View from the Vicarage – Oradour

View from the Vicarage – Oradour

“Down this road, on a summer day in 1944 … The soldiers came. Nobody lives here now. They stayed only a few hours. When they had gone, a community which had lived for a thousand years … was dead. This is Oradour-sur-Glane, in France. The day the soldiers...
View from the Vicarage

View from the Vicarage

My late Mother always believed that one of the most important things she ever did for her children was to teach them how to read. I still have the book that she taught me from. It’s a now somewhat tatty edition of Enid Blyton’s, Brer Rabbit Again. If I ever found a...
View from the Vicarage – Judge Not!

View from the Vicarage – Judge Not!

In the Gospel of St Luke we read Jesus’ words, “Judge not and ye shall not be judged.” Jesus words remain a particular challenge not only to the self righteous but also to a 21st society that is easily defined in terms of a blame and litigation driven culture. On...