Views from the Vicarage - October 2018
- Published on Monday, 01 October 2018 00:00
Recently in the press it was reported that the Church of England had declined in people saying they belong by 50% in the last fifteen years. It is very sad news but
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?