Thought for the Month – July 2019

Tolerance and Acceptance Recently I attended the baptism of an adult and was quite moved by it. Many of us were baptised as babies so we didn’t have any input into the service or feel any different after it but this adult had made the choice to be baptised and understood all the vows she […]

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Thought for the Month- June 2019

A Time of Change – Thoughts for June The end of May saw us celebrate Ascension Day. The day when we celebrate Jesus’ ascension into Heaven and the time when he finished his teaching on Earth and went to join his father. This was also a time of change for the disciples as they embarked […]

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Thought for the Month – May 2019

  I recently took part in a Hygge workshop; one in a series of wellbeing workshops led by Rebecca Shivji, founder of CounsellingKind. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh), is a Danish word, which has no direct English translation and is somewhat difficult to define; however, it is often likened to the feeling of cosiness or ‘intentional intimacy’. […]

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Thought for the Month – April 2019

HAPPY WHATEVER Thoughts for April   My first thought for April is that it is Easter, the most important time in the Christian calendar. Just to digress for a moment, at the time of writing this I had heard Carol Pharaoh’s excellent first sermon at St Katharine’s on having faith, and I thought I would […]

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Thought for the Month – March 2019

THOUGHTS FOR MARCH from Mike Hollick This month is the third one into 2019. How time flies. The birds are busy nest building, nights are drawing out, gardens are coming to life, snowdrops etc appearing and we are hoping for a summer like 2018, which was exceptional.  It is also the time when we think […]

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Thought for the Month – Feb 2019

February, a month that originally did not exist; a reminder of humility, faith and total belief in God; and a time of unconditional support and a new beginning. February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (and its predecessor the Julian Calendar), with 28 days in a common year, and 29 […]

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Thought for the Month – Jan 2019

A New Year from Eliis Collier First, may I wish all the readers of St Katharine’s Church magazine a Happy New Year. No doubt some of us will have made New Year Resolutions, some will be kept and others will gradually fall by the wayside. On a slightly humorous note, in the last 2-3 months, […]

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Thoughts for the Month – December 2018

 To Be a Pilgrim Thoughts for December 2018 from Barbara Worsley Journeys are common to Christmas; we all know Chris Rea’s “Driving Home for Christmas” and that the Magi went on a journey around Christmas. Mary and Joseph did a lot of travelling too.  Though I am not well-travelled, I have always been fascinated by […]

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Thought for the Month – November 2018

Yield and Melt Away Years ago when Jack was a curate in Leigh (1962-5), he and his two fellow curates (those were wonderful days when a parish boasted three curates!) took turns to take assembly at the parish infants’ school. One day all three were summoned by the formidable headmistress. She requested that they get […]

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Thought for the Month – October 2018

Hymns and Memories  I have always enjoyed singing, sadly however with no real skill, and in church I always have a quick look before the service begins to see what the hymns are and to check whether I know them or not. I know, there are hymns that seem to speak to me more than […]

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