Letter From the Vicar and Parish Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, From The Spiritual Life in Wartime by Evelyn Underhill. There are, I think, three great characters of the spiritual life which, in a war-swept world, the Christian needs to keep in constant remembrance, seeking by all means in his power to maintain and spread them; and three … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, Jesus…was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Being removed from all you know, from all the people you would talk to, and all the activities that you would normally do. It is a removal from all … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar and Parish Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Of course, easier said than done. There are always going to be people we don’t get on with. There are people that we just don’t click … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, When we hear the Blessings and Woes from Luke’s Gospel, we are shown what God values and what the world values. It strikes me these are polar opposites. Blessed are you who are poor, hungry, weeping, who are hated for following Christ. These are not things the … [Read more…]

Letter From the Vicar

From the Vicar… My dearest brothers and sisters, Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people. When Jesus says this to Simon Peter, he really is saying that a new way is coming. Jesus has already shown how the new way will be by his miraculous revealing of many fish within … [Read more…]

Parish Notices

Parish Notices Children and Youth Ministry: volunteers wanted, also suggestions and input welcome. Please email boyd.bridie@gmail.com if you are able to help Tuesday or Thursday afternoons, or to supervise the children’s area on Sunday mornings. Parish Trust meets on Wednesday, 5:15 pm in the parish lounge. Angelology Group meets Thursdays, 10:30 am in the Lady … [Read more…]

Christmas Letter from the Vicar

My dearest brothers and sisters, Good news of great joy for all the people! What the Angel of the Lord says to the shepherds on that night is the truth. Thebirth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Word becoming flesh, is the most remarkable and wonderful event in the history of everything. It … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar and Notices

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…]

Letter from the Vicar and Notices

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…]

Letter from The Vicar and Notices

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…]