Parish Magazine Letter September 2018

Magazine Letter - September 2018 The Letter Trees. I love them! We are indeed blessed to have so many beautiful trees in our neighbourhood. They are one of the great gifts of nature, and a great friend of mankind. You can rest under the cool shade of a tree, enjoying relief from a scorching sun. But it will also provide some shelter from torrential rain. The great forests bring clouds and often cause rainfall; they release oxygen into the air and prevent soil erosion. Many have a medicinal val...
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Parish Magazine Letter December 2017

Magazine Letter - December 2017 The Letter December:  The busiest month of the year?  As the commercial side of the celebrations have become more elaborate and complicated so the expectations of many families have increased.  We used to make a standard rich fruit cake with simple Christmas decoration, and perhaps a chocolate “log cake” for the great occasion.  Now Christmas cakes are often far more complicated, with wedding cake type immaculate decorations, far too pretty to...
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Parish Magazine Letter February 2017

Parish Magazine Letter - February 2017 THE LETTER We have recently moved to Staplehurst, from Surrey, where I was an Assistant Priest in the small village Church. At the Rector's request and with the Bishop of Dover's Permission to Officiate in this parish, I have been asked to assist at All Saints as a retired Assistant Priest. As an introduction, I was asked to give a bit of background information about myself and family. So, where to start? Some words of advice from Lewis Carroll might help....
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Parish Magazine Letter January 2017

Magazine Letter - January 2017 A Letter from the Reader Dear Friends Happy New Year! I hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and that 2017 is starting well for you. So what happens next? As you read this, do you still have your decorations up, or are you beginning to think about taking them down? Are you waiting until Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas, or has life perhaps already returned to what you might call normal? So what are you left with from Christmas? During the Adven...
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