Pastoral Notes 30th December, 2018

Christmas Flowers During Advent the tradition is to have no flowers, honouring a season of preparation but also somewhat penitential. This makes the Christmas displays of flowers stand out, as our Parish Flower Group at St Edward’s celebrates its 25th anniversary. Our thanks and amazement for them, and for all the flower-arrangers in our four […]

Notes for Christmas

Christmas Masses are arranged in a way which looks back to a tradition in ancient Rome, where the Pope celebrated three Masses – at night, dawn and day – itself recalling the Christian practice in Israel itself: a Mass at Bethlehem, then in the early morning a Mass at nearby Jerusalem, and then a daytime […]