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...

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From the Clergy – July 2017

The Vicar writes….. Dear Friends, In my day and I’m sure in most of your days too, we weren’t allowed to receive Holy Communion until we had been confirmed. I can remember at age 12 wanting to be confirmed so that I could receive communion alongside my parents. I also...

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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...

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From the Clergy – June 2017

The Vicar Writes…… I would like to express my thanks to all of you who work so hard to make this a fabulous church which is worth joining.  President Trump has just completed 100 days in office.  I have almost completed 200 days in office, and I know which office...

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Thoughts for June 2017 from Sal Keegan

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...

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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’...

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From the Clergy – April 2017

The Vicar writes…. Dear Friends, Well it may not feel like it but Spring is here!  We’ve had some tantalising days giving a hint of what’s to come or what we’d like to come.  Sunny skies, birds singing, spring flowers and the shrubs and trees coming into leaf.  It’s 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...

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From the Clergy – March 2017

Dear Friends, The signs of Spring are finally making an appearance; snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils even, and the days are getting longer and Lent is almost upon us.  It always seemed odd to me that Lent is the old English word for Spring.  Lent is a penitential season whereas Spring is...

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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...

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