This week we have received a letter from Bishop Richard which encourages us to take part in the diocesan Lent Mission which starts on Monday 22nd February.

‘Invited’ has been designed by the Diocesan Formation Team; It is the first year of a five year programme whose aim is to help us to understand better how much God loves us and how we can best respond to his loving initiative. Time-wise ‘Invited’ requires 45 minutes at 7pm each Monday in Lent, and if we wish to join a group, 75 minutes at 7.30pm each Thursday.The sessions will be available via the diocesan website and group sessions via Zoom. Please register on the website to receive an invitation to a Thursday group.

Scripts for the episodes and the reflection questions will be available to print for anyone who is not able to join online. To find out more contact the Parish Office or diocesan Formation Team; Email:

Lent is an excellent time for doing something more rather than something less and ‘Invited’ fits that bill admirably. My prayer is that ‘Invited’ will enable us to know our Lord Jesus Christ more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly, day by day. I recommend it very warmly.

God Bless

Father Martin