Vicar’s Letter June 2024

Flea market items illustrating earthly treasure

What would you consider a great find?  Perhaps you’re into metal detecting or going along to auctions/car boot sales in the hope of stumbling across something unique and collectable.   Many things we may see as having great worth, however, might also be someone else’s cast-offs.  I suppose the overall benefit here is that items get re-used or … Read more

Feeding the System

Money isn't spiritual wealth

…….For those of us who have read the Bible, we know that this is no surprise, for the fool continues to build on the sand, whilst those who hear and act build on solid ground…….. [to be continued] Is anyone ever satisfied today? Does anyone ever have enough? The reality is that most of us … Read more

Vicar’s Letter April ’24

Garden of Gethsemane

Does the future sometimes give you cause for concern I wonder, as we continue to see alarming reports of conflicts, disasters (man-made and natural), flooding, drought, hunger…the list goes on?  Perhaps you are understandably so engrossed in getting through the present with whatever pressing needs and challenges you may be facing that you have little time … Read more

A Sign of the Times?

Just before my father died in April 2021, we were in conversation about the state of the world when he said, ‘I/we didn’t fight in WW2 to end up with what we have ended up with in this country’.  My response was that I agreed wholeheartedly with him, and it has got worse, in my opinion. … Read more

Easter 2024

All Creatures great and small.

All things bright and beautiful All creatures great and small All things wise and wonderful The Lord God made them all – you included!   What’s the fluffiest, cutest, loveliest, smallest animal you have either owned or looked after?  Mouse, rat, gerbil, hamster, bird, newborn farm animal?  Paul and I once owned two fluffy, bright yellow baby chicks; in fact, we … Read more

Vicar’s Letter March 24

The Holy Sprit, depicted in a church window.

What’s your favourite Gift Card either to give to others or to receive yourself?  The first question I now ask before buying or spending on one is ‘what is its expiry date!’  I have been caught out too often on that front, being left with a worthless bit of plastic just because I hadn’t used it in … Read more

Vicar’s Letter Jan 24

God's guaranteed light and love, symbolised by the Sun over mountains.

I’m sure you often, like me, weigh up the value and worth of product warranties or after-purchase covers. It seems you can’t buy much these days without being offered such add-ons on anything from appliances to tech, gadgets and cars. These policies are presented as giving us added peace of mind; assurance that should the … Read more

Thoughts 1st Jan 23

Mug saying My Cup Runneth Over

Luke Ch 6 verse 38    Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. This is one of those verses that will never become truly meaningful without actually … Read more

Thoughts – 18th Dec

Wait sign

Luke Ch 2 verses 46,51 & 52    After 3 days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions…..Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth…..and increased in wisdom and in years. Waiting is something many of us have had to do this year. … Read more

Thoughts – 27th Nov

In Jail

Psalm 137 verse 1    By the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. To those of a certain age, these words will remind them of a pop song of the late 1970’s, sung by the group Boney M.  They took some Hebrew words of around 2,500 years old and made a … Read more