Views from the Vicarage - February 2015
- Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00
First a report on how well Christmas went this time. The varied series of services held over the Christmas period were very enjoyable and well supported. In particular the Christingle Service and Carol Service on Sunday 21st December and the Crib service on 24th which enjoyed a record attendance, as well as Midnight Mass.
Views from the Vicarage - January 2015
- Published on Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00
ACHIEVING YOUR RESOLUTION in 2015
Every year millions of people do it - make New Year Resolutions. The most common resolves are to give up smoking or to achieve some planned weight loss. They embark on the enterprise on 1st January, but we all suspect that by the end of the month they'll be back on the cigarettes or have resumed tucking into the burgers.
Views from the Vicarage - December 2014
- Published on Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00
'Giving is good for you'
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It incorporates the basic Christian values of giving and sharing, family and friends. God so loved the world that He gave us His only Son that we might have life, and life in all its fullness. If you recognize Christmas as God giving us His Son, the Saviour of the world - that is His great gift to us all - then we too can see the joy in giving.
Views from the Vicarage - November 2014
- Published on Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:00
This Remembrance Sunday is poignant as it is a hundred years since the First Word War or Great War, the war to end all wars. The poppies around the Tower of London vividly show the cost of that war with nearly a million poppies in the moat to represent all those who died.
Views from the Vicarage - October 2014
- Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00
I want to say how wonderful the 'Last Night at the Proms' in church was last month with the Oswestry Sinfonia and the Ellesmere Choral Society. Thanks for all the hard work put in by Mark Spurdens, the Fundraising Committee and to Age UK. It was a great occasion which showed our beautiful church building off magnificently.