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London Bridge Is standing strong ... and so is Fr Christopher
Monday 5th June 2017

Joanna Bogle, writing in the National Catholic Observer writes:

On Saturday afternoon I was sitting in the parish room at the Church of the Most Precious Blood at London Bridge, working on a children's project, while two fellow members of "LOGS," our parish-based ladies' group, were busy with the flower arrangements in the church for Pentecost.

We chatted briefly over cups of tea with Father Christopher Pearson, the parish priest, before separating again to go about our various duties. And then I made my way home through the warm, rather oppressive, evening.

Late that night, I was woken by the buzzing of my mobile phone. My sister, texting from New Zealand, was asking if I was all right. London Bridge was the center of a frenzied attack by an Islamic terrorist group — people lay dead and dying in the streets.

You can read the full article here.

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Fr Christopher offers support

After the horrifying events around London Bridge, scores of Twitter users in the area posted online offering cups of tea and a warm place to stay.  

Father Christopher Pearson of The Ordinariate and Parish Priest of the Church of the Most Precious Blood, in Bourough, close to London Bridge, was snapped holding a tray of teas for police officers by communications manager Gawain Towler, who posted the heartwarming picture on Twitter.


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