Open Gates

Dear All, Do you remember the days when queues for certain events were disorganised rabbles?  Maybe a museum opening involved the lifting of a barrier, then a stampede to the ticket booth.  These days, thankfully, there is more organisation and decorum.  However...

Moving forward!

VISION STATEMENT: ‘Knowing God, Showing God, Sharing God’   We want to see this statement realised in fresh ways. In this time of Coronavirus and the immediate aftermath, Frenchay Parish Church commits to: PRAY: for each other, for our parish, for God’s kingdom...

Fantasy Kingdom?

I was recently watching Dan Cruikshank on BBC iplayer, visiting the Bavarian castles designed and overseen by King Ludwig II in the late 19th Century.  He built his own mini Versailles, and his dream turrets and underground caverns following the imagination of Richard...

Carol singing on the Rock

Dear All,This last Christmas we joyfully ‘rent the air asunder’, as the carol, Good King Wenceslas, has it. We gathered in the Redrow showhomes and on the grassy verge. A few days later, we were invited by the Beckspool committee to gather and celebrate the season...

Fishing from still waters

As a fairly recent arrival to the area I with my wife Kath and our dog have to agree that Fishponds ‘really is quite nice!’ I was intrigued to read of the origin of the name ‘Fishponds’ and further interested to learn that the only remaining old quarry, filled with...