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.
Views from the Vicarage - January 2018
- Published on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 00:00
1 January The naming of Jesus. It is Matthew and Luke who tell the story of how the angel instructed that Mary's baby was to be named Jesus - a common name meaning 'saviour'. The Church recalls the naming of Jesus on 1 January - eight days after 25 December (by the Jewish way of reckoning days). For in Jewish tradition, the male babies were circumcised and named on their eighth day of life.