Minister’s Message


31
May 2016

Dear Friends On Sunday 10th April I spoke in church about the loneliness that is an everyday fact of life for many people in our parish and how we, as a church, rarely think about or talk about loneliness even though the consequences can be alarming and even harmful. In our community, no age, marital or family stage is immune to loneliness. According the census statistics, 22% of the homes around our church have one person living in them and 15% of the parish population is elderly. These facts, along with the......

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30
Apr 2016

Dear Friends, When I returned from the Holy Land two years ago I was given a beautiful book called “The Cross – Meditations and Images”. Of all the world’s religious images, the Crossis the most enduring and widespread and it has been an inspiration to millions for over two thousand years. One of the reflections on the cross contained in the book which I found inspirational was written by a man called Richard Hobbs. Are you afraid to follow me to Calvary in case you are involved in something you cannot......

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01
Apr 2016

Dear Friends, When I returned from the Holy Land two years ago I was given a beautiful book called “The Cross – Meditations and Images”. Of all the world’s religious images, the Crossis the most enduring and widespread and it has been an inspiration to millions for over two thousand years. One of the reflections on the cross contained in the book which I found inspirational was written by a man called Richard Hobbs. Are you afraid to follow me to Calvary in case you are involved in something you cannot......

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28
Feb 2016

Dear Friends, One of my favourite books is ‘Pillars of the Earth’ written by Ken Follet. The story is set in the middle of 12th century England. Set against historical events, the book explores the development of the medieval architecture and building work which produced the great European Cathedrals. Ken Follet writes about the architects and builders taking a lifetime to build the Cathedrals without the technology we take for granted today. Most of the architects and builders didn’t live to see their buildings completed but many future generations, including ours, have......

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