Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
“Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm.” From Aesthetics
Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
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GUIDANCE ON COVID
FROM PARISH TO MISSION AND THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS 2023 A prayer card with a prayer to the Holy Spirit is to be said during this time. Please take a copy of it and pray that together we will listen to the Holy Spirit as we look to our life together as Christians in the coming years. I have been in contact with Fr Kelly (St Mary’s Halifax) and Jessica Wilkinson who jointly lead the Diocesan Synodal Team. I have submitted dates for the parish meeting they will get back to me in soon. The listening exercise is based around the principle of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). AI focuses on what works already and on what people really care about, and is followed by the collective design of a desired future state that is compelling and has people’s commitment. The overall aim of AI therefore is to identify and develop what already works, rather than trying to fix what does not. The meeting is open to everyone in the parish. Typically, AI uses four consecutive steps:
Originally a small hamlet, Sowerby Bridge in Saxon times, had a little church called St Peters (at the top of the hill), which was, of course, before the Reformation, Roman Catholic. Just before this, in 1526, during the reign of Henry VIII, a new church was built on the banks of the River Calder, but ten years later, when Henry split from Rome, this church became Anglican.