blessed. “The parishioners of Corpus Christi have known me either as a lecturer or Rector of Kachebere Major Seminary. I left the Seminary in October 2010 after serving there for ten years. I had requested the Episcopal Conference of Malawi to allow me to minister in a parish for a period of time and maybe return to lecturing in the future, God willing. My request was granted and my former Bishop (Mzuzu Diocese) appointed me as parish Priest of St Anne’s Parish in Karonga. However, four days after this appointment, the Diocese of Mzuzu was divided and the Diocese of Karonga was born. Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga Diocese appointed me as his Vicar General and Parish Priest of St Mary’s Parish. He later appointed me as Director of the Caritas Commission. In this capacity I oversee the social services of the Diocese covering Justice and Peace, Development, Health and Education - a full plate! Karonga is in the north of Malawi, bordering with Tanzania. As a Diocese it covers the districts of Chitipa, Karonga and the northern part of Rumphi . Our statistics show that there are 27,300 baptised Christians in St. Mary’s Parish. This year we have had 368 baptisms, 328 confirmations and 344 first communicants. The Parish has 51 churches. These churches have been divided into 15 Out-Churches; each of these consists of 3 or 4 Sub-Churches. The distances between the Parish and the churches are long, often with very poor access. The furthest Out Church is 60 Kilometers away from the Parish centre. As a result of this, it is not possible for the Christians to go to Mass every

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Sunday. We have now developed a pastoral programme, which ensures that all Christians and all Out-Churches are visited at least once or twice a year. On the Sundays that the Christians are unable to attend Mass, they gather for a prayer service. Every church has appointed and trained Christians who lead such a service. They share the word of God, recite the intercessions and observe some minutes of silence to be in communion with those who have received Holy Communion. Baptisms, Confessions and Weddings are always conducted by a Priest and so, many times we go to an Out-church on Saturdays to hear confessions, bless marriages, baptize children and visit the sick and home bound. As for funerals, we try to go and say the Requiem Mass but as you can see from the number of Churches, we cannot manage to be everywhere. We are therefore assisted by Catechists and Funeral Ministers.

We are two Priests in the Parish, my Curate and myself. Apart from weekday masses, every Sunday we celebrate three masses in the Parish Church: the English Mass at 7.00am, the Children’s Mass at 8.30am and the Tumbuka (local language) Mass at 10.00am. After the English Mass, the Priest who has celebrated it goes to one of the Out-Churches for a 10.00am Mass. The one who stays behind celebrates the Children’s Mass and the Tumbuka Mass. We have a separate Mass for the Children for two reasons: Firstly because we are blessed with so many Catholic children that our church would be too small if they all attended the other two masses. Secondly, because we like to make the children’s mass a real children’s affair; full of humorous activities, singing, hand clapping, dancing, etc. You might be interested to know that we have a Children’s choir in my Parish and they sing very well. They are coached by a team of trained instructors. I enjoy working in the Parish, especially in the rural Churches. The faith of the people in the rural Churches who meet a Priest only once or twice a year frequently puts me to shame. Some Christians walk for two hours to get to Mass when a Priest visits their nearest Out-Church. I am greatly touched by this and by the generosity of the Christians in the rural Churches. (Cont. pg 6)

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 Everywhere I have gone to celebrate Mass, they welcome me very warmly. Out of their poverty they serve me with food and give me gifts: live chickens, rice, maize, bananas etc.

Mgr. Denis with Jane Elks outside Corpus Christi

I feel much more drawn to the Christians in the rural Churches than when I was teaching in the Seminary. My experience in the Seminary was very good because I was contributing to the formation of the shepherds of the Lord’s flock but my current experience in the parish has helped me to reflect even more on my faith and on my call to the priesthood”

A SMILE, submitted by Nigel Green Author unknown

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Smiling is infectious, You catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today I started smiling too.

I thought about the smile And realised its worth; A single smile like mine Could travel round the earth.

I walked around the corner And someone saw my grin, When he smiled, I realised, I’d passed it on to him.

If you feel a smile begin Don’t leave it undetected, Let’s start an epidemic quick, And get the world INFECTED.


