Rector's Blog

Irma vs Bach

Dear All, It is easy to move on from news items a month old.  But I would like us to stay with hurricane Irma, breaking upon Barbuda and parts of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti in early September.  Besides, the...

Resting Pastry

Recently I had the opportunity to make some apple and blackberry pies.  The tree outside was shedding apples, the bushes were producing berries galore.  I had the old-fashioned cookery book open in the kitchen, and duly followed its advice to refrigerate the dough...

Rector’s Blog July 2017

Dear All, During the week of writing this blog, the same week in which the Grenfell Tower block in West London went up in flames, a member of the parish showed me this prayer they had picked up when visiting the bishop’s palace at Wells : Gracious God, We pray for...

Rector’s Blog April 2017

Dear All, How has your period of special listening and learning been, I wonder, during Lent?  I have been made to think back to study groups that I was part of many years ago, and how when describing the ministry of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, we thought of two main...

Rector’s blog March 2017

Lent which begins on March 1st is a time to listen and learn together. Why do I say this? Some would wish to emphasise the tradition of giving something up for the 5 weeks before Easter, or undergoing more intense self-examination. May I suggest that making time to...

December 2016

BE PREPARED Dec 2016 What do we do in the light of the Brexit vote?  What do we do in the light of a Trump Presidency? For some the answer to these questions may be: ‘nothing – let the world catch me if it can, I will assume everything is as normal until I have to...

November 2016

Dear All A young couple asked what my favourite verse of the bible was. I gave them these three: “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5: 16–18) It turns out that the...