Magazine August 2015

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The Vicarage, 30, The Ridgeway Dear Friends, A brief note of thanks to everyone who made this year’s patronal festival a wonderful celebration of our music, our heritage and history and our mutual support and fellowship in Jesus Christ. Thanks especially to Jonathan and Keith, to Janet and the flower ladies and to our servers who coped flexibly as always! … Read More

Patronal Festival 2015

On 19 July we were joined by musicians and some extra choir members to celebrate the Patronal Festival Eucharist in style. The setting was Schubert’s Mass in G and we sang the Jubilate by Stanford for the Anthem. Jonathan Marten conducted and Keith Beniston accompanied on the organ. Many thanks to them, the musicians and extra choir members who helped … Read More

Patronal Festival 2015 ~ Magdalene

As you may know, I am a Magdalene Man. Not an hairy man, or a smooth man, as Alan Bennett might put it, but a Magdalene Man. By that I mean that I studied – philosophy and then theology – since you ask – at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Magdalene College, Cambridge is, of course a far better College than Magdalen … Read More

Parish Barbecue 2015

Parish barbecue

  The beautiful communal garden at Alison and Paul Reeves’ were the setting of the annual Parish Barbecue. We came armed with food to be barbecued and Alison welcomed us with a generous glass of Pimms. Salads and a bounteous supply of truly scrumptious deserts were provided by members of the congregation. Swingball and a game of King Pin contributed … Read More

Norman Gillibrand RIP

We all thought Norman was invincible, didn’t we? Driving his car around Windmill Hill, always around, and even if out of sight recently, certainly not out of mind. Always the gentleman of Waverley Road, with a heart for others and a love of music and sport, it’s hard to believe that, as St Paul puts it, now his time has … Read More