Malawi Sponsored Walk 2013 Our Annual sponsored walk for Malawi was held on Sunday 19th May 2013. We were blessed with fine weather; it was warm, sunny with a slight breeze just right for walking. We met at 1-30pm at the Lower Castle Field car park, crossed the Medway, into the sports ground towards Barden Lake continued upstream and through the beautiful Medway valley to the village of Leigh. The Fleurde-Lis pub was very welcome indeed. Everyone enjoyed a nice cool drink, mostly alcoholic and after twenty minutes or so of relaxation it was time to return to Tonbridge via a slightly different route, again through the Medway valley. We took a wrong turn and landed up on the wrong side of the river. We were then faced with either walking an extra mile or crossing a bridge on the wrong side of the railings. No one fancied the extra mile, so the wrong side of the bridge railings

it was. All safely across we continued back into to sports ground and back to the Lower Castle Field. This year only six took part in the walk, three from Corpus Christi & three family friends, but having said that, a total of £1716-50p was

raised of which £1389-00p was gift aided, so this will add over another £300 to the total, so over £2000 will have been raised for the Malawi Twinning. Although only six people walked, there were several hundred people taking part in the event, parishioner’s friends and families, by sponsoring money towards such a wonderful total. My grateful thanks to you all on behalf of our many friend in Malawi – Brian Wilkins.

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Can you solve these anagrams?

Rosie

Answers at the bottom of page 16

In the corridor Rosie sat Calling out to passers-by No-one stopped, smiled, spoke Medics trailing rounds of hope. Busy, busy Team this and that Much more work to do that is true Noisy trolleys, medication, drinks, food Patients in, out, X-rays, Therapy Rosie calling out to passers-by “I am here” – no-one hears Passing by she caught my eye ”I am waiting” Her smile stole my heart I said “Hello, and how are you?” Gently squeezed her hand. “ I knew you’d come” Anne Pluckrose What is it a miser spends, a spendthrift saves, the rich man wants and a poor man’s got ? ........... NOTHING

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Best in prayer Moon Starer They see He bugs Gore Here come dots Dirty Room Cash lost in me Lies – lets recount Alas! No more Z’s I’m a dot in place That Queer shake Twelve plus one Woman Hitler

Church Bulletins! These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services: The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. -------------------------Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. -------------------------The sermon this morning:’Jesus Walks on the Water.’The sermon tonight:’Searching for Jesus.’ -------------------------Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered


The Work of the Health & Safety Committee As we all know it is impossible these days to be involved in any kind of public undertaking without encountering the ubiquitous "health and safety." Involvement in our parish life is no exception. The Diocese, in order to meet its legal and pastoral obligations, has employed a company, Precision Safety Services, to provide guidance and support for all of the parishes. Following their advice we have formed a small committee of four, Father Peter, Richard Thomas, Ken Marsh and Dave Swarbrick, to deal with all health and safety matters within the parish of Corpus Christi.

So, what is it that we do?  We carry out a monthly check on Corpus Christi Church, Fisher Hall and St

Peter's. That involves checking the fire extinguishers and the first aid kits; testing the fire alarms, the CO monitors and the emergency lighting; ensuring that the fire exits are clear and generally making sure that everything is as it should be.  We hold regular fire drills, the first one was earlier this year and others will follow at regular intervals. Some guidance notes for parishioners on how to respond following a fire alarm are to be found in the Narthex. We are also in the process of organising a group of people to act as fire wardens to assist us in the event of an emergency.  We meet regularly

and deal with any matters relating to health and safety as they arise, and report to the Parish Council.

 We meet with the representative from Precision Safety Service every year

when we are inspected by them to ensure that we haven't missed anything. Health and safety probably doesn't come high on anyone's list of important things, until something goes wrong by which time it's probably too late. We hope that by taking a little time and trouble on a regular basis we will ensure that, so far as is possible, nothing will go wrong, or if it does then we will be prepared. So far the positive response that we have encountered from the parish encourages us to hope that you agree with us. Dave Swarbrick on behalf of Corpus Christi Health & Safety Committee.

