20 Feb 2021 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 38: A Little Wilderness

Dear Friends, We are fast coming round to two anniversaries. One is the anniversary of the first National Lockdown, the other is the anniversary of the first of these weekly ramblings, thoughts and reflections from me. Thank you...
12 Feb 2021 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 37: Lent

Dear Friends, This week I just want to use my letter to draw your attention to the services and resources that we're making available to you this Lent. All the details so far are in purple below.  Everyone is welcome to just...
7 Feb 2021 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 36: Moments of Colour

Dear Friends, Last week was the RSPB ‘Big Garden Birdwatch’. Perhaps you joined in? The idea was to spend 1 hour between January 29th and 31st counting the number of birds in your garden. They had to land and to avoid double...
6 Feb 2021 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 35: Shine with love

Dear Friends, This week the number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 passed 100,000. The Prime Minister said it was ‘hard to compute’ that figure. And it is hard. It is hard enough when...
22 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 34: City of God*

Dear Friends, I wonder if you had chance to watch the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris yesterday? Maybe you just caught the highlights on the news. Either way, it was hard to miss the message the event...
16 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 33: Unity

Dear Friends, Just a brief thought from me this week. This coming week is the week of prayer for Christian Unity. It is also World Religion Day on Sunday 17th and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday 18th. In a world where we are...
9 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 32: Loving-kindness

Dear Friends, A friend of ours told us last week that she had been ‘ticked off’ for wishing someone a Happy New Year! But it’s easy to understand that pessimism in January 2021: a new lockdown, Covid cases on the rise,...
23 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 31: Glimpsing the Face of Christ

Dear Friends, It’s been a bit of an emotional week. Every time I go into church, I see how generous people have been in their donations to the foodbank, in the presents they’ve bought for the care home residents and the...
5 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 30: A most mysterious paradox*

Dear Friends, This year many of our church activities, not to mention all sorts of other things, have been limited or restricted. But now, just as we enter the season of Advent with its themes of waiting and watching, all sorts...
28 Nov 2020 0 Comment

Keeping in Touch 29: Waiting for the Light

Dear Friends, First of all, thank you to Andrew Wragg for writing in the newsletter last week. It’s great to hear from someone else – for you and for me! And a timely reminder as we continue to navigate this pandemic of the...