Boxing Day Carol

Did you know that it’s only Britain and some commonwealth countries that refer to December 26th as Boxing Day? Everywhere else it is St Stephen’s Day. This saint is venerated for his charitable work, and it was on his Feast Day that Good King Wenceslas looked out of the window and saw a poor man … More Boxing Day Carol

A Spotless Rose

This article was written for the December 2017 issue of hte parish magazine. Composed by Paul Mealor, the text is taken from a 15th century anonymous German poem, translated into English by Catherine Winkworth in 1919. The poem was based on the prophecy of Isiah in 11.1: “And there shall come forth a rod out … More A Spotless Rose