• Pastoral Letter

    Pastoral Letter – 20th September

    My Dear Friends ‘Look to the Lord and his strength;seek his face always.’Psalm 105:4 I seem to have spent a great deal of time staring at my computer this week.  In this strange new world, it is the way to…

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    Pastoral Letter – 13th September

    My Dear Friends ‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me and every tongue shall give praise to God.’Romans 14:11 This week I attended an online course, organised by Bishop Helen-Ann called Hopeful Conversations.  It seemed…

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    Pastoral Letter – 30th August

    My Dear Friends ‘Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.  Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.’Romans 12:12-14 These verses from Paul’s letter to the Romans, part of the Epistle for this week,…

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    Pastoral Letter – 23rd August

    My Dear Friends Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.’Matthew 16:16 In our gospel Simon Peter recognises and makes explicit who Jesus is.  He declares out loud that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son…

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    Pastoral Letter – 16th August

    My Dear Friends ‘Behold how good and pleasant it is   to dwell together in unity.’Psalm 133:1 The Psalm that is appointed for today is Psalm 133 which is a psalm that I love – as I have said before the psalms…

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    Pastoral Letter – 31st July

    My Dear Friends ‘The Lord is near to those who call upon him, to all who call upon him faithfully’           Psalm 145:19 This week has been one of many changes in policy and much confusion about what the latest…

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    Pastoral Letter – 23rd July

    My Dear Friends ‘The Kingdom of heaven is like…….’Matthew 13 I don’t know about you but there are times when it is difficult to feel positive about things, particularly when we seem to be bombarded by a host of difficult…

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    Pastoral Letter – 18th July

    My Dear Friends ‘For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God;’Romans 8:19 We had our first Sunday service back in church last week at St John’s in Bellerby and it was lovely to…

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    Pastoral Letter – 12th July

    My Dear Friends ‘Let anyone with ears listen’Matthew 13:9 Our gospel reading today is focused on the Parable of the Sower and seems appropriate for today and where we are in terms of re-opening our churches.  Jesus says, ‘Let anyone…