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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From the Clergy – May 2018

The Vicar writes….. Address given at the Annual Parochial Meeting on 22nd April At last year’s APCM I left you with a question. “What do you think we should do next?” You’ve heard a lot about MAPs (Mission Action Plans) this last year. The Bishop has asked every Parish to produce its own MAP and […]

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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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From the Clergy – April 2018

Dear Friends, Very Early on Sunday morning at sunrise, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome brought spices to go and anoint the body of Jesus. On the way they said to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the tomb?” It was a very large stone. Then they […]

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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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The Vicar writes……Feb 2018

    Dear Friends, A month into 2018 and whatever other resolutions you may have made, I wonder how many of us have resolved to use less plastic or even try to live a plastic free life? The Blue Planet programme shocked us all with its images of the plastic filled oceans and the heart […]

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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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The Vicar writes……January 2018

I hope that you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and a chance to relax and spend time with family and friends. I also hope that you have not thrown out your Christmas tree yet or taken down your decorations! It seems to me that we see Christmas decorations going up earlier and earlier each […]

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Thoughts for January from Jean Douglas

St Katharine and the Women Having been asked to write something for the magazine, the deadline was fast approaching in December and I hadn’t started. It was suggested that I could use the theme of the sermon I preached on St Katharine’s Day in November, so here goes…… ………Sunday 26th November – Well, what a […]

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