Category Archives: Church Chat

July / August 2017

Dear Friends, I’m writing this, my last pastoral letter, surrounded by boxes and things waiting to go to the charity shop or members of the family. Moving day approaches as we’re moving out early so that the manse can be … Continue reading

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June 2017

Dear Friends When I was preparing to preach at the circuit Easter Offering service, I wondered what the subject would be on this occasion. I was intrigued to find that the title was ‘Shine like a star’. By the Thursday … Continue reading

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May 2017

Dear Friends, Greetings. So, Holy week and Easter Sunday are once more behind us and we are now in the Easter Season where we continue to celebrate the resurrection and wait expectantly for Pentecost. Somehow this year has been a … Continue reading

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April 2017

Dear Friends As I sit here today I’m still feeling a sense of sadness about last week’s events, sadness for those who have died, those whose grief will overcome them, sad for those who are still critically ill and their … Continue reading

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Lent / Easter 2017

Dear friends, Spring is nearly upon us; the crocuses are in bloom with the daffodils not far behind. This time of year speaks to me of transformation. The bulbs that crocuses and daffodils come from don’t look very promising do … Continue reading

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February 2017

Dear friends, So it’s February already and as yet I’ve managed not to go back to writing 2016 on my correspondence; that usually happens round about March. The beginning of every year gives us the opportunity to look back over … Continue reading

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December 2016 / January 2017

Dear Friends, Well here we are again, where on earth does the time go? It seems only yesterday that we were celebrating Advent last year. I find many contradictions in Advent. On the one hand it’s a time of practical … Continue reading

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