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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THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH – Sept 2018

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH – My Day At 82 and registered disabled I find it difficult to get out and about.  Doing so gives me chronic pain for days.  The house is so quiet since my last dog died 6 years ago.  When I get up each morning my first job is to feed the […]

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Thought for the Month – August 2018

A Second Chance by Beth Brindle Here I am again writing for the magazine and wondering just what to say. However, to continue on a theme from last time, I am compelled to continue my everlasting gratitude to our wonderful NHS. 2017-2018 has been a nightmare year for the Brindle/Conchar family. Last July my husband, Eric, […]

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  Open Doors Northern event at St Peter’s Parish Centre, Halliwell In February this year Ruth Sharrock and I had the opportunity to attend this event. Not knowing very much about the venue or the programme, we felt we should really go and find out what other churches sharing our faith and in our area […]

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Thought for the Month – June 2018

Spring is here! Thought for the month from David Gregory Has there ever been a spring season more reluctant to show its face?  Not that I can recall.  We have all had to endure wild fluctuations of wind, temperature and rainfall, all of which gave rise to attention-grabbing media headlines such as “the beast from […]

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Thought for the Month – May 2018

Giving it up for Lent! Thoughts for May from Pat Zukowskyj What did you give up for Lent? Can you remember? Was it chocolate? Alcohol? Crisps. Did it make a difference to your life, once Lent was over? Like many people, I used to give up foodstuffs, only to begin eating them again at Easter. […]

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Self-Improvement   I was very sorry to read of the death of writer and humourist Michael Green, at the not inconsiderable age of 91 years. Born and brought up in Leicester, just a little earlier than our own Michael (Hollick), but only just. He wrote for the local newspapers and also found time to produce […]

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Thoughts for the Month – March 2018

Seeing the Story of Samuel – Thought for the Month by Helen Gambles Quite a few weeks ago in January, I read the Readings at the 11am Eucharist Service. The first one was from the first Book of Samuel and told the story of the boy’s calling by the Lord.  Afterwards, I was thinking about the […]

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What’s not to love about February in Blackrod? For the most part I consider myself to be of a happy disposition, yet the thought of another February fills me with gloom and trepidation. Gale force winds and heavy rain in the month of February over the years has definitely left scars. These include a 10 […]

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