The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

The service of Readings and Hymns for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was packed to the rafters on June12th, so for those of you who weren’t able to attend (and for those of you who did!) Hugh has suggested we print the readings here for you to enjoy. There are some...
It’s a small world!

It’s a small world!

I was recently made aware of a survivor from the bombing of the village in 1944. Both parents of the person in question were killed on Christmas Eve and she herself was badly injured. I was very pleased to go and visit Mary Conway, formerly of 225 Bury Road, Chapel...
Onward Christian Soldiers

Onward Christian Soldiers

Hymn No 549 Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus, going on before. Sabine Baring-Gould was an Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist, folk song collector and eclectic scholar. He was born at St Sidwell in Exeter in 1834...
Hymn writer George Herbert

Hymn writer George Herbert

This sixteenth century poet was priest at the little church of St. Andrews in a village in the Wiltshire countryside with the rather quaint name of Fugglestone-Cum-Bemerton. It is just outside Salisbury and is quite significant to me as it was where my goddaughter...
Women V Cancer Bike Ride

Women V Cancer Bike Ride

Thank you to all those that have supported me in my fundraising for breast, ovarian and cervical cancers- I have raised £2,989 for the three charities from two events plus personal donations including a virtual quiz night (March 2021) hosted by our local quiz master...