View from the Vicarage | Desiderata

View from the Vicarage | Desiderata

My brother John and I shared bedroom until I left home to go off to University. As little boys we slept end to end and in that unusual context he taught me my prayers! As a teenager I was the one whose bed was lodged against the bedroom window that used to freeze up...
View from the Vicarage

View from the Vicarage

The view this month is a little grey in spite of the bright blue sunshine and the soaring temperatures. Over the past few days I have visited Tottington Primary and High Schools. I have spoken to members of staff as well as pupils. I was asked to lead prayers at the...
View from the Vicarage – Cynicism

View from the Vicarage – Cynicism

Cynicism is a very unattractive dimension of modern life – but it’s not a new phenomena. It comes from a Greek word and is ‘an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest’. It is easy to understand how folk can become like this. The...
View from the Vicarage – Micah 6:8

View from the Vicarage – Micah 6:8

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). There are times in life when we realise just how little control, power or influence we actually have. This can be a salutary and humbling realisation....
View from the Vicarage – Lent

View from the Vicarage – Lent

Ash Wednesday is a day of Holy Obligation that this year falls on the 1st of March. That’s to say that it is one of the principal dates in the calendar when a Christian ought to be in Church to make their Holy Communion and prepare themselves for the start of this...