Fairacres

Fairacres

It comes as a bit of a surprise for quite a few people when they realise that the Church of England has nuns and monks living in communities up and down the country. I grew up around the corner from the Cowley Fathers in East Oxford and as many of you know been...
Owzat!

Owzat!

Many of us will know that Kathleen Brooks is a dab hand at keeping the score card in cricket. I guess that it has enabled her to keep a watchful eye on her two boys, Russell and Clive, as they have played as flannelled fools, as indeed did their Father, Neville,...
The Feast of the Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany

Joy and gratitude surround the birth of Jesus. The angels sang songs of joy to the shepherds as they kept watch over their flocks. The Blessed Virgin sang in praise of God at the Annunciation. Her cousin Elizabeth embraced her with gladness when she visited her and...
Save Christmas?

Save Christmas?

Over the past nine months or so I have had to try and make sense of some pretty bizarre statements via the realm of 24 hour “news” and social media platforms, from whose respective clutches, I have thankfully been able to liberate myself! I have also, in my humble...
Remembrance 2020

Remembrance 2020

A Message from The Vicar for Remembrance I am seldom lost for words. I am extremely grateful to Nick Snape, our Church photographer, who has provided images of how the Church is now dressed and ready for Remembrance Sunday. A big thank you to Margaret Garlick and Pat...