The Vicar writes…….October 2019

    Dear Friends, In October, the 15th to be precise, I will have been your Team Vicar for three years! Where has that time gone? It is my great joy and privilege to serve St Katharine’s and St Thomas’s. I am really blessed to serve within a great team and I feel like I’ve […]

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Thought for the Month – October 2019

Reflecting on “Operation Pied Piper” Thoughts for October – from Kay Holt As part of my work I was recently reading an article on the impact of a parents love on the development of a child’s brain. From a very early age children need love for the brain to grow and develop. Research shows that […]

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The Vicar Writes – September 2019

Dear Friends, The summer is rapidly coming to an end as we approach September, and for many of us that lovely holiday is now a distant memory. The schools will be re-opening soon and for families life will settle back into its own routine involving work, rest and play, hopefully in a balanced way. It […]

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Thought for the Month – September 2019

One Year on Thoughts for September from Sue Taylor “One Year On”, this is very timely for me, as I have been reflecting on the past twelve months, because it has been just that, one year, 8th Aug to be exact, since I moved from Bromley Cross to Blackrod. Not a move that has taken […]

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The Vicar Writes – August 2019

Dear Friends, Here we are August already and  we are in the height of summer, enjoying some lovely summer weather, at least from time to time. I was pleased to note that it did not rain on St Swithun’s day so we are in with a chance of more good weather! Even the Scarecrow weekend […]

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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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