1st April 2018

As you’ve probably realised by now,  I am very taken with the fact of Easter Sunday falling on April Fools’ Day (for the first time since 1956!).  Perhaps you’re even at church today because of one of our “Jesus rose no joke” flyers in your letterbox. The reason why the Easter-April Fools’ connection caught my […]

25th March 2018

It was encouraging to see such a good turnout (49 people) at our Annual Vestry Meeting last Sunday. The rector’s, wardens’ and treasurer’s reports were presented, prompting a number of helpful questions that were asked from the floor. Written reports were provided on children’s and youth ministry, safe ministry, mission, craft group, flower guild, women’s […]

18th March 2018

I want to share one of the goals I’ll be mentioning in my report at today’s Annual Meeting. I am praying that we experience a growing confidence in the Bible as the primary means of encounter with God in our everyday lives. Jesus said, “The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and they […]

Sunday 11th March 2018

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the opportunity we have to share in the work of the gospel through financial support of our parish. Today can I remind you of the wonderful work of many Christian organisations. This week I received newsletters from the Bible Society (which aims to put the word of God into […]

Sunday 4th March 2018

With our Annual Parish Meeting coming up in two weeks, let me explain a little parish politics!  The Anglican system of church government is, I believe, a very good one and perhaps the best of all.  It makes the rector responsible for “cure of souls” in the parish and, under God, for its overall spiritual […]