Views from the Vicarage - September 2018
- Published on Saturday, 01 September 2018 00:00
I hope that you have had a good summer and enjoyed the wonderful weather that we have had. My garden was showing signs of drying up and becoming parched but recent rain has led to almost a full recovering of its greenness. One of the spin offs of the dry summer was that I didn't need to cut the grass so often.
But with September we get back into full swing of activities.
Views from the Vicarage - July/August 2018
- Published on Sunday, 01 July 2018 00:00
I am very grateful to all who took part in the 'Cherish you Church Yard week' in June. Our Church and churchyard were open to visitors 11th-16th June and many came. As well as the church being open, teas were served by a few dedicated people to many visitors, and there were a number of talks which were well attended.
Views from the Vicarage - June 2018
- Published on Friday, 01 June 2018 00:00
What a wonderful wedding it was for Prince Harry and Meghan Merkel, now Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We had a great day watching our TV screens and seeing the magnificent pageantry, which the British do so well, mixed with a very positive contribution from so many people from the ethnic community. The Head of the Episcopal Church of America (Anglican) Bishop Michael gave a dynamic sermon and the Dean of Windsor overseen by the Archbishop of Canterbury, conducted the service magnificently. Maybe more people wishing to marry might now choose a church wedding. Bells were rung at St Mary's on the Sunday afternoon which many have appreciated. The first full peal for about fifty years.
Views from the Vicarage - May 2018
- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2018 00:00
May begins with the Feast of S. Philip (my namesake) & S. James 1st May. Philip was an apostle with common sense. Is there someone in church whom you respect for their spirituality and common sense combined - someone you feel easy about approaching to ask questions?
Views from the Vicarage - April 2018
- Published on Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00
Easter is the most joyful day of the year for Christians. Christ has died for our sins. We are forgiven. Christ has risen! We are redeemed! We can look forward to an eternity in His joy! Hallelujah!