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

Thoughts 13th Nov

Christ the King stained glass window

1 Timothy 1: 17    ‘Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.  Amen.’ This verse reminds me of the hymn ‘Immortal, Invisible, God only wise.’  This gives us a sad reminder of what we may have lost together over the past months, not being … Read more

Thoughts 3rd July

Tomb stairs

Luke Ch 16 verse 31    But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’” This verse comes at the end of the story that Jesus told about a rich man and the poor man Lazarus, who both … Read more

Thoughts 26th June

Wedding rings

Psalm 111 verse 5    ‘He remembers His covenant for ever.’ This is the God we serve, who is Holy, trustworthy and pure.  This verse gives us such reassurance; that the new and living way – the New Covenant – to the Father, enabled by the Son, is sure and steadfast.  As this verse says, … Read more