Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 6/6/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 6th June 2021. ‘Music, Main Course, Pudding and Humility’ Do you ever get inside your head a tune that doesn’t seem to want to go away? It happens to me often. Last Sunday was an example. One of the hymns chosen by our choirmaster at… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 30/5/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 30th May 2021. ‘Pain and Hope’ I was prompted to reflect this week on the subject of pain, following a telephone call from a friend. Those of you who read my reflection for last Sunday may recall that I mentioned a friend who was going… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 23/5/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 23rd May 2021. Courage The current pandemic has given rise to the need for many people to find extra reserves of courage, for example: courage to admit infection and take appropriate action; courage for some to overcome an injection phobia; courage for people seriously ill… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 16/5/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 16th May 2021. Waiting On the day during the past week when I wrote this reflection (Thursday), I read in the Telegraph that a lady in Kent, whose elderly neighbour was ill, had to telephone the neighbour’s GP practice 123 times before she got through,… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 9/5/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 9th May 2021. ‘Tears, Grief and Joy’ Do you recall the last time you shed tears? All of us, at some time in our lives, have shed tears. Even Jesus himself shed tears. Most people know that the shortest verse in the King James Bible… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 2/5/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 2nd May 2021. ‘Loneliness, Isolation and Solitude’ I was led this week into thinking about loneliness, isolation and solitude as a result of reading an article in last week’s Sunday Times. I will come back to it. But first some thoughts on these three words…. Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 25/4/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 25th April 2021. ‘Miracles’ Do you believe in miracles? Last Tuesday I started reading a book which has been on my bookshelves for several years. It is entitled ‘Miracles’, and it is written by C. S. Lewis, who you may recall wrote ‘The Chronicles of… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 18/4/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 18th April 2021. ‘Risk and Trust’ Are you the sort of person who is prepared to take a risk? Sometimes in life we need to take a risk. We all know the old saying, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”. If we are too cautious, we won’t… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 11/4/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 11th April 2021. Low Sunday, Truth and a Poem! I have been reflecting on three completely different things this week. Firstly, today is the Second Sunday of Easter. You may already know that it is often referred to as Low Sunday. But why is it… Read more »


Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 4/4/2021

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 4th April 2021, (Easter Day). ‘Joy’ It seemed to me that the most appropriate topic to choose for my reflection today, as we celebrate (to use the words of the well-known hymn) ‘This joyful Eastertide’ is ‘Joy’, though I am in fact writing at the… Read more »