Quiet Morning for Lent
St Mary’s Church Northchurch Saturday 9th March Pop in anytime between 10 am and 12 noon It’s a morning of reflection for anyone who would like to come and sit in the church and ponder on the meaning of Lent and Easter and all that it holds for each one of us. There will be tables of activities to engage you, or just think about. Come and join in, we’d love to see you!
I have read some really interesting novels and books in the last few months that have described some profound social and even revolutionary movements. The first was the recent book by C J Sansom in the Shardlake series set in 1549 and the Kett Rebellion that took place in Norfolk. It was essentially a group of farmers and labourers who resisted the enclosure of the lands and demanded that they should be able to farm the land free from interference. A subplot in the book is th
I had a really interesting chat with someone who is training to be a Vicar this week. She described her worry that when it comes down to it, she will be rubbish! She won’t know what to say or do, the thought of taking services does not fill her with a sense of excitement, but rather dread. We speak in the church of calling and vocation to ministry but the sense of being called was filling her with unease about her capabilities. She has got through the selection process and so
This Sunday at the St Mary's 10.00am service will be our second Sunday All Age Service with the music group. There will be activities for children and a creche. The theme will be fishing and St Luke's story of the call of St Peter. We hope to see you there!
At last, after many years of hard work fundraising we have been able to make a start on our new roof here at St Mary’s. The church is wrapped in scaffolding and polythene sheeting, and the lead is coming off. Come along to the service at 10am on Sunday and you will be able to see the holes in the roof for yourself. We are strictly business as usual, and we hope you will never have the chance to see it like this again!
I think that an important part of a being a Vicar is listening. Alongside that, some of the most significant things you pick up tend to be in chance and short conversations. I’m sure you have probably had the same experience where you are walking along and meet someone and periodically stop for a conversation. I always try and think back on the last week walking into town and at the bus stop met someone who was telling me of the death of his son, and then on another day someo
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our Burns Night celebrations last week! A great time was had by all. The haggis was piped in by our resident jester, it was addressed and a hearty meal was served. There was Scottish dancing ably lead by Alastair, and community singing. If you missed it this year take a look at the photos, keep an eye out for the date next year and be sure to come along! The event raised just £5 short of £800 towards the roof fund!