From the Clergy – June 2016

  MAKE YOUR MIND UP Some friends of ours had one of those fascinating weather barometers with a sad little man, complete with umbrella, who came out of the house on wet days, and a cheerful little woman, in summer clothes, who came out of the opposite door on sunny...

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Thoughts for the Month  –  May 2016

Time for a Spring Clean? By Natalie and Joanna Sweet As the season of Spring is now with us, thoughts turn to having a good clear out.  Not just physically, but mentally too.  The ‘resolutions’ made at the start of the New Year may, for some, have started to wane...

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From the Clergy team – April 2016

Jean Douglas writes…… Recently I heard a talk by Joan Bakewell who said that the older she gets the more she thinks about death.  I know that when one is a child, the last thing one thinks about is being dead. Children are faced with death when a pet dies....

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Thought for the Month – April 2016

“April is the cruellest month” by Barbara Finney In “The Waste Land” T.S.Eliot lamented that “April is the cruellest month”, thinking, I presume, of the way in which daffodils and other spring flowers are battered by the usual April showers and winds. This year Mother Nature has played one cruel trick...

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Thought for the Month – March 2016

Are we ready? Thoughts for March from Sal Keegan Are we ready and well-prepared for the end of our earthly life? Have we made a will, planned our funeral etc – important things to give us peace of mind? There is a more important peace of mind that we need...

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From the Clergy – March 2016

Dear Friends, Having only just entered into Lent, it needed a welcome prompt from our patient Editor to remind me to write an Easter letter.  It seems such a long way off, with still quite a journey to travel through these ‘forty days and forty nights’.  But February is a...

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From the Clergy – February 2016

From the Clergy …….Lent already! Easter is so early this year (27 March) that Lent comes hard on the heels of Christmas. We seem to have no sooner packed away the tinsel and decorations than we need to start preparing for Easter. Indeed Easter eggs have been available in the...

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Thoughts for the Month – February 2016

Senior Moments – Community Film Club Thoughts for the Month from Valerie Marron Some years ago a sub-division of St Katharine’s PCC was formed under the name “ Fresh Expressions”.  The group consisted of just four people, and the agenda was to create a community event for our village.  Carol...

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Thought for the Month – January 2016

I am the New Year Thoughts for January 2016 from Sheila Kinrade When I was asked to write the thoughts for January I thought some reflections on the New Year and possibly about the customs and traditions surrounding it would be appropriate. So I did what I always do when...

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