Newman Talk: Nature, Grace and Glory in Theology







North Gloucestershire Circle

An Afternoon Talk


Duncan Munro

He is a non-stipendiary minister and a Councillor on Charlton Kings Village Council.  He has recently completed an MA dissertation on the significance of E L Mascall (1905-1933), a leading theologian and priest in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England.  He will introduce us to the life and work of Rev Mascall and speak on the subject of his dissertation:

Nature, Grace and Glory in the Theology of E.L.Mascall

in the Lounge of Sacred Hearts Parish Hall,

Moorend Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 9AU

Tuesday 2 April 2024

at 2.00 pm

All are welcome

(Admission to include refreshments:  Visitors £3)

For enquiries, contact: S Jamison; Telephone  01242 539810

Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent

Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 33(34):4-7,16-19; Matthew 6:7-15

Tonight we begin a series of talks based on the well known - perhaps the best known of all - prayers, the Our Father.

The Our Father is so familiar we easily miss its importance. Matthew places it right in the middle of his long account of the sermon on the mount. It is therefore of the utmost importance, given the pride of place in the key section of Matthews Gospel in which Jesus teaches us the way to live a full life.

Come, if you can, each Tuesday evening in Lent at 19:00 to St Thomas more Church, Princess Elisabeth Way, and learn in detail this tremendous prayer, where it comes from, and where it can take us on too.

John Huntriss, Talk on Scripture

The Diary of God - 14th December 2023

We welcome John Huntriss as guest speaker. John is a well known and respected speaker on Scripture, who has recently published "The Diary of God". This book guides us through the entire bible over the three year cycle of the Liturgy of daily Mass, and is recommended by our Bishop who wrote the forward. John will be selling copies after the talk (£5:00, cash only).

This event forms part of our RCIA Journey in Faith program, and like all of these events is open to all of the Parish: all are very welcome to come!

We have a new Deacon

By the grace of God, John Andrews was ordained into the Permanent Diaconate on 23rd September at Clifton Cathedral. A coach of Parishioners went and others travelling by rail and road to the celebration of ordination of 5 Deacons at 11:00.

After Sunday morning masses, Parishioners joined in a celebration buffet.

Please pray for all five candidates for ordination as they enter their ministry following 5 years of formation: John Andrews, Andrew Bent, Charles Hickman, Bartek Kowalewski and Joe Almeida.

John thanks all for their prayers and support on his journey.

Stations of Creation

As part of this years Season of Creation – a Catholic and Ecumenical season in which we consider our environment – we repeated the stations of creation which took place two years ago.

The walk was interspersed with prayers about creation. and was inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’


If you want to read more these links may be of interest:

Laudato Si (Text in English – other languages are available).

A review by Catholic Bishops on the impact of the Laudato Si’ encyclical in England.

Bishop Robert Baron – a brief introduction to Laudato Si’ (video)