a message from Fr John...
We are now into the season of Advent, a time when the Church prepares for the coming of Christ. However, it is all too easy to forget about the meaning of Advent and Christmas. We Christians begin now our preparations, whereas the commercial world began much earlier: have you noticed how shops are selling Christmas items earlier and earlier, and we see adverts on our TV long before it’s Advent? There is not much we can do about that, but what we can do is make sure we are ready for Christmas; that we use Advent as a time to prepare ourselves spiritually. And we do this by preparing our hearts. The best present you can give someone this Christmas isn’t in a box with paper around it, it is yourself. You are a gift from God, like Christ you began life a tiny innocent baby. Over the years it’s easy to lose that innocence and love. However, you can get it back. This Advent get rid of all those things in your heart that stop you from loving others and even yourself. Make a sincere confession, it could be your best Christmas ever.
Annual General Meeting
Our 2013 Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday, 29th September. See the Agenda and read our Annual Report and associated Financial Statement. Meeting minutes will be made available shortly.
St. Joseph's Church and Priory on Austenwood Common, Gerrard's Cross, has grown in two stages, from modest beginnings in 1913 to the large and flourishing church of today... Read more