Sunday Reflection

Ash Wednesday is the Church’s “Day of Atonement.” Its very name comes from the Jewish practice of doing penance wearing “sackcloth and ashes.” In the early Church, Christians who had committed sins were instructed to do public penance wearing sackcloth and ashes. From the 11th century this practice stopped and receiving ashes on the first day of Lent became the universal Christian practice. In receiving the sign of the cross with ashes on our foreheads, we are being given a loving invitation to realize and acknowledge our sinfulness. By fasting, penance, and reconciliation we can return to our loving and forgiving God with true repentance.

The Canonisation of John Henry Newman is being marked by celebrations at the Oratory in Birmingham.

Fun, food and friendship across the nations of Tamworth.

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We are to be offering two youth clubs! The first for those in year 6-9 (Phoenix) on Wednesday evenings and the second for those in year 9-13 on Friday evenings. Both run from 7-9pm and have free pizza.

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If you are in your 20’s or 30’s why not join our new young adults group – a chance to make friends, a vital part of forming any community. Contact for details.