22 May 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 10: ‘Hail the day that sees Him rise! Alleluia!

All Saints catching the evening light Dear Friends, Before I get into the main part of what I have to say this week, thank you to everyone who has responded to my questions in Keeping in Touch 9. It’s not too late to let me know...
14 May 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 9: Over to you!

All Saints looking beautiful on one of James and Rachel’s walks Dear Friends, When I started my ‘Keeping in Touch’ letters/posts, I didn’t really envisage writing more than four or five of them. And here we are at number 9....
8 May 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 8: Christian Aid Week

Dear Friends, This week I have given Keeping in touch over to update you about Christian Aid week and our plans for our United Service. As you will know, this year we are unable to carry out the usual house to house collection due to...
30 Apr 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 7: Imagination and Courage

The Vicarage garden - on the way to redemption! Dear Friends, I hope you made the most of your week off last week – your week off from my ramblings! Rachel and I were on our post-Easter break. We had wonderful weather in our...
16 Apr 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in touch 6: Joy and generosity

A little bit of floral joy in the Vicarage on Easter Day Dear Friends, Staying positive is really important at the moment. We are all feeling the effects of the continued lockdown: loneliness, anxiety, paranoia every time we cough...
8 Apr 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in touch 5: When time stood still – or did it?

Yesterday's most important job - the Vicarage Easter Garden Dear friends, Is anyone else finding that despite the gift of all this time, the days are running away as fast as ever? Limited trips out, no school run, no visits to...
1 Apr 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 4: Distant but Connected

Dear Friends, Father James keeps things ‘connected’ with a 3D puzzle of the Flying Scotsman Well into the second week of ‘Lockdown’, most of us are settling into some sort of routine. Lots of people are talking about a...
27 Mar 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in touch 3: On Spiritual Communion

Dear Friends, Since last Saturday Rachel and I have been ‘confined to barracks’, just as a precaution, to play our part in protecting our community and our NHS. We are among the lucky ones of course. There are thousands...
24 Mar 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in touch 2: Resources for Prayer and Worship

Dear Friends, In these difficult times, it is easy for us to feel isolated and disconnected from each other and our worshipping life. I’m delighted that many of us shared in worship at the weekend, either online or by joining in...
20 Mar 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in touch 1

Feast of St Cuthbert, 20th March 2020 Brothers and sisters, As you will now be aware, public worship and events are suspended at All Saints for a season. However, Church is not suspended! Those of us who are online can connect via...