We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II and join the nation in thanking Her Majesty for faithfully serving our nation during her long and glorious reign.
We pray for the Repose of the Soul of Queen Elizabeth II and for the new monarch, King Charles III.
Sr Bernadette was born in London, the youngest of 3 children. Her parents wanted her to be a teacher and she worked for a few months as an Assistant Teacher in the Convent on Easthampstead Road.
Sr Bernadette had always wanted to be a nurse and after finishing her studies she decided to enter the Dominican Sisters of Charity. She entered the Order in February 1959 in Tours, in the Loire Valley, where she was working with the Sisters. In August of that year she took the habit and made her first Religious Profession in August 1962. This weekend would have been her 60th Anniversary of Religious Profession.
Sr Bernadette nursed for 10 years in Tours and in Paris before returning to England where she continued nursing in Wokingham, Ascot and Nettlebed before becoming the Matron of a Nursing Home. She then took early retirement to care for the elderly sisters in the Convent.
When the Convent was sold she shared a flat with Sr Thérèse and visited Sr Veronica in the Nursing Home. She was active in Parish and town life and will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace.
Please note that Sr Bernadette’s funeral Mass will take place at Corpus Christi on Tuesday 20th September at 11am and will be open to everyone.
We have been very fortunate and blessed to have had Fr Anthony with us for the last year but all good things must come to an end. We have said our goodbyes and Fr Anthony has now left Corpus Christi and moved to Bournemouth to take over the Parish of The Annunciation and St Edmund Campion. We are going to miss him but wish him every happiness in his new appointment.
We hope you find us an open and welcoming community.
Over the years, the shape and make-up of the community has extended to include a wonderful diversity of backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and age; which means that our congregation in one sense demonstrates the universal love of Corpus Christi.
Our central purpose to give glory to God, and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which we believe to be good news for all people. We do this both by our worship and by our lives.
As a Pastoral Area we recognise the need to nurture local worshipping communities, and through these to support individuals and families in their faith. We are also keen to welcome fellow Catholics, wherever you may come from, and those who are wishing to explore the Catholic faith.
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