February 27, 2020

Amos, an 8th century prophet is pinpointed to be one of the older prophets during the period the nation had split into two rival kingdoms - Israel and Judah. Certainly, predates the likes of Isaiah and Jeremiah. Amos whose name means ‘burden or burden bearer’ is catalo...

February 21, 2020

Jeremiah - The ‘Weeping Prophet’

Jeremiah, another of the major Judaean prophets and like the prophets written about over the last two weeks, was born into a priestly family. He was born in 650BC to Hilkiah, who was a hereditary village priest at the time of King Josiah...

February 18, 2020

Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.”

“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.”

In just over a week’s time, one of the most important period of the Christian and Church’s calendar begins. This is the period of Lent

Lent is tradi...

It was lovely to have the Rt Revd Bishop Stephen Cottrell's visit and preside Mass at St Francis Barkingside this Sunday.  We send our prayers and best wishes with Bishop Stephen as he takes up his new role in York Minster.

February 13, 2020

Week 2 - The Prophet Ezekiel

Following the surrender of Jerusalem to the Babylonian army by King Jehoiachin in 597 BC, several thousand of Judah’s statesmen, soldiers and craftsmen were taken into exile. Among the captives were Ezekiel who was in his mid-twenties at the...

February 4, 2020

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing extracts of the prophets in the Bible. The term ‘Prophet’ was used to describe a messenger of God.

Across much of the Old testament, God’s communication with His people was via messages through a particular person to another per...