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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...

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 fe...

A couple of weeks ago we had a triumphant performance of Handel’s Messiah - one of the greatest works of music ever written, and a great joy to hear it under our roof. And then, hot on its heels came another a...

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 t...

2014 was an eventful year in the life of the parish, as the reports on fabric and other activities have shown. As always, the particular features of the year are outlined in the Annual Report which is available ...

Friends, Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your prayers, the many cards, presents and good wishes. I have been overwhelmed and uplifted by it all. Today (as I write) I will preside at the Lord’s Table bo...

Dear Friends, There are what I call the 3Rs of Lent. Rather than reading, writing and arithmetic - I propose regret, repentance and resolution. These are three Lenten Rs. And these three Rs might help us to navi...

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