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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1st July 2021

Dear Friends What a joy it was to hear the sounds of the piano being played in public again in church, Sunday’s concert was a triumph. I must begin by thanking Heather, whose inspiration and vision made Sunday possible. Events like this take time to plan and arrange and a determination to see the vision through. To conceive of such an event as this, surrounded as we are by COVID […]

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24th June 2021

Dear Friends It was good to get away for a break, I have to say that I don’t think I have ever seen the Shropshire countryside looking so beautiful. It was interesting to talk to people who were holidaying in Shropshire for the very first time, they all expressed their delight in Shropshires beauty. We didn’t want to break the spell by telling them that sometimes the county can be […]

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3rd June 2021

Dear Friends As if on cue, 1 June, the first day of Summer – well according to the meteorologists – it was our hottest day so far. Alleluia, keep it coming, I’ve had enough of the cold and rain, but I bet you that if it gets warmer, or continues for more than a few weeks, I’ll start moaning that it’s all a bit too hot! I remember when I lived for a […]

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27th May 2021

Dear Friends At last the weather people tell us that there is a possibility of some warm weather arriving at the end of this week. I must say I don’t think I have ever known a colder April and May.  Since the first lockdown a few of us have been meeting either virtually, or in person, on Friday for drinks. Talk about mad dogs and Englishmen going out in the […]

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20th May 2021

Dear Friends It was good to see many of you present in church and online for last Sunday’s Annual Parochial Church meeting. My congratulations to Susan and Chris, our Church Wardens. To Ben, Ann and Monica, elected to our PCC, also to Richard, Mother Eileen and Alex, elected to serve for two years.  For those of you worshipping with us last Sunday either in person or online you will remember my quoting […]

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