RAMBLINGS FROM THE VICAR…… This has been a sad week. On Monday, we heard of the sudden, unexpected death of Theo Roach. Theo was almost five years old, and had been a part of our prayer ministry for his whole
You shall love the Lord …
Every time we meet together for our Sunday service, we hear some of the words from this week’s Gospel reading. ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your
Lent has begun. On Wednesday, we received the ashes of last year’s palm crosses on our foreheads, as a sign of repentance. With the ashes, we heard these words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return.
Moments in Our Lives
This past week has been a busy one, as I am trying to deal with the terrible deterioration in my Mum’s health, as well as the business of Parish life. I thank all of you for your prayers for Aileen,
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Easter this year, not only falls on the day we turn our clocks back one hour to end daylight saving, but it is also April Fool’s Day. I find that very interesting. The changing of the clocks often causes some
Fifth week of Lent
RAMBLINGS FROM THE VICAR… We have reached the fifth week of Lent. This year, it is continuing to be a challenging time for me – a time of staying in my wilderness. Sometimes, it is very appropriate to be still,
Feast of the Presentation of Christ – 4 February 2018
Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. It is also known as “Candlemas”, as it was the day on which in olden times, all
January is often a time of year when we think about fresh beginnings. That’s a natural place to find ourselves at this time of year – especially in our climate, when the summer often brings holidays. There is sometimes a
Here come the wise men! In my house, the little figurines have been moving around… They started out on the piano this year, then they moved to the dresser in the hall, and then to the top of the glass
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Today we reach the final Sunday of Advent, with the theme of LOVE. Although we celebrate Jesus’ birth tomorrow, today we hear from Luke’s gospel about the Annunciation – that is, the visit to Mary of the angel Gabriel, to