Vicars Letter – May 2019

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

          Dear All, “It’s good to talk”. If you are of a similar vintage to me, then you will no doubt recall this catchphrase from the advertising campaign for BT, fronted by the late Bob Hoskins. The truth is that even though that campaign was on our TV screens over 20 years now, such a sentiment is clearly still true, although admittedly probably in a way that no one could have imagined at the time that the cockney hard...

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A Letter from our Vicar for April 2019.

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

                Dear All, “Let us strive to know the Lord, his appearing is as sure as the sunrise. He will come to us like showers, like the spring rains that water the earth.”                                                                              Hosea 6:3 These words formed part of a canticle said during Morning Prayer the other day. And as is sometimes the case with words said during morning...

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A Christmas Message 2019.

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

              Dear All, This year, it has once again been my pleasure to go into the primary schools in the parishes to speak to them about the season of Advent and to share with them the wonderful tradition that we have in church that is the lighting of the Advent Wreath. For me the Advent wreath is the perfect way to prepare as we make our way through Advent to Christmas Day itself. The green of the wreath...

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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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Letter from the our Vicar October 2019.

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

             J               Dear All,   We in the North East of England are very much spoilt when it comes to our religious heritage. The likes of St Aidan, St.Bede, St.Hild and St Cuthbert. Such connections have drawn people to Lindisfarne – Holy Island – and with both Cuthbert and Bede having their resting place in Durham Cathedral many have come to our area of the world for centuries. It is most...

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A Letter For July & August 2019.

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

                Dear All, The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun…. Tomorrow, tomorrow I’ll love ya, tomorrow, you’re always a day away!   I may not be a fan of musicals, but these words from the show Annie came to my mind recently, and for a couple of reasons. The first is in hope for the summer. A vain hope perhaps, as I sit here in mid-June and see the...

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