Thought for the Month – August 2018

“May your God go with you” Thoughts for August Do you remember Dave Allen, the Irish comedian, and his final words in his TV shows? Was he promoting tolerance, just being witty, or perhaps a bit of both? Following Sylvia’s “Thought for the Month” last month, I started thinking about tolerance or even intolerance. Having […]

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From the Clergy – July 2019

  Clergy writes…… ‘So, in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you […]

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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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The Vicar Writes – June 2019

Dear Friends, It now feels like Summer is on its way, doesn’t it. The lighter evenings and the sunshine, the trees are almost all in full leaf and the gardens and hedgerows are ablaze with colour, and growth is lush. I was delighted a few evenings ago as I stood washing up in the kitchen, […]

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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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From the Clergy -April 2019

Dear Friends, If you’ve been in church you may have seen our photographs of Messy Church displayed in the lower room? You can see more photos in this magazine and an article from the Sunday School Team about our first one ever at St Katharine’s at the beginning of March. For the uninitiated, Messy Church […]

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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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From the Clergy – March 2019

Dear Friends, Here we are in March and spring is on its way. At the end of the month we’ll put the clocks forward and look forward to lighter evenings. We’ve had a short respite in the church’s calendar with Easter being so late this year, which has enabled us all to get our collective […]

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