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 for July 2017.

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

                Dear All,   Over the last few weeks, it has become clear to me that squatters have moved in and taken up residence at St James’ Church in Burnopfield. Yes, thanks to my desire to be outside to greet those arriving at the communion service that takes place each week on Thursday morning, and indeed for the 8 o’clock communion service on a Sunday, I have noticed from both the sweet and...

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Letters for October 2016.

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

Dear All, My daughter recently came home from school with a piece of homework asking her to find Anglo-Saxon, or Old English words still in use today. As usual, and a little ironically, it was that most modern world of words and other things, the internet, that helped her to find the answer – or rather many answers, as according to this we still use a great deal of the same language as our long dead ancestors did to communicate with each other...

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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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