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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Thought for the Month – Dec 2016

IN THE BEGINNING….. Thoughts for December from Jane Dibnah JOHN 1: 1-5. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, […]

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Thought for the Month – November 2016

A few years ago my sister was looking for sponsorship for a journey that would take her from Poland to Harrow in Hertfordshire.  No ordinary journey this…no, my sister, Dom, has MS and is a wheelchair user.  The building where her weekly physio takes place was in dire need of repair and, it being a […]

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Thoughts for October 2016

History in the Making from Chris Skinner  When I was a young boy probably seven or eight years old, I was introduced to a very old lady.  She was the mother of a very dear family friend and I was told that many years earlier she had been a Suffragette.  Of course at the time it […]

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Thoughts for the Month – September 2016

Talbot House -Toc H -The “Every Man’s” Club From Helen Gambles. As I started to think about writing this, the services to remember those who died in the Battle of the Somme were being held around the magnificent Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.  A place that I know well.  There cannot be a family in […]

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Thought for the Month – August 2016

THOUGHTS FOR AUGUST FROM JEAN DOUGLAS Blood brothers and sisters What colour is blood?  Red, you will reply.  Do we know anyone who has green yellow or blue blood?  It doesn’t depend on the colour of their skin which may be black, brown, olive or white. Or their facial features with blue, green, or brown […]

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Thought for the Month – July 2016

Patience is a Virtue, Anne Louise! That was a phrase I often heard as a young child. Usually spoken to me by maternal Grandmother (Nana Holland) at those times when my frustration at being unable to complete a task resulted in some kind of a strop.  Looking back it often seemed to involve one of […]

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Thoughts for the Month – June 2016

Though we are Many, we are one Body As I sat at my computer at the end of April, with snow on the ground, I turned my thoughts to the month of June.  As many of you are aware, I like my garden.  It gives me the opportunity to relax and take in the sounds […]

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