24th May 2020
Thy Kingdom Come – A Prayer For A New Future

There’s not much room in the vicarage loft. It’s full of old photographs that we don’t want to lose. There must be thirty albums worth up there and other little boxes filled with all sorts of pictures and cuttings. A task of this lockdown time was that we would go through the lot of them…

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10th May 2020
The Way. The Truth And The Life? And Then What?

You’ll remember him of course from when he used to help out in the coffee shop. Taking the orders and waiting at tables. Not so good in the kitchen itself I seem to recall. But really good with the customers. Then he joined the rota for the Foodbank. Meeting clients in the prayer corner complete…

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19th Apr 2020
When Locked Doors Suddenly Become Opened

Like many of you, I am a great lover of the theatre and one of my favourite all time plays is “The Woman In Black”. It’s a bit of a ghost story. The sort of thing that might have you hiding behind your coat as the suspense of it all starts to grip you. And…

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12th Apr 2020
Journey’s End is Full of Surprises

When it came to the long school holidays, I enjoyed being lazy! When he heard that I had nothing in mind to keep me out of mischief, my Vicar said that I should be appointed as Parish Gardener! This meant going from house to house and tidying the gardens of those who were elderly and…

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22nd Mar 2020
How Big Does Your Family Feel This Morning?

How big does your family feel this morning? For me it started out the size of just the three of us. My mum, my dad and me. But when I married Alison, it all began to explode. There was suddenly a whole mass of people who were sisters in law and brothers in law. Aunties…

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8th Mar 2020
Courage To Take The Next Step

If anyone is interested in organ lessons – please come to the school chapel at 12.15pm next Monday for an introductory session. Well I was interested! But when the day came I was at home with a cold, and the following Monday when I poked my head round the chapel door, some boy was already,…

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23rd Feb 2020

From where I am standing, I can just see the window in the Lady Chapel, some of you will see it better than that and some of you can’t see it at all. I know we are so very lucky to have so many beautiful windows, but I have to say that window is my…

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9th Feb 2020
Not yet in Bethlehem

Last Sunday I enlisted the help of some Messy Church children to take down the Christmas Stable. It left a trail of straw across the church (sorry Jill), I trod on a light bulb and broke it (sorry Andy) and I couldn’t quite manage to pull apart all the pieces so that they could fit…

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