From the Clergy – August 2015

The Clergy writing……For August Bells are the voice of the church; They have tones that touch and search the hearts of young and old.                             Longfellow…..Bells of San Blas    August sees the return of our bells from the foundry in Loughborough where they have been restored and repaired over the last couple of months.  St […]

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Thought for the Month – August 2015

SAY IT WITH WORDS Thoughts for August from David Gregory Language is a funny thing, especially if it’s English.  There was a lovely story circulating in the early sixties concerning a young Saudi prince who was struggling with some of the finer points of the language.  He arrived in London around the same time as […]

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Thought for the Month – July 2015

I just wonder, is it me, or just my age? Thought for the month  – by Ellis Collier I remember when I first started to learn to drive in 1964, the person who taught me was an ex-policemen and the cost of each lesson was 7s and 6d. The car was bought by my dad […]

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From the Clergy – July 2015

The Clergy write……For July A seven-year-old girl said about her grandmother: “She’s old on the outside but she acts like she’s young on the inside.”  She hit the nail on the head!  Most of us older adults remain active today with some of us still working into our seventies.  Even those of us who retire […]

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Thought for the Month – June 2015

by Valerie Marron The Mail on Sunday, March 29th 2015 published an article in which Archbishop Sentamu and former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey made comments.  It reads as follows:   ”ASDA, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op snub Christian Easter eggs. Supermarkets have been accused of pursuing an ‘anti-Christian agenda’ after refusing to sell Easter eggs […]

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From the Clergy – June 2015

The Revd Heather Sharp writes… This month sees the celebration of Corpus Christi, the Christian festival when we give thanks for the sacrament of Holy Communion; the gift of Christ’s body and blood given for us in his dying and resurrection, that we might live.   The actual feast of Corpus Christi (a phrase that […]

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From the Clergy May 2105

Jean Douglas writes…….. We began Lent on Ash Wednesday after having said goodbye to Roger and Mary at a bittersweet celebration of the Eucharist on 15th February. Then, a few weeks later, we began our Holy Week celebrations, which  culminated on Easter Day with the glorious celebration of the Eucharist, itself made all the more […]

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Thought for the Month May 2105

by Jean Hibbert VOTES FOR WOMEN!!! We’ve heard it all before!  Swingometers – a hung parliament – the MORI poll -unpredictable outcome – tightest election for decades – roll on 8th May and it will all be over!  But just before you decide you can’t be bothered or feel your vote doesn’t matter think on […]

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Thought for the Month April 2105

By kay Holt The Impact of Loneliness and Isolation I often wonder what it would be like without companionship, without the love of others and their joy in sharing in our joy and their empathy when sharing in our sadness. We all love to share our special moments and feel so much better when we […]

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CLERGY LETTER – EASTER 2015

Dear Friends, The Church of England has for years been wrestling with the ‘steady decline’ in people attending public worship and there can be little argument as the facts speak for themselves.  Our Archbishops have challenged the General Synod, the Diocese, and the Church at large to redress the general decline and do some radical […]

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