Vicar's Blog

​In My Hands

Published on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:41
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If you look closely at the edges, you can see my fingers reflected in the shiny black plastic as I take the photograph. It felt strange to be holding an actual vinyl copy of the famous Beatles’ number 1 ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand,’ belonging to the elderly...


Published on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 16:45
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So, Lent has begun, and if you’ve surrendered your chocolate indulgence, then there’s no turning back now. The principal reason for giving something up at Lent for us to focus on the solemnity, hardship and spiritual devotion of the lifestyle of Jesus...

Up It Goes

Published on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:37
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Watching the scaffolding going up along the south façade of the church to sort the roof that’s been leaking for years is a great feeling for three reasons:

1 At last it’s happening!

2 The complex admin of the planning and permissions from both the Church...

Having It All

Published on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 13:36
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How sad to hear of the death of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, just in her 40s and widely known as the girl who had it all. But was this true? Top-class musician, A-list party star, apparent wealth and privilege, flash-gun smile. So many people spend a lifetime...

A Time for Fun

Published on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:37
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When around 100 people gathered for St Simon’s annual ceilidh dance, one group of people left after the finale ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ saying that they didn’t know if they would have better fun at any point this year. The Bible says that there is “a time to...