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!
Views from the Vicarage - March 2018
- Published on Thursday, 01 March 2018 00:00
On the 2nd of March we remember S. Chad (d 672) first Bishop of the Mercian's and of our Diocese Lichfield. 'Come follow Christ in the footsteps of S. Chad' is our Diocesan strapline/logo. Our Lent Course on Wednesdays 7pm follows 'Steps in Discipleship' based on following S. Chad.
Views from the Vicarage - February 2018
- Published on Thursday, 01 February 2018 00:00
January has been a miserable month. Not only has it been dark and damp and cold, but many of us have suffered illnesses for this time of year, including myself. As
the days get longer and we look forward to Spring things will no doubt brighten up.