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The Fosse and Medieval Tonbridge - George Buswell The castle obviously dominated medieval Tonbridge (and is still probably Tonbridge’s best known feature). It was built soon after 1066 as an earth and timber castle by the Norman lord Richard Fitzgilbert but eventually became an imposing stone castle with an impressive gatehouse that is still admired today. The moat surrounded the castle on three sides with the Medway on the fourth side. The castle and moat, however were not the only defensive structure in medieval Tonbridge. The whole of the small settlement outside the castle was protected by a large ditchand-bank structure known today as the “Fosse.” It must have been an impressive structure when new. According to the National Monuments Record, the earth bank or rampart was up to 30 feet wide and 15 feet high. Outside this was a ditch about 18 feet wide and 8 feet deep. The total length was about half a mile and must have involved moving about 25 thousand tons of material. Just when the Fosse was constructed is uncertain but may have been in the mid-thirteenth century at a time when the castle was being strengthened. With the rampart in place, the only ways into or out of the town by road were from the north using a bridge and gated entrance near where the Ivy House is today, by a similar eastern entrance near the present Port Reeve`s House in East Street and south using the bridge over the Medway. The route of the Fosse can still be traced today. In the Slade area, a footpath between Stafford Road runs along what was originally the line of the ditch with the remains of the rampart forming a bank alongside. It is still a feature in private gardens between Bordyke and East Street. The name Bordyke itself commemorates the ditch, now filled in, which ran parallel to the street along what is now the north edge of the Parish Church graveyard. More information about the Fosse and many other aspects of Tonbridge history can be found on the Tonbridge Historical Society website www.tonbridgehistory.org.uk

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Reflection on year of faith films and discussion The monthly year of faith films and discussion have been interesting, thought provoking and very good for looking at different aspects of our faith that are easy to take for granted or not give much thought to because of their familiarity. One of the recent ones reminded me how easy it is to forget how powerful and wondrous is Jesus presence in Mass until you come across it unexpectedly. Last year we went on holiday to the Alps in Italy and were walking up to a mountain hut in the wilds when we heard the sound of singing coming from behind some tress. There was something mysterious and special to it which drew us closer and then, even before seeing anything, realised that it was Mass being said in the meadows and everything seemed to be bursting with God’s presence. It made me think that this must be the same at every Mass but ordinarily it is so easy to lose sight of that. It turned out that the Mass was for all the local farmers and their families as part of a celebration for the cows being brought up to their summer pastures and for a blessing of the mountains. What amazing mountains they were too with no end of luscious grass speckled with a rainbow of wild flowers, whistling marmots peeping out from their holes and giant soaring rocky sculptures.

Catherine Collins

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Corpus Christi Choir Music is one of God's most special gifts as it enriches our human experience, it can express emotion beyond what words can say and draws people together in unity. What better way to thank God for this gift than through singing? Music within the Mass seeks to give greater meaning to the liturgy, assist in expressing faith and unite people in prayer. The choir leads the congregation in singing the music at 9.00am Mass on Sunday and practices at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of every month. New members are always very welcome or just come along if you want to have a head start on some of the less familiar hymns for the month regardless of joining the choir. If you would like to join the choir either pop up to the choir loft after 9.00am Mass or contact Catherine Collins on 01732 368464. ‘One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in song’ musicam sacram 16

The Pope of welcome surprises! When Pope Francis’ election was announced there was a short period of silence before the roar of approval, as the name Jorge Bergoglio was by no means a familiar to the waiting crowd. When the Pope appeared on the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica he wore simple white clothes not the traditional ermine cope nor the elaborate heavy stole - just a simple silver cross. He greeted the assembled crowd with a few simple words and asked people to pray for him. But this was just a start as there were many more surprises to come! By declining to use the papal limousine Pope Francis was content to join the other cardinals on a bus, paid his own hotel bill and rather than staying in the elaborate Papal apartments in the Vatican, he chose to stay in a house where some of the Vatican staff have their rooms and tweeted ‘so as not to isolate myself’. He now would have company at meals and other occasions. He has no intention of using the summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. During Holy Week there was

