July 2021 Magazine Letter

Letter from July 2021 Parish MagazineDear Everyone,LETTERSSome people are brilliant are writing letters. They enjoy regaling family and friends with their news. Their family and friends enjoy receiving them. Then they are the “occasion” letters or cards to welcome a new baby, congratulate couples, driving tests or exams passed, or ones sent in sympathy to the bereaved. The latter takes quite a lot of thought to get words just right. Also, with much huffing and puffing, are the c...
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May 2021 Magazine Letter

Letter from May 2021 Parish MagazineDear Everyone,The majority of us enjoy receiving a gift. It means someone is thinking of us. Sometimes it is a huge surprise and just what you would like, sometimes one has to think it is a thought that counts. Often the best ones are the unexpected ones, given at a random time. Whatever it is we thank the giver.May is a good time in the Church’s calendar to think of gifts.Mary, who is celebrated throughout May, received the gift of a baby...
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April 2021 Magazine Letter

Clergy Letter from April 2021 Parish MagazineClergy Letter from April 2021 Parish MagazineI have always found it fascinating that people at the very top of their professions still practice for long hours between performances. Famous footballers, even those who make the headlines, continue to practice with the rest of the team; soloists in the musical world still practice their instrument (or voice) day after day; and short and long-distance runners and other athletes, still practice...
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March 2021 Magazine Letter

Rectors Letter from March 2021 Parish MagazineA Big HugOn the 14 March is Mothering Sunday. Traditionally All Saints Church people would clip the church. Clipping the church is an ancient custom. The word "clipping" is Anglo-Saxon in origin, and is derived from the word "clyppan", meaning "embrace" or "clasp". Clipping the church involves the church congregation holding hands in an outward-facing ring around the church. Once the circle is completed onlookers will often cheer and some...
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