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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February 2021 Magazine Letter

Rectors Letter from February 2021 Parish MagazineSPIRITUAL RESILIENCE40 DAYS TO REFRESH YOUR SOULWhat I hear a lot at the moment is that people tell me of the relief they feel finally getting their vaccines against Covid 19. It is apparent that they were not aware what a huge weight of anxiety they have been carrying this whole year until it is finally been lifted off their shoulders with the vaccines being rolled out.Even if you feel yourself lucky and have come through this l...
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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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