Worship Through Winter

Worship Through Winter

According to my diary, British wintertime begins on Thursday the 21st of December. This is also the day on which many Anglicans (me included) keep the Feast Day of St Thomas the Apostle and Martyr. There is an old rhyme that goes, “St. Thomas Day, St. Thomas Gray, The...
In Quires And Places Where They Sing!

In Quires And Places Where They Sing!

Ken Bayliss retired as Church Organist last week having carried out 40 years sat on the organ stool!! What I said about him can be found in my sermon here. We now have a rota of four organists with Alan Beedie taking the Choir for practice. It is planned that they...
View from the Vicarage – Pass On

View from the Vicarage – Pass On

A few days ago I made a very long and rather tedious journey by train to Bath. The overall journey took me about 12 hours from start to finish for a meeting that lasted not much more than twenty five minutes! “What”, I can hear you all say, “gripped the attention of...
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...