Parish Magazine for October 2017

You can download the October 2017 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download. The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Bill’s Letter for October 2017

On 27th September this year the United Benefice of Outwood, Stanley and Wrenthorpe officially came into being.  The Revd Dr Joanne Kershaw was licenced as assistant priest at St Anne’s, Wrenthorpe and Revd. Jonathan Bish was licenced as priest in charge at St Mary Magdalene Outwood.  As Incumbent of Stanley, I then became the Priest in charge of the Benefice. This means that we have greater opportunities to work together across the parishes and we have the chance now to work out what this means…

Film Club – October 2017

Friday evening, 13th October 7:30pm “Three and Out” (2008) Paul Callow (Mackenzie Crook) is fed up with city life and driving trains and when two people fall under his train in as many weeks, he really has had enough! Then he hears the ‘three and out’ rule: three fatal accidents in a month qualifies you for early retirement with 10 years salary… lump sum! Paul suddenly sees a way of clearing his debts and escaping to a better life all he has to do is…

Bill’s Letter for September 2017

I have been struck afresh this summer and moving into September about the extraordinary contrasting experiences that are part of ordinary life. The current news is full of dangerous and worrying situations, such as North Korea which is pursuing its own path to nuclear capability, despite the efforts of its neighbours and the rest of the world. Understandably, threats of violence against it only increases their determination to have an effective military response. It is a very dangerous path to be on. Also, indiscriminate attacks…

Parish Magazine for Summer 2017

You can download the July/August 2017 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download. The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Film Club – August 2017

‘First Do No Harm’ (2006) Meryl Streep stars as Laura Reimuller, whose son Robbie begins     suffering from epileptic fits.  As the fits worsen, doctors test various dangerous drugs on Robbie, who becomes disruptive and mentally   retarded.  Laura conducts her own research, and discovers a special diet which may cure her son.  She has to take on the medical establishment and battle for Robbie’s right to try out the miracle cure.  There are some excellent performances—not least from Seth Adkins who plays Robbie—in this thought-provoking film…

Bill’s Letter for Summer 2017

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make our Summer Gala such a success, and thank you to all who came to support us. It is really encouraging to see the community coming together and to catch up with friends and neighbours . People keep telling me how time goes quicker as one gets older. This year seems to be disappearing at an astonishing pace. It is already a year since the country voted to leave Europe, but the future is even less…

Parish Magazine for June 2017

You can download the June 2017 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download. The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Film Club – June 2017

Friday evening, 9th June 7:30pm ‘Big Eyes’ (2015) Tim Burton directs this biographical drama starring Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams. The film follows the story of American artist Margaret Keane (Adams), who, in the 1960s, allowed her husband Walter (Waltz) to claim credit for her artwork, believing that a female artist could not find success through painting. The Keanes acquired huge amounts of wealth through Margaret’s work and the paintings were in high demand throughout their time living together as husband and wife. However, when they…