July 2018 Magazine Letter

Dear Everyone, July 3rd is the Feast Day to especially think of St. Thomas, one of Jesus’  apostles. He was the one who was not in the room when Jesus appeared to the rest of the disciples after his resurrection. Thomas could not believe that Jesus had risen from the dead on Easter Day. He said he needed to see Jesus so that he could believe. A few days later the disciples were all together, including Thomas, and Jesus appeared among them. Thomas saw him and believed. Over the ce...
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May 2018 Magazine Letter

Dear Everyone, My husband was Roman Catholic. I remember the rush we had before Whitsunday to fit in his Easter confession when he said sorry for anything he had done wrong. He did not like going to the priest and always left it to the last week, along, I suspect, with many other people. There was always a queue. During Lent this year we had soup and roll and a chat. In this season from Easter to Whitsunday we can revisit the chat about what we mean by confession, or saying sorry, pa...
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October 2017 Magazine Letter

Dear Everyone, Many years ago, when my children were much younger and Trev the Rev was the Rector, he gave a memorable address. (Well, a lot of his addresses were memorable. How many of you remember the daffodil?) This address involved having a rowing boat on a stage. Three children were invited to sit in the boat. They were each given a name. There was Mark, then Luke and finally Peter. Mark stood up. The Rector added a word to his name which became Mark Time. As Christians do we...
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July 2017 Magazine Letter

Do you have faith? Do I have faith? Do we all have faith? Of course we do. Faith is an important part of our lives. We all have faith that the gas, electricity, water, bin-men, post, etc. will work efficiently. We have faith that medical staff, technicians, carers and all who tend to us when we are ill, are well qualified to do so. We rely on our schools to educate young people and have faith that the right teachers are chosen for the task. Children have faith in their families ...
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