News from the Vicarage - November 2015
- Published on Sunday, 01 November 2015 00:00
November starts with All Saints' Day when we celebrate the saints of the church, especially those who do not have a special saints' day. And in the evening we commemorate All Soul's, those the faithful departed and we read out names of those who have died recently.
News from the Vicarage - October 2015
- Published on Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00
At the end of August three of us from S. Mary's went to Taize, the Ecumenical Religious Community founded seventy-five years ago by Br. Roger to promote unity and solidarity and peace.
News from the Vicarage - September 2015
- Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00
I hope that you have had a good summer, though the weather has not been that brilliant. And I also hope that those who have had their GCSE & A Level exam results have got what they hoped for.
I am now preparing to go off to the Ecumenical Community of Taize in France, which I am very much looking forward to. Ann Harris and Rebecca Gilman are accompanying me and I hope it will be an amazing experience for all us all. Expect more Taize style prayer and music when I get back!
News from the Vicarage - July/August 2015
- Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00
This issue of our Parish Magazine covers the months of July and August, the holiday season. And of course the origin of holiday is holy day, a time to put aside our daily work and spend time in prayer and worship, a sort of extended Sunday or Sabbath.
News from the Vicarage - June 2015
- Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 00:00
Mary, the Blessed Virgin, visits Elizabeth
Mary - the virgin mother of Jesus. For centuries the eastern and western churches have considered her pre-eminent among all the saints.