Category Archives: Church

Vicar’s Letter August/September 2019

At 54, my friend Dave has just taken a redundancy package from his work.  He has worked for the same firm since leaving college – over 30 years!  He told me that going into work on his final day was … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter July 2019

Sometimes people ask me: What’s a parish church? The answer is: One that serves ALL its residents regardless of background, creed or colour. All Saints’ remit is to be available as a place of worship and a community of believers … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter May 2019

Two years ago on Mothering Sunday my Mum died after 12 years of living with Dementia. Those twelve years saw her go from an independent and capable person to someone who literally needed everything doing for her. My dad died … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter Easter 2019

The heart of the Christian faith is God’s love and forgiveness.  We ALL make mistakes and we all need forgiveness which is precisely why God sent Jesus into the world. It is remarkably arrogant if we think that we have … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter March 2019

Dear Friends, Actions speak louder than words … Or so the saying goes! The brilliant thing about Jesus’ life is that he spoke powerfully AND he consistently acted with compassion and integrity. Just take a look at his life: he … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Church Membership

Under the Church Representation Rules a new Church Electoral Roll is being prepared. All persons who wish to have their names entered on the new Roll, whether their names are entered on the present Roll or not, are requested to … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter February 2019

Calling all Brides and Grooms! With Valentine’s Day this month, may I encourage YOU to consider getting married at All Saints’ or St Margaret’s. In previous generations most people got married in church but now weddings take place almost anywhere!  … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter Christmas 2018

Dear Friends, In church we very often address God as: “Almighty God” out of reverence and respect.  But is that the only and best way to think of God?  … Almighty?  As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the birth … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter November 2018

As I’m sure you know, Remembrance Sunday this year is extra significant because of it being the centenary of the end of the First World War. Mercifully the guns fell silent at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter October 2018

On Sunday 7th October we will be celebrating Harvest Festival and many of us think of tins of beans and packets of cereal and the wonderful display of produce: cauliflowers, ripe tomatoes, stripy marrows and the rest – not forgetting … Continue reading

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