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30, The Ridgeway, Dear Friends, The Greek philosopher Aristotle helped us to understand, over 2000 years ago, that courage is not the opposite of cowardice; that ugliness is not the opposite of beauty; that hate i...

Dear Friends, The most famous work of early English literature is perhaps Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. From it we can get a vivid picture of life in the 14th century, and of the rich and diverse human character...

Dear Friends, I sometimes joke that we love democracy at St Mary Magdalene’s… This is not so much a political statement as a financial and community one… We love to welcome so many from our neighbourhood t...

Dear Friends, 2015 was in many senses a sad year for our parish family. We all know that, so I’ll start with it. Early in the year we buried Stan Mabey’s ashes, and then in April we had the first of several ...

Dear friends, We are Easter people and Alleluia is our song… We have walked the walk and talked the talk, we have sung the songs and prayed the prayers and at least attempted to keep the Lenten Faith. I don’...

His funeral will be in church at 12:30 am on Thursday 3rd March. Dear friends, During this time of Lent, I would like to share some thoughts with you about our Lord’s preparation for his journey to Jerusalem a...

The Vicarage, 30, The Ridgeway Dear friends, When we think about the Creation of the Universe, banged into being by that Cosmic gift of God, we think of a ginormous explosion of light. Flash-bang - something fro...

The Vicarage, 30, The Ridgeway Dear Friends, Happy New year! Christmas is not over though, indeed it has barely begun, and the month of January encompasses the Christmas Season, which evolves into Epiphanytide, ...

The Vicarage, 30, The Ridgeway One can always tell Christmas is coming when complete strangers talk to Vicars on trains. Last week I was travelling on a very busy tube train during the rush hour, and the lady ag...

The Vicarage, 30, The Ridgeway As we begin November we celebrate the feast of All Saints - the illuminating, eternal life affirming festival of gratitude for the lives and ministries of all the saints, with whom...

The Vicarage, 30, The Ridgeway This month, on October 3rd, we welcome the Grand Priory of England and The Priory of Wales of The Order of The Knights Templar to St Mary Magdalene’s for a Service of Investiture...

The Vicarage, 30, The Ridgeway We had a fantastic trip to the Holy Land! Photos can be found here. Flying from Luton (a new and not unpleasant experience), we spent Monday 17th travelling, arriving on time and i...

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