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April 2024

Dear Friends Welcome to the month of April. We have just finished the season of Lent reflection and Easter during the last month of March.  The season concluded on Easter Sunday when we celebrated the resurrection of Christ. The season of Lent was a time for deep...

March 2024

Dear Friends The month of March was originally the first month of the year in older versions of the Roman calendar because of its association with the first day of spring.   According to Royal Museums Greenwich, the 2024 Spring equinox occurs on 19th March at 11:06pm...

February 2024

Dear Friends, February is a time to look out for “Snowdrops” (galanthas nivalis) better known as “Candlemas Bells” across St Sebastian’s Churchyard, Bramshill Forest and our Parish. These flowers often bloom around this time of the year, even before “Candlemas”. Other...

January 2024

Dear Friends Happy New Year and a St Sebastian’s Parish welcome to 2024. I hope you were able to have some special family time during the Christmas Holiday season of 2023, only a week or so ago. A favourite New Year quote of mine by Joel Osteen is “to reach up for the...

December 2023

Dear Friends, Charles Dickens cited in “A Christmas Carol”, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year long.”  Peter Marshall once cited: “May we not ‘spend’ Christmas or ‘observe’ Christmas, but rather ‘keep’...

November 2023

Dear Friends November has always been a time of festivals and celebrations marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of Winter.   In this Parish of Wokingham St Sebastian’s, it is also a time where through baptism we become members of one another in Christ and...