January 2021 Magazine Letter

Clergy Letter from January 2021 Parish MagazineClergy Letter from January 2021 Parish MagazineOn the 12th Day of Christmas, my true love sent to me12 Drummers DrummingThe Twelve Days of Christmas. What does it refer to?How ever does this carol fit into the Christmas celebrations?This is a very old carol but it was rewritten in 1906. There are no mentions of any of the Biblical stories of the birth of Jesus.Way back, when it was first written, in about the l700’s, Chris...
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December 2020 Magazine Letter

Rectors Letter from December 2020 Parish MagazineChristmasWhat will it be like?Christmas will be different, but we will all try to keep it as close as to the real thing. What makes Christmas Christmas? I believe we anticipate family gatherings to be maybe smaller? Christmas is a time to care for one another and to be together in whichever safe way possible. We will not be short of stories to tell what was, in looking back on the year especially remembering those who have died,...
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November 2020 Magazine Letter

Rectors Letter from November 2020 Parish MagazineENDURANCEI don’t know, but how much longer can we endure the effects of the pandemic? The strain is felt by all of us and all around. It seems never ending. It is an unpleasant and difficult situation without seemingly giving way.Thinking of the 11th November, Armistice Day, the endurance of these people caught up in the two world wars was incredible. The realisation of it hit me particularly this year. How incredible and tough...
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October 2020 Magazine Letter

Rectors Letter from October 2020 Parish MagazineUNCERTAINTYUncertainty is all around us. The current COVID-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, relationships, and of course, physical and mental health. Yet we crave security. We want to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and well-being. Fear and uncertainty can leave you feeling stressed, anxious, and powerless over the direction of your life. It can drain you emotionally and ...
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