02Nov Presider’s Page for 2 November (All Souls Day)

On All Saints Day and today, we remember all the dead, those in heaven and those still be on the way there: God alone knows where each soul is. Today we pray for all souls, for the faithful departed still on the journey to their heavenly home.

01Nov Presider’s Page for 1 November (All Saints Day)

Today and tomorrow we remember all the dead, those in heaven and those still be on the way there: God alone knows where each soul is. Today’s feast celebrates the saints in heaven, holy men and women of every time and place: we hope some of our people are among them.

26Oct Presider’s Page for 26 October (Ordinary Time 30)

There’s a reminder of the two great commandments in today’s celebration: we are called to love God and our neighbour: friend, visitor and stranger alike.

19Oct Presider’s Page for 19 October (Ordinary Time 29)

Mission Sunday is celebrated today. Its theme is “That we may have life...” We come to the source of life and pray that the life of Christ might be in us and in all of humankind.

12Oct Presider’s Page for 12 October (Ordinary Time 28)

We gather as fellow-pilgrims at this Sunday’s eucharist, all travelling towards the great banquet of heaven. In our Communion today, we get a taste of what is to come.

05Oct Presider’s Page for 5 October (Ordinary Time 27)

There are reassuring words for us in God’s Word, with Paul reminding us that there is no need for us to worry. If there is anything we need, we can pray for it and God’s peace will be ours.

28Sep Presider’s Page for 28 September (Ordinary Time 26)

God’s love is displayed for us in the life and death of Jesus. We rejoice in this love, and celebrate the victory over sin and death won for us. As a community, we praise God’s holy name.

21Sep Presider’s Page for 21 September (Ordinary Time 25)

God's ways are not our ways. God’s love and generosity are beyond our understanding. We acknowledge all God has done for us, and ask for the grace to grow into God’s likeness.

14Sep Presider’s Page for 14 September (Exaltation of the Holy Cross)

The Exaltation or Triumph of the Cross is celebrated each year on 14 September, when a church marking the site of the crucifixion was first dedicated in Jerusalem, in the year 335. We honour the cross today and reflect on its meaning in our lives.

05Sep Presider’s Page for 23rd Sunday (7 September)

Opening Comment
We gather as God’s family, concerned for each other, supporting one another in sadness and joy. The challenge of living as part of the Christian family is laid out for us in today’s readings.

Alternative Opening Prayer (from