Entries by Haydn Blackey

Remembrance Sunday

On this Remembrance Sunday we are very conscious of the strange circumstances surrounding this year’s Act of Remembrance in churches, chapels, memorials and war cemeteries as our churches remain closed and the annual memorial held by the Royal British Legion here at Whitchurch has been cancelled due to the ‘Firebreak’. For over a century the […]

All Saints

Today is the great solemnity of All Saints.   The earliest observance of a feast in honour of all the saints is an early fourth-century commemoration of “all the martyrs.” In the early seventh century, after successive waves of invaders plundered the catacombs, Pope Boniface IV gathered up some 28 wagon-loads of bones and reinterred […]