Author Archives: Vicar

Sermon – Four Before Lent

4 before Lent Today’s three readings act of a sort of review of how things are between us and God. So in the wonderful passage from Isaiah we glimpse God’s majesty and immense being – so immense that the huge Temple at Jerusalem can contain only the hem of God’s robe. Isaiah is so awestruck…

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Epiphany at St Oswald’s

Today we celebrated Epiphany. As well as our crib looking beautiful with our three kings and our very handsome camel (Humphrey) added, we had a own three kings who came bearing gifts with the offertory procession. After the service we blessed the church door, praying for all who will come in and go out this…

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Sermon – the Feast of the Epiphany

Personal space – it’s something that we preserve for ourselves and observe in our dealings with other people. And how uncomfortable we feel when someone invades our personal space – I can see myself retreating backwards to a place of safety.  In fact, our sense of personal space is very complex – our invisible boundary…

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Jim’s Funeral

The funeral of our dear friend and brother, Jim, will be on Wednesday 2nd January in Church at 10.30 a.m, followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium at 11.30. Apologies for the incorrect time being announced at Church this morning…

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Our fab Christingle Service

We joined in, this week, with 50th Anniversary Christingle services in aid of The Children’s Society. We had great fun, everyone making their own Christingle during the service, singing sings and carols and hearing about the work of The Children’s Society. It was a busy service – all our chairs were full and people had…

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Abigail – our Superstar

When she heard about our need to raise money to do repairs to several large areas of plaster work at St Oswald’s , one of our children – Abigail – decided straight away that she wanted to help. So she arranged to go on a sponsored walk. Abigail and her parents did a 5 mile…

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