Magazine July 2019

Frinton 2019

Dear friends, It really began in the spring of 2017 when my nephew brought his fiancé to meet the family at my sister’s home in Berkshire. They told us that they planned to marry in May 2019 in Bali and they would be delighted (made up) if any of the family could be there. This got Malcolm and I thinking. … Read More

Magazine June 2019

Parish Tea Dance poster

Parish Magazine ~ June 2019 Dear Friends, There isn’t much room for me in this month’s packed magazine! I don’t mind – as the American Composer John Cage once said, ‘I have nothing to say and I am saying it’! To be serious, we congratulate and welcome Annaliese Fenwick on her election as new Churchwarden and, for the second time … Read More

The Parish Barbecue

St Mary Magdalene

The Parish Barbecue

The annual Parish Barbecue, held at Alison and Paul Reeve’s promises to be a fun-filled afternoon/evening with outdoor games. Bring your own food & drink.

Magazine July 2018

Parish Magazine ~ July 2018 As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, most of us have no conception of what life without penicillin, surgery and medicine would be like. Clearly it would be painful and short, especially at the end. Similarly, even only a few centuries ago people could not have conceived of our world of hospitals, surgery and chemotherapy. … Read More

Magazine June 2018

2018 Jazz Evening

Parish Magazine ~ June 2018 Suddenly summer is upon us, after what can only be described as a bumpy ride in!  Which means we can turn our attention to the summer of 2020 – only 2 years away. Casting our minds back 8 years, we went with 50 others to Oberammergau, the Bavarian town where the famous Passion Play is … Read More

Magazine May 2018

Parish Magazine ~ May 2018 APCM Vicar’s report – 29/4/18Dear Friends,This time last year I had left for the United States on my study leave, and I managed to be a very long way away from the APCM! You managed admirably without me, and indeed, assisted by Jackie and Mo, the whole three months of my absence was looked after … Read More

Magazine April 2018

2018 bingo with fish and chips

Parish Magazine ~ April 2018 It’s not every year that the magazine is published on Easter Day. And certainly not every year that the first Sunday of April is not only Easter Day but April 1st, All Fools’ Day! In fact that hasn’t happened since 1327*. That was the year Elizabeth de Burgh died. She was the wife – Queen … Read More

Magazine July 2017

Parish barbecue

Dear friends, So many of you have asked about our recent holiday in the North of Cyprus I thought it would be a good idea to share some of our experience with you here. Little did we realise when our daughter Miranda married a young Turkish Cypriot man, that we would be incorporated, not only into his family, but also … Read More

Parish Barbecue 2015

Parish barbecue

  The beautiful communal garden at Alison and Paul Reeves’ were the setting of the annual Parish Barbecue. We came armed with food to be barbecued and Alison welcomed us with a generous glass of Pimms. Salads and a bounteous supply of truly scrumptious deserts were provided by members of the congregation. Swingball and a game of King Pin contributed … Read More