Remembrance Sunday

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8th November November 2020

Remembrance Sunday – For personal reflection

Two Minutes Silence

They shall not grow old, As we who are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, And in the morning,
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

When you go home, tell them of us and say:
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

We remember before you with gratitude, O Lord,
those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom:

All Saint’s war dead 1914-18

Charles Claire, Eddie Dore, William Drudge, Archie Harbor,
Eynon Jones, Joseph Malcolmson, James Weyllie Raeburn,
Tom Rayner, Frederick Wilson Russell, Phillip Alfred Russell,
Albert Henry Edmund Scovell, Wilfred Alban Scovell,
William Thomas Smith, Frank Symmans, Frederick Symmans, Beverley Ussher, Stephen Ussher, Edgar Westmore

St Alban’s War Dead 1914-18

Charles Claire, Eddie Dore, William Drudge, Archie Harbour, Eynon Jones, Joseph Malcolmson, James Weyllie Raeburn, Tom Rayner, Frederick Wilson Russell, Phillip Alfred Russell, Albert Henry Edmund Scovell, Wilfred Alban Scovell, William Thomas Smith, Frank Symmans, Frederick Symmans, Beverley Ussher, Stephen Ussher, Edgar Westmore

1939-45
Norman Bridges, Robin Kemp, Jack Tarrant,
Henry Underwood, Charles Waller, Jeffrey Webber

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let light perpetual shine upon them.

A Reflection

Remembrance-Sunday-Homily

(Download the Reflection)

Father John’s Final All Saints Mass – 23 February 2020

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Following his decision in early January to retire after some 30 years in Godshill, Father John gave his last mass in All Saints church with a large congregation and splendid music from the organ.

With the wind howling a gale outside, everyone enjoyed this wonderful celebration of Father John’s time and dedication to the parish of Godshill. Churchwarden Dennis Owen and the wonderful band of helpers laid on an enormous spread which the congregation enjoyed for quite some time as Father John and Brenda spent their time chatting to everyone, some of whom they have known for decades!

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Feast of St Francis – Animal Blessing Service

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The Feast of St Francis of Assisi is on Friday 4th October and so we will be holding our Animal Blessing Service this year on Sunday, 6th October at 11:00am.

As you all know, St Francis is the Patron Saint of Animals and so we invite anyone to attend this special and often lively service for our animal friends.

Pets of all kinds, including dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, budgies, chicken, goldfish are most welcome as long as they bring their owners.

I wonder if there is any chance that a red squirrel might pay a surprise visit? And, of course, we now have the White-tailed Eagles back on the island after an absence of over 200 years. Where will they be spending Sunday morning?