Breathe on me, Breath of God

March 1st brings for us, in the Northern hemisphere, the new season of Spring. After the sudden heavy snow fall of early February, most are now longing for longer sunny days The snow of course transformed our already beautiful community into an even

Wearing a mask..?

‘Who’s that clown at the front of the church?’ a little boy was heard to say to his mum – and before you ask, no, he wasn’t looking at me. Each year, on the 1st Sunday of February, clowns of all ages, shapes and sizes make a pilgrimage

How are you sleeping..?

So, after all the food, fun and festivities – how are you sleeping?! You may wonder why I’m asking, but as sleep accounts for about one-third of the entire human lifespan, it’s probably worth thinking about! Just before Christmas, Sam and I

Are you ready?

It’s true: I’ve heard rumours of a remarkable strain of people who, as we embark on Advent, already have all their Christmas presents bought, wrapped and labelled! Apparently, they really exist and if you are smiling smugly in identifying as one

Stir-up Sunday…

Families can be quite complicated, can’t they? Being the youngest of four boys in a wonderful family where everyone most definitely had an opinion, I remember quite clearly occasions when those ‘differences of opinion’ became quite vocal! We lo

How, why and whodunnit…

I wonder whether you were one of the eleven million viewers who watched Jed Mercurio’s recent BBC series ‘Bodyguard’? Assuming, then, that you might perhaps be one of nine people who didn’t get drawn in: Richard Madden was bodyguard to Keeley

I lift up my eyes to the hills…

This month, we hear from our curate, Jenny: Hallelujah! This year we can certainly say we’ve had a summer… a summer that’s lasted more than 45 minutes one Tuesday afternoon, I mean! Whatever you’ve been up to and whether you’ve enjoyed or e

Football, what football?

 I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but there’s been quite a bit of football on television recently. Love it or loathe it, every 4 years – at least as far as TV scheduling goes – the World Cup takes centre stage with 32 national teams battling

Love is in the air…

Call me an old romantic, but this week the song that seems to be sticking in my head more than any other is that old 1977 classic by John Paul Young “Love is in the Air” – maybe not a name that’s too familiar, but a quick YouTube search will

Growth after winter…

I am writing this on the warmest day of 2018 so far and, whilst I cannot predict what “treats” the weather will be delivering on the day you read this, we are assuredly out of the winter season. Forgive me if you are now rolling your eyes as you