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Ann Writes

No Christian is solitary. Through baptism we become members of the one body of Christ, which is the church, and of the company of saints. We are joined into a company that transcends even death itself. Charles Wesley wrote: One family, we dwell in him, One Church, above, beneath; Though now divided by the stream, […]

Ann Writes

September and October are often beautiful months here and they are also, of course, the months in which we celebrate Harvest in our churches. One of the regular Scripture readings for Harvest is the passage from the 6th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel: ‘Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we […]

John Writes

Dear Friends During my childhood in the years leading up to the Second World War holidays were different from today both in quantity and in the places where most people spent them.  My father, together with most others, was allowed two weeks holiday with pay at dates negotiated each year, and except in my earliest […]

Ann Writes

I like the period after Easter. After the emotional intensity and busyness of Holy Week and Easter it is a time for more reflection, particularly on what being resurrection people really means. We always read from the Acts of the Apostles during this time, which gives us fascinating insight into the struggles of the early […]

Ann Writes

So we come to the beginning of another new year.  Mick and I have been here just over a month, boxes have been unpacked, walls painted, and pictures have been hung.  The books are now safely all in   alphabetical order! We all want to have somewhere to call home, surrounded by familiar objects, places and, […]

Ann Writes

It is lovely to be joining this community as Rector at this time of year.  I grew up in Taunton and have so many fond memories of Christmases past, particularly Boxing Day by the sea in Lyme or Sidmouth!  Since then I have lived in many different parts of the country, but now I am […]

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