Wednesday 28 February 2018

Words and Music


A meditation on the Passion of Christ.
Music by Victoria, Caldara, Pergolesi and Bach.
Sung by the Westland Singers directed by Paul Dewhirst
Service ends with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
St Joseph`s Church, High West Street, Gateshead
March 20th at 7pm

Thursday 22 February 2018

Iam enim hiems transiit; imber abiit, et recessit. Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra

Or maybe not. Unlike recent years we`ve had a normal winter instead of the very mild ones that were becoming the norm. However even though there is snow forecast for next Thursday, March 1st, it`s time to come out of hibernation and start a bit of blogging.

So for a start, this item from Pathe News cheered me up.

Good to see the house still survives. I imagine life is somewhat different now.

Thursday 1 February 2018


There will be a Missa Cantata for the feast of Candlemas this Friday, February 2nd at 7pm.

I was looking for a picture but a search on Google images for Candlemass was quite a surprise. Candlemas produces less alarming results. My mistake.