Thoughts for October 2017 from Kay Holt

The Impact of the Pure Positive love of children I recently watched a documentary on channel 4 called “Old Peoples Home for Four Year Olds” where 10 pre-school nursery children aged 4 years visited a care home for the elderly. What a fabulous documentary it was and watching first-hand the very positive impact and measureable […]

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Thought for the Month – September 2017

Everyday experiences, social media and someone learns a lesson the hard way THOUGHTS FOR SEPTEMBER FROM ELLIS COLLIER I daresay you all know the words from the bible teachings  “Love they neighbour as thyself, or in everyday language, treat people as you would wish to be treated yourself.  These in my view are the key for […]

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Thoughts for the Month – August 2017

Chilling out from Barbara Worsley “Bliss was it that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven”.  So wrote Wordsworth, though in another context, nearly two hundred years ago.  August, for most people in Europe, means holidays.  Certainly, it does for schoolchildren.  We can all remember the beginning of the school summer holidays […]

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Thoughts for July 2017

BLUE LIGHTS FLASHING Thoughts for July from Beth Brindle When I was first asked to write for the magazine, it was one of those moments when my mind went blank!  However, eventually I thought of sharing a memory that my husband and I will never forget and have often been reminded about over the years. […]

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INFLUENCES IN LIFE How things have changed since I was born in 1936.  I can remember clearly from 1939 my maternal grandparents being a big part of my life.  Grandpa Carter retired when I was born and came to take me out every day but I didn’t realise at the age of 3 that our […]

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Thoughts for May from Sheila Kinrade

A Warm Welcome As I write this piece I am enjoying the sunshine and the warmth of the sun in the south of Spain.  Having been to church in Ahaurin el Grande on Sunday I was struck there by the warmth of welcome, not just to me, but other ‘swallows’ who have returned for a […]

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Thoughts for April from Valerie Marron

Sunshine, Sea, Sand and more, in Ibiza In the very late 1960s, a group of four young ladies joined the cosmetic department in Lewis’s, Liverpool.  At that time they had no idea they would become lifelong friends, creating opportunities to learn, laugh and, through thick and thin, be there for each other, no matter the […]

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Thought for the Month – March 2017

Where do you put the accent? Thoughts for March from David Gregory Have you ever cocked an ear to the many different spoken accents within our own congregation here at St Katharine’s?  To be sure, the most widely heard will be Blackrodian, the wattle and daub of our local community and an accent that continues […]

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Thought for the Month- February 2017

Manners Maketh Man Thoughts for February from Bob Chapman After Christmas, you might have noticed a great deal of broadcast media chit-chat, regarding how to react to those less than adored gifts.  The caring/thinking section of the respondents phoning in to such programmes felt that to accept the ‘iffy offerings’, with grace and good manners, […]

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Thought for the Month – January 2017

New Strengths and New Paths Thoughts for January from Rob Sharp And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God That […]

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