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

Thoughts 12th June

Psalm 61 This short Psalm (just 8 verses!) speaks of Assurance, and in particular of assurance of God’s protection.  The word Assurance brings to mind the Hymn ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine, O what a foretaste of glory Divine’.  There is something precious, immovable and solid about assurance of faith which is a gift of … Read more

Thoughts 22nd May

Warring muppets

Hebrews Ch 12 verse 14    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Sometimes living in peace with others is not always easy, whether it be family members, work colleagues, neighbours, or even some who attend the same Church!  We do not necessarily … Read more

Thoughts 15th May

People together on a beach

Ephesians Ch 6 verse 12    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Whilst we can see injustices in society, terrible wrongs done in the world that we live in, and … Read more