Letter from the Pastor

I doubt if the name John Bradburne is known to many of you, but if you had been reading the news a month or so ago very carefully, you could have picked up that he is about to become the first British ‘saint’ for 400 years. He was martyred in what was then Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, where he served as a missionary to lepers there. When Robert Mugabe rose up to shake ...read more →


Letter from the Pastor

I suspect that a couple of weeks ago the name ‘Arnaud Bertrame’ would have been completely unknown to us all. However, events which took place in the southern French town of Trèbes last week have brought his name into international renown. As a mad man entered a local supermarket, killing 2, then taking a number of hostages, after releasing all but one – a lady, M. Bertrame, an officer of the ...read more →


As we come once more to the beginning of another year, folk are quite naturally taken up with themes such as New Year’s resolutions, or reviewing, perhaps with a measure of regret, the year now gone. But also, as they look forward to the 12 months of 2018, this is the time when many seek to predict what the New Year will hold for them. As they ponder upon their hopes ...read more →


Letter from the Pastor

The name Charlotte Church is one that is just about known to me, but I must confess that my knowledge of this lady is very scant. I know she is a singer, that she is Welsh, and that she has strong political views regarding which she has often appeared in the media. However, only this past week Charlotte Church appeared in the media for quite different reasons: she had lost the ...read more →


New Year’s Message from Pastor

Going back to school after the Christmas holidays, for me as a child, always had an air of inevitability, if not predictability, about it: the opening assembly of the new term would invariably have as its subject the making of New Year’s resolutions. The Headmaster would give the whole school a speech on how we should resolve this year to do this good, to give up this bad habit … to ...read more →

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