A letter from our Vicar for Easter

Posted by on 09/03/2016 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

Dear All, During a recent party game called choices I was asked, would you rather head down the rabbit hole with Alice, or go to the ball with Cinderella? Well I must admit that I would take the rabbit hole every time, as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as described by Lewis Carroll is very much a favourite story within our household. It is hard to say which part of this bizarre tale with its eccentric characters is most enjoyable; the Queen...

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A letter for Lent 2016

Posted by on 28/02/2016 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

Dear All, “Look before you leap!” My fellow cleric Geraldine Granger (better known as the Vicar of Dibley), once superbly highlighted in a literal sense the need to pay attention to this well known saying that came to my mind this week. Finding herself enjoying a stroll along a country path she decided to playfully jump into a puddle about her width just ahead of her on the road. Little did she know however that her approaching cursory glance...

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A letter for November 2015

Posted by on 28/11/2015 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

Dear All, It strikes me that the month of November is one in which we spend a lot of time remembering, especially in and around our worshipping lives in church. The month begins with All Saints Day, the day that the church remembers and gives thanks for those heroes of the faith who have led others to become followers of Jesus throughout the many years that there have been since the Son of God walked the Earth and began spreading the good news...

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Letter from Vicar following installation in June 2015

Posted by on 28/06/2015 in Letters from our Vicar | 0 comments

 Dear All , As I write, it was only yesterday that I was installed as Vicar of Tanfield with Burnopfield and Dipton, and what better way to begin these, my first words as Priest in this Benefice, than by thanking you for the fabulous welcome that you gave to me and my family. The service was both moving and joy filled for me, and I hope for you as well – and as for the spread afterwards in the Church Hall, this was frankly amazing both in...

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