Bill’s Letter for December 2017/January 2018

As we enter into the Christmas season we also move into a time of shorter days and longer dark nights. It is a time when the symbol of Jesus, the Light of the World is particularly powerful. We experience the darkness of the world in many different ways and the news highlights some for us especially in the darkness of the way we can behave to each other. We have seen the extreme example mass killings in Churches and Mosques. People are struggling with the…

Film Club – January 2018

Friday evening, 12th January 7:30pm “The Shack” (2017) After a loving father (Sam Worthington) endures a family tragedy that rocks him to his core, he receives a mysterious invitation to “The Shack,” a decrepit shelter where an unimaginable horror once took place. But, much to his surprise, his visit prompts a divine intervention from a series of strangers (Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Avraham Aviv Alush, and Sumire Matsubara), and the group soon lead him on a theological inquiry in the hope of getting him unstuck…

Bill’s Letter for November 2017

I would like to start with a big thank you for the best wishes and prayers for me after my unexpected visit to hospital. For those who have not heard, Viv and I were down in London to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our children had booked 3 nights in a nice hotel for us and we had planned a family meal on the Saturday night. I had a morning session in the hotel gym and pool and then we headed off to meet the…

Film Club – November 2017

Friday evening, 10th November 7:30pm “A Matter of Life and Death” (1946) Briefed by the Ministry of Information to make a film that would foster Anglo-American relations in the post-war period, innovative filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, came up with “A Matter Of Life And Death”, an extravagant and extraordinary fantasy in which David Niven stars as a downed pilot who must justify his continuing existence to a heavenly panel of judges, because he made the mistake of falling in love with an American…

Pantomime 2017 – Cinderella

The well-known pantomime story is given the typical St Peter’s church makeover! The wicked Baroness and her three extremely ugly daughters make Cinderella’s life a misery, but they can’t stop her dreaming about meeting her prince and being rescued from drudgery. “Cinderella” includes the usual terrible jokes, silly songs, great costumes and props that you’ve come to expect. We hope you can join us for another successful and hilarious pantomime. Click here for full details

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…