Bill’s Letter December 2014/January 2015

I came across this picture some years ago, as an idea for a Christmas card.  It’s a picture that set me thinking about a number of messages that are important for Christmas. The focus of the picture is Jesus as a baby, but with the star that shows this is not an ordinary baby.  The star is a symbol of his power and glory, his light and role as guide and revealer of the truth. Jesus is the one whom people are coming to see and…

Film Club – November 2014

Friday evening, 14th November, 7:30pm ‘Private Peaceful’ (2012)    12 Rating An ideal film to watch as we remember 100 years since the start of World War 1, ‘Private Peaceful’ is an adaptation of the brilliant best-selling novel by Michael Morpugo.  It tells the story of the unbreakable bond between two brothers during World War 1, in which they are transported from childhood innocence in the fields of Devon to the  violence of the battlefield in Flanders.  In the trenches they experience the brutal injustice of…

Bill’s Letter November 2014

We are moving towards the end of 2014 already.  The clocks have gone back and the dark evenings are drawing in but we are seeing the beautiful autumn colours beginning to show as we move into the next season. Plans are also progressing for the site of the old church.  The idea is to make it a place that people will want to come and visit; a place for reflection; a place to tell stories of Christ, the church and the community.  Plans will be on…

Remembrance Day Service 2014

A date for your diary in November. On  Sunday 9th November at 10am will be our Remembrance Sunday Parade service. Join us as we remember those who gave their lives while in service to their community and their country.  The service will be attended by uniformed group.    

Parish Magazine for October 2014

You can download the October 2014 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 October 2014

After a bit of a break, work has continued on the site of the old church.  The ground has been prepared for grass seeding and we are waiting for the grave stones that were moved for protection to be     replaced.  It is now possible to see more clearly what the state of the site will be when it is handed over ready for the next stage.  I would very much like for the community to get involved with ideas and   helping with the work. One…

Film Club – October 2014

Friday evening, 10th October, 7:30pm ‘Philomena’ (2014)    12 Rating Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”.  When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America.  Philomena spends the next fifty years searching for him but with no success.  Then she meets  Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a world-weary political journalist who happens to be intrigued by her…

Bill’s Letter September 2014

This August we have lost two of our village’s real characters: Muriel Bell and Lilly Noble. Muriel was well known for her involvement in the community over the years and for supporting the family business of funeral directors.  The family were very involved in supporting the Scouts and Muriel was a founding member of the Parents’ Committee.  She was a governor at St Peter’s school and of course did an amazing amount to support the church.  In her younger days she helped doing flowers and…