Magazine August 2019

Parish Magazine ~ August 2019 Dear Friends, Well what a Patronal weekend we had! A stunning and well-attended Organ Spectacular at which John Rippin, Keith Beniston and Jonathan Marten played wonderfully, including a topically themed improvisation on ‘Blue Moon’ by Keith. After delightful fizz on the lawn, we adjourned to the Hall, where Judy Smith had prepared a bumptious dinner … Read More

Vicar’s Blog August 2019

Vicar’s Blog ~ August 2019 Well what a Patronal weekend we had! A stunning and well-attended Organ Spectacular at which John Rippin, Keith Beniston and Jonathan Marten played wonderfully, including a topically themed improvisation on ‘Blue Moon’ by Keith. After delightful fizz on the lawn, we adjourned to the Hall, where Judy Smith had prepared a bumptious dinner of cold … Read More

Patronal Festival 2019 ~ Moonstruck Mary Magdalene

I wonder if Mary Magdalene ever looked into the night sky and wondered about that white blob we now call the moon? She, whom some scholars have taken to be some kind of lunatic – someone from whom seven kinds of demon were cast out. The word lunatic comes from the idea that someone who was mad, was somehow affected … Read More

Patronal Festival 2015

On 19 July we were joined by musicians and some extra choir members to celebrate the Patronal Festival Eucharist in style. The setting was Schubert’s Mass in G and we sang the Jubilate by Stanford for the Anthem. Jonathan Marten conducted and Keith Beniston accompanied on the organ. Many thanks to them, the musicians and extra choir members who helped … Read More

Patronal Festival 2015 ~ Magdalene

As you may know, I am a Magdalene Man. Not an hairy man, or a smooth man, as Alan Bennett might put it, but a Magdalene Man. By that I mean that I studied – philosophy and then theology – since you ask – at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Magdalene College, Cambridge is, of course a far better College than Magdalen … Read More

St Mary Magdalene and the anniversary of Church

In the name of the Father… I wonder if any of you have ever been to Machu Picchu? I haven’t, although I understand it is a beautiful, mysterious and fascinating place. It was discovered exactly 100 years ago today, by a certain Hiram Bingham, a Hawaiian explorer. Known as the lost city of the Incas, it is set high in … Read More

Patronal Festival 2011

As we do every year we shall celebrate the Feast of St Mary Magdalene and the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church with a special celebration of communion involving a an orchestra and augmented choir. The Celebrant and Preacher will be the Vicar, The Reverend Gordon Giles. Patronal Sunday 24th July Sung Eucharist for the Feast of St Mary … Read More