St Anne’s Church, Tottington
Tottington Matters
The Vicar’s blog.
Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day

I’ve never been a great fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I’m probably avoiding failure by not trying in the first place. I seek to justify it by saying that if there are things to improve in our lives, we shouldn’t wait until new year to implement them? But I think I’m...

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The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift

We often refer to Christ’s coming at Christmas in terms of gifts. The word became flesh and dwelt among us. Unbidden and unsought, Christ comes to earth to reveal what God is like in a way that eludes human reason. The Christian story is something no one could have...

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Remembrance

Remembrance

Many people are familiar with the gatherings that happen on Remembrance Sunday and on Armistice Day [November 11th]. There are usually one or more Christian ministers present at these events, and in addition many churches hold special services. It is important to...

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Harvest

Harvest

On Sunday 8th October we will hold our annual Harvest Festival service at which people are encouraged to bring items to church which are then distributed to charitable organisations to help the homeless and others in need. Harvest Festival is not exclusively a...

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Mission Community Walk

Mission Community Walk

Update, 26th November 2023: The walk took place and you can read all about it (and look at the photos) via the link below: https://tottingtonstannes.org.uk/special-feature/a-grand-day-out/ On Saturday 30th September we hope to hold a Mission Community walk. The walk...

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Confirming Our Faith

Confirming Our Faith

In life when we confirm something, we say yes to it. At confirmation we essentially say yes to Jesus’ call to follow him on our journey throughout life. We confirm our faith to him. Parents and godparents will usually have said yes for us when we were babies and...

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St. Swithin

St. Swithin

This month sees us enter what traditionally has been the hottest month of the year. It’s the end of the academic year and the start of a well-deserved rest for all who have been studying. July also includes within it the feast day of St. Swithin, a day on which people...

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The Cross of Wales

The Cross of Wales

By the time that this month’s edition of the Parish Magazine “hits the news-stands” the Coronation of King Charles III will be an event which is seen in our rear-view mirror It is unsurprising that given his long tenure as “Prince of Wales” the processional cross...

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

The great Arthur Ashe, legendary tennis player and first African American to be recruited by the US Davis Cup Tennis Team is credited as saying “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” Ashe was sustained throughout...

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Hugh’s Last Post

Hugh’s Last Post

This, dear readers, is my last offering for the parish website. Now, stop weeping, pull yourselves together and get a grip! It has, in truth, been something of a struggle to put finger to keyboard, my desire to be neither self-referential or sentimental. It is...

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Tottington Matters

Tottington Matters

The very keen eyed of you will have noticed that the View from the Vicarage has been retitled Tottington Matters; I thought that was rather clever and means that during the interregnum the Curate will not have to sit in an empty and forlorn building seeking...

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St Therese of Lisieux

St Therese of Lisieux

St Therese of Lisieux is one of the Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church. She did not attend University nor in fact receive any formal “education” as we might imagine it, or is it to suffer it, today! Millions of copies of her biography have been sold worldwide and...

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