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Views from the Vicarage - March 2018

Dear Friends,

On the 2nd of March we remember S. Chad (d 672) first Bishop of the Mercian's and of our Diocese Lichfield. 'Come follow Christ in the footsteps of S. Chad' is our Diocesan strapline/logo. Our Lent Course on Wednesdays 7pm follows 'Steps in Discipleship' based on following S. Chad.

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Views from the Vicarage - February 2018

Dear Friends,

January has been a miserable month. Not only has it been dark and damp and cold, but many of us have suffered illnesses for this time of year, including myself. As
the days get longer and we look forward to Spring things will no doubt brighten up.

Read more: Views from the Vicarage - February 2018

Views from the Vicarage - January 2018

Dear Friends,

1 January The naming of Jesus. It is Matthew and Luke who tell the story of how the angel instructed that Mary's baby was to be named Jesus - a common name meaning 'saviour'. The Church recalls the naming of Jesus on 1 January - eight days after 25 December (by the Jewish way of reckoning days). For in Jewish tradition, the male babies were circumcised and named on their eighth day of life.

Read more: Views from the Vicarage - January 2018

Views from the Vicarage - December 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems that Christmas is in full swing. The Christmas Decorations have been up in the shops for weeks and many homes have started putting up their Christmas Trees and decorations too. Many have got stuck into their Christmas shopping as well. But wait a minute!

Read more: Views from the Vicarage - December 2017

News from the Vicarage - November 2017

Dear Friends,

All Saints, or All Hallows, is the feast of all the redeemed, known and unknown, who are now in heaven. When the English Reformation took place, the number of saints in the calendar was drastically reduced, with the result that All Saints' Day stood out with a prominence that it had never had before.

Read more: News from the Vicarage - November 2017