Talking To Jesus : Northern Bishops Mission.

Posted by on 04/02/2017 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

  Talking Jesus: Northern Bishops in Mission Durham Diocese 2nd – 5th March 2017 Talking Jesus is something that some of you may have heard about a lot over recent months, but equally for some it may be completely new; so what is it? As the subtitle for this event suggests it is an opportunity for we in the Diocese of Durham to unite together in locally organised mission – or more simply to “talk Jesus” alongside the Bishops of the Northern...

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A Letter from our Vicar for December 2017.

Posted by on 03/11/2016 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

                Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.   I am sure that each and every one of you recognises the beginning of this very famous Christmas Carol, one that I am have no doubt will be sung a fair few times over the festive period. And you all then of course know what you expect to come next, what words you expect to follow; who it is that we usually say will be laying down his sweet head in that animal’s food trough in the next line –...

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Letters for November 2017.

Posted by on 04/10/2016 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

November 2017                   Dear All,   Having celebrated the life of St Francis in our last Messy Church in October, November sees us once again looking to the life of a saint when it comes to our getting Messy in the hall here in Burnopfield for our monthly family service of craft, singing and fun. And this month this saint is one that has a name very close to my heart – Saint Lucy. Lucy, like many other saints, is one who we know very...

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Letters for September.

Posted by on 03/10/2016 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

Dear All, For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under heaven     Ecclesiastes 3:1 During a recent trip to the Centre for Life in Newcastle my family and I saw a show in the Planetarium, a show that told of the journey of our planet around the Sun during the year and how this, along with the tilting of the Earth upon its axis sees the tides rise and fall, sees temperatures do the same for each point on the planet, and how...

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Reflection on World Events from the Vicar July 2016.

Posted by on 24/07/2016 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:28 I don’t know about you but I am getting increasingly worried about our world at the moment and what seems to be a rising lack of tolerance and understanding between groups based simply upon outward differences. That levels of racially motivated aggression should increase in our own country...

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A Letter For July 2016

Posted by on 25/06/2016 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

Dear All, On the 25th of July each year, the Church of England recalls the life of St James, the Patron Saint of our church here in Burnopfield. Like for many others, details of the life of James are rather sketchy, and indeed a great deal of what is known about him is probably best described as myth as opposed to actual fact. However, unlike some, at least in the case of James we do have certain passages that we can find within the pages of...

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