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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September 2020 Magazine Letter

Rectors Letter from September 2020 Parish MagazineSiMPLiCiTYSince lockdown a lot in our lives has changed.Instead of now thinking we are getting back to normal, we use phrases like the new normal, whatever that might mean. We are all affected by the “new normal” each in our particular way.I have been thinking a lot about what is necessary? A word that gave as a measure for our whereabouts. Do what is necessary.   There is an extreme complexity in our world, how we conduct our...
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August 2020 Magazine Letter

Letter from August 2020 Parish MagazineDear Everyone,Some time ago, at one of our quarterly charities, we supported Veteran’s Aid. We invited Mr Cardoza from the organisation to speak to us on the first Charity Sunday to launch this collection.After the service, he told me he had arrived quite early and wandered around our churchyard to have a quiet time and collect his thoughts. He said of our churchyard tombs and memorial stones that some were upright and others, like people, w...
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May 2020 Magazine Letter

Letter from May 2020 Parish MagazineDear Everyone,“Instruct us now to be in for Christ”This message was on an advert on Facebook before Christmas from an estate agent. Another advert had cut out the last few letters of “Christmas”.How appropriately the inadvertent piece read.Be in for Christ applies to us, not only at Christmas but for all the year.This month of May is the month when we especially remember the Blessed Virgin Mary, we celebrate Ascension Day when Jesu...
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