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Father Dan’s Blog: August

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The picture that is above this article is that of the Slipper Chapel at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. Every year during the last weekend of August the Shrine is host to the Youth 2000 Festival which many Travelling Families attend. Shortly after I was appointed National Catholic Chaplain for […]

Blog post – April

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It was the poet T.S. Eliot who famously wrote: “April is the cruellest month”. However, there is a lot to be thankful for in April. Not only does it mark the start of Spring with lighter evenings and blossom hanging on the trees, but it is also the month in which we celebrate the most […]

Blog post – March

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It was the headline that first attracted me: “How to save £1,000 this Lent: Experts reveal how quitting coffee, cigarettes and chocolate could help you put aside enough to buy a designer handbag”   This was the start of an article in one of our newspapers this week which proceeded to quote a money saving […]

Blog post – February

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  One of the joys of being National Chaplain for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers is being able to hear about all the good work that is taking place within the Church across England and Wales within the Travelling Community. I was particularly pleased to hear about the Travellers Day of Renewal that took place last […]

Happy New year

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Somebody once said that if you want to make God laugh then you should tell Him your plans. This is why I’ve always been slightly sceptical about the idea of New Year’s Resolutions. While it can be a good idea to make changes to our lifestyles which make us happier and healthier, the danger with […]

December 2016

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  Advent is a season which is all about preparation. All around us we can see signs of this preparation taking place – whether it is the Christmas lights going up in our High Streets or the Christmas advertisements on the television. The problem is that while we spend a lot of time preparing our […]