Magazine September 2019

2019 parish concert slider

We Need One Another!  My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I’m sure most of you will have now heard that I will be Retiring at Harvest, on Sunday 13th October 2019 at the 10am Service; followed by lunch in the hall. Retiring, but definitely not leaving! After a holiday, I plan to join everyone back in the pews; and … Read More

Launde Abbey Retreat

St Mary Magdalene

Launde Abbey

The Parish Retreat is once again going to the beautiful house and grounds of Launde Abbey. Launde Abbey is a substantial country house in east Leicestershire. It is surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens and parkland containing mature trees. There is an 18th-century stable block, a chapel, and an early 19th-century ha-ha, walled garden and glasshouse. Launde Abbey was built on … Read More

Launde Abbey 2016

August retreat to Launde Abbey We had a super trip to Launde this year, with rest, relaxation, games, food, drink, worship, and time spend thinking about Richard III and visiting Leicester Cathedral and the Visitor Centre, and learning about Leadership through the ages. We also spent time reflecting upon and developing our Mission Action Plan for the Parish, and you … Read More

Magazine August 2016

Launde Abbey

Parish Magazine ~ July 2016 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 is not the opposite of love. We may think it natural to suppose that these pairs are opposites, but they are not. The opposite … Read More

Magazine May 2016

Spring Fair 2016

Parish Magazine ~ May 2016 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 funerals of those from among our midst: Ian le Geyt. Then, soon after … Read More

Magazine February 2016

Parish Magazine ~ February 2016 It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Les Fish on January 22nd. Heartfelt prayers and condolences go to Jackie in her and our loss. Les’ funeral will be in church at 11:00 am on Friday 12th February. Dear friends, When we think about the Creation of the Universe, banged into … Read More

Magazine January 2016

Epiphany

Parish Magazine ~ January 2016 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, taking us to Candlemas on February 2nd.Perhaps you remember the Christmas adverts, some of which I talked about in my Christmas sermons this year. The John Lewis one … Read More

Magazine December 2015

2015 Christmas services

Parish Magazine ~ December 2015 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 against whom I was being crushed turned to me and said ‘It must be your busy time now’. ‘Yes’ I said, ‘but … Read More