Thought for the Month – March 2019

THOUGHTS FOR MARCH from Mike Hollick This month is the third one into 2019. How time flies. The birds are busy nest building, nights are drawing out, gardens are coming to life, snowdrops etc appearing and we are hoping for a summer like 2018, which was exceptional.  It is also the time when we think […]

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Living together is never easy. Families have all sorts of arguments. At this time of year especially, we get together, enjoy company, but sometimes get on each other’s nerves. Here at Lambeth Palace, where Archbishops have lived and worked for centuries, we’ve been trying an experiment. Since 2015 we’ve been bringing together young Christians from […]

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From the Clergy – Feb 2019

February is not the brightest of months for, although the days grow longer, the heavy skies, lack of sunshine and damp cheerless days chill the bone. Yet we need these days to give the balance to nature and to allow the earth to complete its cycle of fallow rest before the energies and new life […]

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Thought for the Month – Feb 2019

February, a month that originally did not exist; a reminder of humility, faith and total belief in God; and a time of unconditional support and a new beginning. February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (and its predecessor the Julian Calendar), with 28 days in a common year, and 29 […]

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From The Clergy – Jan 2019

Dear Friends, Once more it’s my pleasure to wish you all a “Happy New Year” although I wish it didn’t come round quite so quickly! Each New Year gives us the opportunity to take stock of our lives and see what could be improved on leading to our making of New Year’s resolutions. Have you […]

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Thought for the Month – Jan 2019

A New Year from Eliis Collier First, may I wish all the readers of St Katharine’s Church magazine a Happy New Year. No doubt some of us will have made New Year Resolutions, some will be kept and others will gradually fall by the wayside. On a slightly humorous note, in the last 2-3 months, […]

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From the Clergy – December 2018

The Vicar writes for December….. Dear Friends, Here we are already at the beginning of December and looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord once again. Have you ever wondered why we celebrate it on the 25th December? After all, nowhere in the Bible does it state that Jesus was born on that […]

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Thoughts for the Month – December 2018

 To Be a Pilgrim Thoughts for December 2018 from Barbara Worsley Journeys are common to Christmas; we all know Chris Rea’s “Driving Home for Christmas” and that the Magi went on a journey around Christmas. Mary and Joseph did a lot of travelling too.  Though I am not well-travelled, I have always been fascinated by […]

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Thought for the Month – November 2018

Yield and Melt Away Years ago when Jack was a curate in Leigh (1962-5), he and his two fellow curates (those were wonderful days when a parish boasted three curates!) took turns to take assembly at the parish infants’ school. One day all three were summoned by the formidable headmistress. She requested that they get […]

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Thought for the Month – October 2018

Hymns and Memories  I have always enjoyed singing, sadly however with no real skill, and in church I always have a quick look before the service begins to see what the hymns are and to check whether I know them or not. I know, there are hymns that seem to speak to me more than […]

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