Yesterday, we had an absolutely amazing animal service attended by over 15 dogs, 4 cats, 1 lamb, and 1 rabbit. Check out the pictures from the special day!
From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, What are we then to do? Those who were hearing John the Baptist’s fiery message were worried. What can we do to be safe? How can we avoid being thrown into the fire? John the Baptist had a certain understanding of what the coming Messiah would be … [Read more…]
From the Vicar…My dearest brothers and sisters,Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.John the Baptist comes into our way of being once again. John’s purpose in life, the role God has chosen him for: Prepare the way for the Lord. John is told from the moment of his birth that this is … [Read more…]
My dearest brothers and sisters,Be on guardWe enter the season of Advent. And again we have such apocalyptic imagery.Jesus speaks: There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. Every year, the first Sunday of … [Read more…]
From the Vicar…My dearest sisters and brothers,Christ the King is a relatively new feast in the Church Calendar. It was introduced by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to remind Christians at the time that their allegiance was to Christ rather than to their earthly rulers.We need to remember what was happening in 1925. Europe was … [Read more…]
The Christmas Season is almost upon us, and we have so much going on at St. Michael and All Angels! Come and join us in jam-packed Advent and Christmas events.
Dear brothers and sisters,For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;there will be earthquakes in various places;there will be famines.Since Jesus’ time, there has rarely been a time of peace. There have been periods where there has been less conflict, or conflict on a smaller scale, but always some conflict.Our own time is … [Read more…]
Thinking about this historic day, my attention has been focused ontwo pictures in my study. The first is a water-colour of a villagechurch surrounded by fields with mountains in the background. Thechurchyard, with its low dry-stone wall, is where my parents areburied (my father saw active service in the 1st World War). In acorner of … [Read more…]
From the Vicar…Dear brothers and sisters,The following is part of a sermon entitled ‘Death, the King of Terrors,’ by Canon Henry Scott Holland. The sermon was preached at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, in May 1910 after the death of King Edward VII. I have found this ‘poem’ very helpful over the years. For people who … [Read more…]
Letter My dear brothers and sisters,Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.The request of the two brothers can be understood to be about power and control, about who is the top dog. It speaks of the allure of power, of being close to those who … [Read more…]