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.
Views from the Vicarage - September 2014
- Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00
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.
Views from the Vicarage - July/August 2014
- Published on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00
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.
Views from the Vicarage - June 2014
- Published on Sunday, 01 June 2014 00:00
We celebrated Ascension Day on Thursday the 29th May with singing from the Tower and the Eucharist in church forty days after Easter. Christ is no longer physically present with his disciples here on earth, we do not have to go to Jerusalem to see him. He has ascended, and entered into the invisible but still real world of his Father's presence, there to intercede for us for ever. He is the sacrificial lamb, once slain as an expiation for our sins, and great High Priest, bringing Heaven and earth together.