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Rector’s Message – July/August 2018

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Dear Friends, I wonder are there certain people that you only make touch with occasionally? It might be at Christmas or their birthday but you like to either send a card or lift the phone and check in to see how they are doing. With some people it’s really easy to pick up the threads […]

Rector’s Message – June 2018

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Dear Friends, As June approaches it’s often a time of year we associate with exams either in school or university. I think of how students are often focussed on cramming as much information in as possible and trying to deliver of their very best during these next few weeks in their written exams. There would […]

Rector’s Message – May 2018

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Dear Friends, I usually get the opportunity to leave our children to school 3 days a week. It’s a time I really enjoy. Sometimes we all switch off and listen to classical stories from Roald Dahl, David Walliams or Enid Blyton on CD. Other times there is chat about the day ahead or things that […]

Rector’s Message – April 2018

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Dear Friends, As this magazine goes to print we are preparing for the Easter General Vestry. It’s the annual business meeting of the church at which our accounts are presented, the Rector presents an Annual Report of the year that is past and a new Select Vestry is elected by the people to serve for […]

Rector’s Message – March 2018

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Dear Friends, I am always fascinated by journeys. I love recording travel programmes and with the help of people like Michael Palin, Rick Stein and Simon Reeve among others to be brought into cities and countries to explore them. There is something magical about travel and journeys especially if it’s somewhere we have never been […]

Rector’s Message – February 2018

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Dear Friends, I recently had a conversation with someone who was about to retire from their work after 39 years. That struck me on reflection as a pretty amazing length of service. During that time there would have been many changes in personnel and policies. There would have been good periods and challenging periods. There would […]

Rector’s Message – January 2018

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Dear Friends, The New Year always strikes me as a time for both looking backwards and looking forwards. As I reflect back on the month that is past in our parish life some striking images come to mind. I think of the wonderful Cregagh Community Christmas Market organised by our Crossfit Group and the positive […]

Rector’s Message – December 2017

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Dear Friends, It’s a lovely thing to receive an unexpected gift. It’s quite humbling to know someone has thought of you as they chose that particular thing. Christmas is a season when people are often on the lookout for the right gift for members of their family or close friends. One suggestion that has been […]

Rector’s Message – November 2017

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Dear Friends, November is a month in the church’s year in which Remembrance plays an important part. On Sunday 5th November at 7pm we will be having our Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for those who have died in the past year. We take the opportunity to remember the special contribution those people have […]

Rector’s Message – October 2017

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Dear Friends, Over the past number of years we have tried to approach the topic of harvest thanksgiving from different angles and viewpoints.I can think of preachers from Scripture Union who made us aware of the work ongoing with schools to try to connect our children and grandchildren with the gospel message. I think too […]