Vicar's Blog

A monthly piece from our vicar. From July 2021 these take the form of an informal monthly teaching series of videos. For Sundays please see the Sermons page. Thank you and please keep safe.

Vicar's Blog ~ July 2021: A High Calling I suspect that you may never have heard of the battle of Samara. It was fought in AD 363 beside the river Tigris between the Persians and an invading Roman army of 65000 ...

Priest's Blog ~ May 2021 ASK: The Fifth Sunday of Easter - ‘I am the true vine’. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower” (John.15:1) Dear friends, friends old and new, it is unnerving to r...

Priest's Blog ~ April 2021 ASK: Easter Sunday. ‘The Lord is Risen’ ‘He is Risen Indeed’ Dear friends, friends old and new, Happy Easter! There was no way I was going to let another Easter pass us by with...

Priest's Blog ~ March 2021 ASK: The Second Sunday of Lent. “If any want to become my followers.” Dear friends, friends old and new, what a relief we had this week. We now know how the exit of the current loc...

Priest's Blog ~ February 2021 ASK: The Second Sunday Before Lent. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Dear friends, friends old and new, God bless the NHS and Captain Sir Tom who died this week. ...

Priest's Blog ~ January 2021 ASK: Feast of the Epiphany "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?" Dear friends, friends old and new, Happy New Year. A greeting that is given more in hope than in t...

Priest's Blog ~ December 2020 ASK: The Second Sunday of Advent ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me;’ Mk1: 7 Dear friends, friends old and new, we must first thank Arch Deacon John for...

Priest's Blog ~ November 2020 ASK: The Third Sunday before Advent – Remembrance Sunday Dear friends, Friends old and new, this time last week we were sort of expecting it, the second lockdown that is, but we d...

Priest's Blog ~ October 2020 Trinity 17: “Who's vineyard is it?”. Dear friends Friends old and new it seems that the virus is now spreading again and more stringent regulations are being put in place across ...

Priest's Blog ~ September 2020 Trinity 13: We have a blueprint for dealing with conflict. Dear friends, Friends old and new, here we are this week beginning to take baby steps and reintroduce a Eucharist. It wil...

Priest's Blog ~ August 2020 Trinity 8: ‘Are you a feeder too?’ Dear friends, Friends old and new, are you a feeder? Here at St Marys we are a hospitable lot, we love our parties, our coffee mornings and all ...

Priest's Blog ~ July 2020 Trinity 4 Dear friends, Friends old and new. Another week has rolled on and covid-19 is still very much with us, our guard must remain up. Please keep doing what you have been doing. Th...