Magazine March 2018

30 The Ridgeway, Dear Friends, This year we began Lent on St Valentine’s Day, and will end it on April Fools’ Day, and we have not had a year like this since 1945! It means we began the season with a secular focus on love and will end it on foolishness. Both of these lie at the heart of our … Read More

Bach by Candlelight

Bach by candlelight

Not to be missed! Following on from Evening Prayer, professional ‘Cellist, Nigel Blomiley will be joining us on Sunday 11th March at 7:15pm and will be performing the first part of JS Bach’s Six ‘Cello Suites in St Mary Magdalene church. The Rev’d Dr Gordon Giles will also be providing comment on the life and faith of JS Bach. The … Read More

From Chocolate to Ashes

Today, St Valentine’s Day, is a feast day of chocolate. And chocolate is very important to a lot of people. How many of us would want to live without it? Chocolate, that wonderful substance, that can be drunk or eaten, without any physically or mentally destructive side-effects, and of which we consume thousands of tons a year. Chocolate is a … Read More

Test of Faith Study Day

Science and religion are like two pillars supporting our everyday understanding of life, but how do they relate to each other? The study day, designed by The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, explores this question with the help of renowned scientists and academics, appearing on video, including Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS theoretical physicist, … Read More