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yet another unexpected departure as on Maundy Thursday, instead of the traditional washing of the feet of retired priests, Pope Francis chose to carry out this ceremony for a group of young juvenile offenders at a detention centre including two women one of whom was a Muslim. He then said ‘Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do and I do it with my heart‘. Pope Francis is also tackling the rather secretive Church’s administration notably the Roman Curia which seemed to have its own independent agenda. He has established an advisory board of eight cardinals from around the world to help him govern the Church and presumably radically reform the present system. Investigations have also been initiated which hopefully will lead to a reform of the troubled Vatican Bank. Pope Francis’ approach as Pope is not something he has adopted because he is now Pope but is a continuation of the way he has been carrying out his mission for many years as Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires. There he lived in a small flat, did his own cooking, used public transport and so on. But above all his focus was very much on helping those in need especially the poor. He also caused some controversy by insisting that homosexuals need to have recognised rights, including civil unions. When in Argentina Pope Francis excoriated priests who refused to baptise the children of unmarried parents, calling them, it is reported, hypocritical clericalists turning baptism into blackmail. Another example of his compassion, as given in The Independent, is that when a mother apologised to him because her son had stopped going to church, he replied ‘Is he a good kid? That’s what matters!’ It also reported the insistence of the new Pontiff in putting people before dogma. As an example of this, on his plane back from Brazil Pope Francis hinted that the ban that forbids divorced and remarried Catholics taking communion may be relaxed. This is a “change of epoch” he said, no less. As to the future it will be interesting to see the outcome of Pope Francis’ various major reform initiatives; although naturally these will take some time to implement and impact assessed. On another front, many have been concerned that so much of the consultation and involvement of the laity in general and of women in particular, in the development of the Church as expressed in the Vatican Council has simply not been taking place. The death of Pope John XXIII before the Council had completed its work, is likely to have contributed this sad state of affairs. The Tablet recently noted that an expert on inter-religious dialogue argued that Pope Francis is the natural successor to Pope John XXIII. Francis’ simple style and his call for greater collegiality unite him with his predecessor. We hope and pray that this will indeed be one significant opportunity opening up for our charismatic new Pope who is fluent in Italian. So he will be well able to understand what is going on both in general and when he accidentally overhears some side or should it be snide comments! Michael Guttman-Kenney

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Parish Groups

The Constitution of the Parish Council states that it “exists both to enable the Parish Priest to fulfil his responsibility of consulting with his Parishioners and to enable them, through their Council, to promote initiatives, so that together, he and they may all the more effectively co-operate in carrying out the Church’s mission” The Council is made up of the Parish Clergy and representatives from each of the Church Groups approved by the Council. The representatives are nominated by the Group and voted on to the Council at the AGM. A list of the current Council members and the Minutes of the last meeting are on the notice board in the Narthex. The Parish Council meets four times a year including the AGM. At those meetings the Parish Priest and the representatives report on activities since the last meeting and the Chairman of the Finance Committee updates members on the financial situation of the Parish. The Council organises the annual Bazaar. Notice of meetings is given in the News and Notes and all Parishioners are welcome to attend as observers. Parishioners are invited to ask in writing for matters to be raised under Any Other Business but notice of such requests must be given to the Secretary or Chairman in advance of the meeting in case the reply requires research or consideration. Richard Thomas. Chairman.

Corpus Christi Ladies (CCL)

Our newly formed group had its first meeting in February and we were delighted to have more members than we had expected. Because we have no committee we are open to suggestions from all members, so the first meeting was spent discussing ideas about the future of the group. In May, sixteen of us went to Arundel Cathedral for the annual Corpus Christi flower festival. The carpet of flowers was beautiful. We have also had a slide show of the latest adventures of Sue and Ken Marsh on their latest trip to the West Indies and up the Amazon. In August we will be holding our Summer Lunch (members only, but joined we hope by Father Denis) and in September we are hoping to have a history talk by John Rae. All members are free to suggest topics, speakers or outings for future monthly meetings. No committee - no bureaucracy – so you can join us without fear of being given a job. We are looking to increase our membership so why not join us for a cup of coffee and a chat – it’s better than housework! We meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Fisher Hall. Mollie Mellish

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You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen; it said 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice.


Corpus Christi Youth Group is back this September!! We hope you enjoyed last term and invite new members to join us in more exciting activities and thought provoking sessions. This term we hope to repeat some of our favourite days out as well as exploring some new activities such as: o o o o o o o

Paintball Swimming Dry slope skiing Ice skating Bowling Cinema Rosary walk at Aylesford

• The group is for all parishioners between the age of 12 and 25. • The group will give you the opportunity to really understand and enjoy your faith. We are currently working through the Catechism of the Catholic Church and using the Youcat to simplify it. We are also working through The Theology of the Body from Pope John-Paul II which addresses some of the issues many teens face in modern day life. • Members will be taking part in fun activities, games, days out, question and answer sessions, services and talks with Fr. Peter and other priests, group discussions and much more. If you would like to join CCYG, have queries or could offer your ideas please don’t hesitate to contact Kate Nicholls, the youth group leader.

