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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29th July 2021

Dear Friends It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Lady Grania Munro. Grania was a devoted member of our 8am congregation. She served and administered┬áthe chalice at our early service. Grania was for many years a committed member of a prayer group begun by Gwyneth Cole. What you might not know was Grania’s love for creating icons. An icon is a window onto another […]

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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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10th June 2021

Dear Friends Next Monday 14th June marks the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. This was a major event in the recent history of London and the entire nation. St Nick’s will be joining with other churches across the country to remember this tragedy by ringing our church bell 72 times at 7pm, once for each victim of the fire. At 7.03pm there will be two minutes’ silence, as […]

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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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