The Spoken Word

Who is Jesus and where do we find Him?

Father Roy Pannell and Eileen Giles, have created a series of audio files to explore the question of Who is Jesus and where do we find Him.

Each commentary is between 5 and 10 minutes in length and offers an insight into the heart of the theme by looking at specific events and feasts within the church's calendar.

We hope that everyone will benefit from these files but, in particular, the housebound and sick and all who are unable to get to Mass.

A Many Splendoured Thing

Jesus deals with the "smart people with attitude" as the Pharisees attempt to provoke Him.

Father Roy gives the commentary.

A Many Splendoured Thing (mp3)


No Strange Land

Francis Thompson, poet and mystic, wrote the poem from which A Many Splendoured Thing was used as a film and song title as mentioned in our opening commentary.

Eileen reads the poem here.

No Strange Land (mp3)


Saint Peter and Saint Paul

The homily tells of one saint who frequently opened his mouth and put both feet right in and another who professed his weaknesses without seemingly being able to conquer them whilst flying in the face of "the norm" in a quest for what was and is right.

Eileen reads about the two mainstays of the church.

St Peter and St Paul (mp3)


The Apostleship of the Sea

The Apostleship of the Sea reminds us that we should show Jesus to everyone in the way we offer a welcome to the people we meet and see. People who might otherwise be ignored and made to feel unwelcome.

Eileen reads this commentary.

Sea Sunday (mp3)


Ephesians 1:3-14 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Taken from the publication The Word Among Us. 

‘He chose us in him, before the foundation of the world.

15 Sunday In Ordinary Time (mp3)


Sacred and Binding Pledges

The signs that Jesus provided for us, that change our lives, once and for all.

Sacred and Binding Pledges (mp3)


I am the Living Bread

This commentary on John's Gospel indicates why the Living Bread, i.e. Jesus

is the reason why we cannot live without Sunday, the day on which we celebrate

the continuation of our own identity.

I am the Living Bread (mp3)


The Ad Limina Visit to Rome

A commentary on the recent visit to Rome by the bishops and archbishops

of the UK

Ad Limina (mp3)