21st October 2021

Dear Friends There is a lot going on at the moment, which you will see when you scroll to the bottom of this e-bulletin. First, some congratulations are in order. First to Janet who ran such a successful MacMillian coffee morning which raised over £1,200. Second to Heather who on Sunday afternoon arranged the first in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts. It was a huge success, the music was sublime and it was […]

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7th October 2021

Dear Friends I had to drive to Shropshire on Sunday evening in readiness to welcome a heating engineer on Monday morning at 9.00 am who was due to service our CH boiler. There is no gas in the village so we are stuck with oil. It was interesting to discuss with him possible greener alternatives. Electricity based solutions are still, I’m afraid quite expensive, so we’re stuck with oil for the moment. It is a […]

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30th September 2021

Dear Friends You can tell that  Autumn is upon us when we have already got to the second round of the Great British Bake Off and it’s only the 30th of September. I’m sure you all have your own favourites, my money is on Jurgen and Giuseppe. Thinking of baking, congratulations are due to Janet Lucy and her team who have raised over £1,200 at their MacMillian Coffee Morning in church last […]

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16th September 2021

Dear Friends How good it has been to see more people back in church for our worship, and now for social events too! We look forward to being back in person with Friends of St Nicholas this Sunday evening. I came across a quotation recently by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from his classic work on Christian Community ‘Life together’, in which he says that our physical closeness to one another is a wonderful and irreplaceable […]

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9th September 2021

Dear Friends It was wonderful to see so many of you in church on Sunday morning. I was deeply touched by your presence and thanks. I thought I would include a quote from a member of our congregation which I think sums up Sunday’s worship beautifully. “I wanted to say how really lovely last Sunday’s service was. I found it very emotional and it was so special to be able to […]

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2nd September 2021

Dear Friends We are fast approaching Sunday 5 September, I have called it Back to Church Sunday, I might well have named  it Reset Sunday. I hope from the 5 September we can begin to re-chart a way forward for our church, ourselves as members of the Body of Christ and our relationship with the community. It will be good to see Children’s Church back and meeting again in September. So […]

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19th August 2021

Dear Friends I do hope that you are all managing to get some rest and relaxation this August, whether it is at home, in the UK, or abroad. It is good that restrictions have been relaxed to allow this and indeed to allow more socialisation, but we must not become complacent, today’s infection rate stands at 33,904 up 4,292 from last week, the virus is still alive and active. So the message […]

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22nd July 2021

Dear Friends I hope you are managing to enjoy this amazing weather – it’s almost too hot. The school summer holidays are upon us, I do hope you will all manage to find some rest and relaxation over the next six weeks, goodness knows we all deserve it. However, with infection rates rising, I do hope you will be extra careful. We will this Sunday be singing hymns once again for […]

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15th July 2021

Dear Friends I have to be honest, I’m not very good at watching sporting events – especially critical ones on TV. In fact I’m not very good at watching anything sporting on TV. I’m the kind of person who wants to know the result before embarking on the journey. Crime fiction, sporting events, TV, Film, or books, it doesn’t matter whether I’m reading, or watching. So on Sunday, I watched the last two minutes of full […]

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8th July 2021

Dear Friends Now that we know something of the Government’s thinking post 19th July. I believe that I can announce with some certainty that the singing of hymns will resume on Sunday 25th July. I am sure this will be a joy for all of us. As to other mitigating measures, I leave this to your discretion. I do not want anybody to feel uncomfortable or pressured. As the wearing of face masks is about the protection of […]

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