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

Magazine May 2017

St Mary Magdalene Spring Fair 2017

Parish Magazine ~ May 2017 Dear Friends, As you read this, I shall be a very long way away, in the USA, beginning a period of study leave which Bishop Rob and the Diocese have kindly granted me. This becomes possible every ten years or so, in fact it is ten years since I last had a sabbatical in 2007. … Read More

Magazine March 2017

Ash Wednesday 2017

Parish Magazine ~ March 2017 Do you have a great wardrobe? Most people have a cupboard in their bedroom, with a rail and perhaps some chests of drawers too. But to a medieval king a wardrobe meant something slightly different, as it was a room close to the chamber in which they slept, in which their valuables (which included their … Read More

Magazine February 2017

Bingo night with Fish and Chips

Parish Magazine ~ February 2017 For the first time in quite a while, Lent does not start in February. So we have a ‘green’ month – liturgical green at least, and a good period of time to draw breath between the Christmas season and the coming penitential season. ‘Lent’ actually means ‘Spring’, and this coming year it really will be … Read More

Magazine May 2015

2015 May Cover Image

Parish Magazine ~ May 2015 2014 was an eventful year in the life of the parish, as the reports on fabric and other activities have shown. As always, the particular features of the year are outlined in the Annual Report which is available on the website and elsewhere. So what I say is more of a personal take, and as … Read More