Views from the Vicarage - March 2019
- Published on Friday, 01 March 2019 00:00
The spring is upon us. The snowdrops are out, so are the crocuses and the daffodils are nearly here. I think the dafs are out for S. David's day 1st March. The Diocesan slogan is 'following Christ in the footsteps of S. Chad'. We are each called to follow Christ and in this diocese of Lichfield we have the example of the first bishop of this diocese to follow. S. Chad became bishop of the kingdom of Mercia, a vast diocese taking in most of central England and Welsh borders. His day is the 2nd of March.
Views from the Vicarage - February 2019
- Published on Friday, 01 February 2019 00:00
We have just started a new youth group in Ellesmere at S. Mary's. Though this is open to any young people in the Deanery and is co-lead by Jenny Wright from Colemere and myself with the help of Helen Gilman from S. Mary's. It started from those who have been Confirmed at Ellesmere but can include anyone who is interested. We are going to meet on the first Sunday of each month at 5pm at S. Mary's, the next meeting being 3rd February 5-6pm. Our first meeting was on January and 11 young people and three leaders went to Shrewsbury bowling. We all had a great time and it was a very good start to our youth group!
Views from the Vicarage - January 2019
- Published on Tuesday, 01 January 2019 00:00
I hope that you have had a good Christmas. We now look forward to New Year and Epiphany.
Views from the Vicarage - December 2018
- Published on Saturday, 01 December 2018 00:00
In November we had a marvellous Remembrance Sunday Service marking the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice, the end of World War 1. So many uniformed organizations and cadets attended that the church was full.
Views from the Vicarage - November 2018
- Published on Thursday, 01 November 2018 00:00
Honey is far more likely to do you good than antibiotics if you have a cold and cough this autumn. That is the recent new guidance from the NHS. Research has found that honey significantly reduces the frequency and severity of coughs.