A Letter from Rev Stephen (February 2021)

I am writing this letter for our website as we enter Lent, a time often associated with giving something up.   The internet provides lists of the most popular items to be put on one side including, of course, chocolate, alcohol, cake, and a more recent addition – social media.  The past year might, however, … [Read more…]

A Letter from Rev Stephen (Nov 2020)

November often feels like the month for remembering!   We begin with days to recall All Saints and All Souls, then move on to bonfires and fireworks as we “remember, remember, the fifth of November”, before marking the pain of war and the hope for peace on Remembrance Sunday and November 11th.  This year will … [Read more…]

Re-roofing the church

After our gallant efforts in fundraising and checking everything’s right, our re-roofing project is underway! It’s great to see the leaks being fixed and the building being refreshed in this way. Thanks to our team who are overseeing it and the lovely builders who are doing the work. It must be hot in this weather!

A Letter from Rev Stephen (June 2020)

Dear friends,                         “It is the month of June,                          The month of leaves and roses,                          When pleasant sights salute the eyes                          And pleasant scents the noses.” So wrote Nathaniel Parker Willis, and let us hope he is right!   During the restrictions of the past couple of months, we have been blessed by … [Read more…]

A Letter from Rev Stephen (May 2020)

Dear friends, as we move into May, my thoughts went back to the 1990’s which as a family we spent living in Guernsey.  Each year on May 9th we were able to join-in with the celebrations for Liberation Day.  During the Second World War, Guernsey, together with the other Channel Islands, was an occupied territory, … [Read more…]

A Letter from Rev Stephen (July 2020)

“Home” has become something of a key word during these months.   Being at home has increasingly been a feature of television advertisements and programmes, some of which have been rather better than others!   Amongst the best for me as someone with very little artistic ability, was  Grayson Perry’s Art Club which was filmed … [Read more…]