Magazine July 2020

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Parish Magazine ~ July 2020 Due to the Coronavirus ‘Lockdown’ of March 2020 onwards, the Parish magazine is published mainly online and only a few copies printed for archival purposes. Our clergy have been writing by email to members of the congregation, and the content appears here. Trinity Sunday Dear friends, Time rolls onward as an inevitable stream, and even … Read More

Magazine June 2020

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Parish Magazine ~ June 2020 Due to the Coronavirus ‘Lockdown’ of March 2020 onwards, th Parish magazine is published mainly online and only a few copies printed for archival purposes. The Vicar has been writing by email to members of the congregation, and the content appears here. Easter 4 – May 3rd 2020 Dear Friends, Perhaps this saying is familiar … Read More

Magazine May 2020

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Parish Magazine ~ May 2020 Due to the Coronavirus ‘Lockdown’ of March 2020 onwards, th Parish magazine is published mainly online and only a few copies printed for archival purposes. The Vicar has been writing by email to members of the congregation, and the content appears here. Holy Week: Dear St Mary Magdalene Family, In order to slow down the … Read More

ASK – Easter 3

Vicar’s Blog ~ April 2020ASK – Easter 3 Dear friends, I don’t often quote a bank, but the phrase used by Barclays this week, ‘we may be further apart but we have never been closer’ has special resonance, not only at this time, but for us the community of Christ. We have always felt close to others from whom we … Read More

ASK: Lock down extended

Vicar’s Blog ~ April 2020Ask: Lock down Christ is risen: Alleluia! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Dear friends, The lock down has been extended, which comes as no surprise really. Perhaps we are getting used to it in a strange way. I hope and pray that everyone is well and coping. Jayne B is in hospital (not with the virus), so … Read More

Easter 2 ~ At Home at Easter

At Home at Easter John 20:18-31 It’s still Easter! Christ is risen: Alleluia! We are Easter People, and ‘Alleluia’ is our song: yet we live in surreal and unique times. The Church year is marked out not only by Holy Days and special readings and prayers, but also by particular hymns and songs. This means that as we approach Easter … Read More

Easter Day 2020

Easter Day 2020 Matthew 28:1-10 The Lord is Risen, he is risen indeed. Amen How many of us have gone to church, read our Bibles, said our prayers and believed we had cracked it, this business of being a Christian. Then out of the blue, wham, something happens that knocks us so hard to the ground that we really need … Read More

ASK: Maundy Thursday – Easter

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Vicar’s Blog ~ April 2020 ASK: Maundy Thursday – Easter As we enter the great three days (Triddum) of Easter it is going to be one the like of which we have never seen or experienced.  Hard as it is, we must embrace this, embrace it with fortitude, conviction, determination, humility and a sense of purpose that this is necessary.  … Read More

Stewardship Letter 2020

Stewardship letter 2020 Dear friends, Two years have gone by and it is time to write to you again about Stewardship. It is, of course, the continued commitment of time, talents and money that you all give so freely and generously that allows us to survive and I thank you all for that. We live, as the Chinese curse has … Read More

Palm Sunday 2020

Palm Sunday 2020 In order to slow down the infection rate, churches are closed and clergy told to stay away. The last time this happened was in 1208 when King John refused to accept Pope Innocent’s Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. So the pope put England under an ‘interdict’ which endured between March 1208 and May 1213, thereby preventing the … Read More

Magazine April 2020

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Parish Magazine ~ April 2020 Due to the Coronavirus ‘Lockdown’ of March 2020 onwards, th Parish magazine is published mainly online and only a few copies printed for archival purposes. The Vicar has been writing by email to members of the congregation, and the content appears here. Coronavirus Task Force Dear friends, This is a time of anxiety and uncertainty, … Read More

ASK On being at home this Lent….

Vicar’s Blog ~ March 24 2020 March 24 2020 My dear friends, We are united in spirit and connected in prayer. Sadly the church is closed and we are stuck at home, for better or worse. Weddings are cancelled, and the thought of funerals unbearable. Spare a big prayer for David Cater, who sings with our choir frequently, whose dear wife Diane died … Read More

Distance yourselves and stay close to God…

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Vicar’s Blog ~ 18 March 2020 ‘Distance yourselves and stay close to God…’ Dear friends, Distance yourselves and stay close to God… It was not my plan to write daily, but then plans are not quite where we are at at the moment! I’ve been writing this on and off all day, and things change from one hour to the … Read More

Vicar’s blog Coronavirus Special

Vicar’s Blog ~ Coronavirus Special 16 March 2020 Dear beloved friends, This is a time of anxiety and uncertainty, we all know. I am writing, firstly to assure you of support and prayer and love. Some people are self-isolating, or are simply a bit worried, or indeed are not worried! In any event and wherever you stand in the field … Read More