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Views from the Vicarage - December 2014

Dear Friends,

'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.

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Views from the Vicarage - November 2014

Dear Friends,

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.

Read more: Views from the Vicarage - November 2014

Views from the Vicarage - October 2014

Dear Friends,

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.

Read more: Views from the Vicarage - October 2014

Views from the Vicarage - September 2014

Dear Friends,

This summer seems to have passed very quickly. Everything is now gearing up for the autumn, and there are many things I need to tell you about. First, Richard Assar has had to give up magazine distribution due to ill health; thanks to him for all he has done and hope his health improves. Very kindly Mary Goulbourne has taken on the job, if your magazine has not been delivered recently or you would like it to be, please do contact Mary who will sort it out. We are very keen that our wonderful church magazine should be read as widely as possible.

Read more: Views from the Vicarage - September 2014

Views from the Vicarage - July/August 2014

Dear Friends,

July and August are traditionally times when most go on holiday. Most of my family holidays with my brother and parents were in North Wales, playing around the caravan and in the sand dunes and on the beach. The first holiday I can remember was when I was four and my grandparents took me for a week to Llandudno at a guest house. My grandfather bought me a boat to sail on the boating pool on the west shore. I still remember the gong for dinner! What I do remember most was that holidays were happy times, to relax and enjoy ourselves and have some special times with family.

Read more: Views from the Vicarage - July/August 2014