Support your local Food Bank

At this time of year we’re beginning to think of Christmas and spending money on our nearest and dearest. So please spare a thought for those who are finding it hard to make ends meet this Christmas. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimates that 14 million people live in poverty in the UK – over one…

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Celebrations!

This morning we had a real celebration: Canon Michael Ratcliffe celebrated 40 years of Priesthood, and during the service he baptised Theo Thomas Edward who has been coming to church since shortly after his birth. Michael reflected on 40 years of priesthood – what had changed for better or for worse – and shared some…

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Sermon – Trinity 17

The modern addiction to success, or being better, (or even the best) is dangerous and is leading us slowly but surely into disaster. It was this philosophy of racial superiority which lead to the tragedy summed up by the word ‘Auschwitz’ – although the extermination of European Jews was much, much wider than Auschwitz alone…

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New Remembrance Garden seat installed

At long last a new seat has been installed in our Garden of Remembrance today! We’re hoping that the new seat will enable to stay awhile and reflect in our Garden of Remembrance where ashes are interred. It was bought in memory of John Smither – a lovely gentleman who was a member of t…

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