Letter from the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar   My dearest sisters and brothers, The letter of James gives us much to think about. He takes us into the world of what we say and what we do. On the one hand, he gives power to our words. On the other, he says our words are useless if we don’t … [Read more…]

Michaelmas

Michaelmas Michaelmas is a special time of year here at St Michael’s. This is a beautiful feast day that we take real delight in celebrating, and use the opportunity to worship and have table fellowship with many people we don’t often get to see. It is a day full of praise and glory, food and … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Parish Notices

From the Vicar My dearest sisters and brothers, Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. We understand what Jesus is telling us. It is the central part of our life as a Church. We understand what Jesus is saying. The bread is Jesus’ body, the wine … [Read more…]

Letter form the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant. Mary expresses her joy and blessedness in what God has done for her. We hear God’s new deal for the poor and … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. Jesus can say this as much as he wants, he can feed five thousand people with just two fish and five loaves of bread, … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar My dearest sisters and brothers, I have found myself saying a particular phrase several times over the last few weeks, ‘We are in the business of miracles.’ I strongly believe this, as a matter of faith, and also from my own experience. They happen in all shapes and colours, small, long, disruptive … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar and Notices

From The Vicar…. My dear brothers and sisters, The Gospel reading this Sunday covers much ground, but one small sentence from the mouth of Jesus has always struck me: Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while. He is speaking to the first disciples after they have returned from their … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Notices

Letter from the Vicar My dearest friends in Christ, It has been quite a week as I have bumbled my way through the complex rhythms and tones of the church and the school. It has been exhausting and invigorating! I have been very aware of guidance of the Spirit as I have navigated my way … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest and Church Notices

From the Vicar   My dearest friends in Christ,   Firstly, I would like to thank all of you for your very warm and comforting welcome. “Warm” may not be the right word: Christchurch is certainly colder than Morpeth! But, be assured that the warmth of your welcome has more than made up for the … [Read more…]