Trinity Sunday ~ Macbeth

Today is Trinity Sunday when we celebrate the Three-in-one nature of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. While it may be truthfully said that we do that every Sunday, today is traditionally a day for deep exposition of scripture, and profound theological reflection. Which is why in many parishes today, the curate gets to preach. However, it’s my turn today, … Read More

Magazine June 2015

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Prelude ‘April is the cruellest month’, wrote T.S. Eliot, and this was to some extent true in our community of St Mary Magdalene’s. We lost dear brothers, Richard Shone and Ray Barker, and their funerals took place in early May. Click on their names for the sermons I gave at each, allowing their lives and faith to speak to us … Read More

Handel’s Messiah: Come and Sing

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Handel’s Messiah On Sunday 17th May 2015 our ‘Come and Sing’ performance of Handel’s Messiah was a rousing success – the audience even stood up and joined in with the Hallelujah Chorus! The St Mary Magdalene Choir were joined by many friends who sang the Choruses. We were joined by four professional Soloists and the St Paul’s Sinfonia. We were … Read More

VE Day bell ringing

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70th Anniversary of V.E. Day Our Bell Ringers rang out peals for 35 minutes to celebrate the 70th anniversary 9th May 2015.

Ray Barker RIP

Ray Barker

Ray Barker RIP ‘All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well’. This saying is one of the most famous of those written down by Mother Julian of Norwich, a fourteenth century nun credited with being the first woman whose writings were published in English. The Church of England commemorates her feast day tomorrow. But these are … Read More

Richard Shone RIP

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Dick – Living on… It’s very hard to know where to begin in talking about Richard – or Dick – as some of us were allowed to call him. And yet, starting is the easy bit compared to stopping! For one might say that there is so much to say – so many memories, so much to say about his … Read More