To join CCYG just come along on Tuesdays at 6pm in the Sacristy Kate Nicholls: 01732 364604/mebk8@hotmail.co.uk Find Us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/CorpusChristiYouthGroupCCYG 15


Corpus Christi Procession

by the Ford Family altar servers On 2nd June some parishioners and altar servers from Tonbridge met with a similar group from Westerham to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi with Bishop John and Father Ivan. Bishop John led us for Vespers, then we processed from the St John the Baptist church in Hosey Hill to the centre of Westerham. This was the first procession of its kind in the town since the Reformation of the Church in 1517. When we got to the green Bishop John led us in Benediction. After Benediction the servers had to escort Bishop John to the cake tent so that he could get the best cakes. It’s not very often, as a young person that you get to escort the Bishop to the cake tent with the words “Come along, henchmen! Clear the way, I’d like to get to the cake!”

First Holy Communion photos will be published in the next edition How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. Anagram answers: Presbyterian / Astronomer / The eyes / George Bush / Morse Code / Dormitory /Slot Machines / Election Results / Snooze alarms / Decimal place / Earthquake / Eleven plus two / Mother-in-law

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Our Confirmation candidates

Confirmandi 2013

On 16th April 26 young people from the parish embarked on their journey to receive the Holy Spirit. We met most Tuesday evenings at the Church and were led by Father Peter, Tina Kirk and Ellen Hoy. We had a talk each week by either Father Peter or Mark on a different subject. Then we broke into smaller groups to discuss a question about the topic, we also had a meeting where we did reconciliation. On Saturday 6th July we spent the day at Minster Abbey and had a talk with Sister Domenica about Vocations to the religious life and why we should consider it. We celebrated Mass, had a tour of the Abbey and a prayer session with the Nuns. During the free time we could wander around the Abbey or to simply sit and talk with our friends. Although the Abbey was busy it was a very calm, Holy and peaceful place. The Confirmation mass took place on 20th July it was very holy and happy. Each candidate had a role to play from reading to taking up the offertory. Everybody was excited & euphoric throughout the mass but as each Candidate and their Sponsor went up to Bishop John to be confirmed a feeling of peace came over the Church. After the mass there was a party in the fisher hall for Candidates, Sponsors and Parents. As a group we would like to thank Bishop John, Father Peter, Mark, Deacon Jim, Mrs Kirk, Mrs Hoy, Our Sponsors and Parents

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Around the parish

Markus Janosko CONGRATULATIONS to those who Theodor Kreuzberg have been BAPTISED since the last Sebastian Kreuzberg issue of the Chronicle, and also to Imogen Fenton their families and Godparents: Maxim Swan Olivia Feachem Sophie Sheehy Lucy Sheehy Jessica Ward Nathaniel Lloyd Mattea Speziale Brianna Nash Isobel Sullivan Cillian Martin Maia Haslam Lucia Haslam Louisa Kreuzberg * Aleksandre Magda * Jessica Mardon Chlowie Seruelas Charlie Clark * Lucy Clements * Elizabeth (Elsie) Curtis Iris Colombo Benjamin Damper * Oliver Davies * Charlotte Dench Teddy Warran-Smith Caitlin Ebbage * Anthony Egginton * Bethinn Feely Chester Burnett * Kyle Butler * Cameron Butler Samuel Smith * Thomas Smout * Tegan Steen James May * Olivia Meades * Lily O’Donnell Anna Rickards * Heha Saji * Katie Smith Charles Turpin * Amelia Walkden Filip Talar * Jessica Ialty-Kerr Aston Williams Erica Wiacek

Our prayers for all our children who received their FIRST HOLY COMMUNION at Corpus Christi in June:

First Holy Communion June 2013

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We are very happy that the following have been CONFIRMED by Bishop John in July

Miles Cronin Ben Davies Tom Davies Joseph (Joe) Devlin Laura Elston Casillas Alice Ford Michael Ford Matthew Heffernan Kayleigh Harvey Emma Mahoney Frances Manlow Jude Mendis Yavinka Andrew Nicholls Alisha Parrish MATRIMONY our best wishes for their Freddie Pembroke future happiness. Antonio Perricone Oliver Ricketts Pamela Day & Anthony Welfare Nicholas Senior Louise Rogers & Jonathan Owens Robert Starling Ricky Lee & Liana Uzoziri Alice Kinsella Swan Lois Thorpe Aislinn Toner Niamh Toner AlienorMercier-Handisyde Troletti Pierre Mercier-Handisyde Troletti FUNERALS Please continue to pray for the repose of the souls of the following who have gone to their eternal reward:

Malcolm Chapman Dusty Miller Patrick Reid

Anthony Roulinson Tony Nicholls Henry Wiacek

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