Category Archives: Church

Vicar’s Letter Easter 2020 – Covid19 Coronavirus

Updated 18 March: Services Suspended during Coronavirus Precautions on Archbishops’ advice, but Prayer available in Church, see https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsmadeley/photos/a.949576348405323/3350815404948060/?type=3&notif_id=1584627158845577&notif_t=page_post_reaction Letter: As I write, there is much uncertainty about the outbreak of the Coronavirus – nobody quite knows where it will impact … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter March 2020

Of all the seasons of the year springtime is my favourite. As I walk Fin our dog, I love to see the new green shoots, the spring flowers and the blossom on the trees – all of which speak of … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter February 2020

The Winter months can feel very tough (not to mention cold) and for some a tremendous struggle. But deep down, we all know that spring follows winter and new life IS on the way – not just for nature but … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Christmas Letter 2019

Looking for wise men and women! As the General Election draws near, it’s not just at the Nativity Plays that we are looking out for Wise People!  Our country badly needs wisdom and reassurance and … so do we! Life can … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter November 2019

As the clocks go back and the nights draw in November is a grafting time of year.  Time to be faithful and to be thankful for the good things we have. October 31st this year seems to be a massive … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter October 2019

Less than a month ago and just down the road in Betley, the beautifully restored Betley Court burnt down. Mercifully, no-one was hurt but it is a great tragedy to see such a lovingly restored Grade 2 18th Century Manor House … Continue reading

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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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