Monthly Archives: February 2016

Soul Food: More St David’s Day Celebrations

Although I was fairly happy with last year’s St David’s Day feast, having discovered lurking at the back of a kitchen shelf a nifty little cook book entitled The Welsh Kitchen: Recipes from Wales, I formed plans to surprise the … Continue reading

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Lent 3:There but for the Grace of God go I.

This third Sunday of lent sets us some disturbing readings, and some tough challenges. At the beginning of the Bible passage for this Sunday Luke refers to some pretty horrific tragedies in which people have died, people are asking Jesus what caused … Continue reading

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A time to break down: Farewell Village Hall

The history of Nether Wallop Village hall is a fascinating one: Philip Darnell, who owned Heathmanstreet Manor from 1902 until 1917, had an ongoing feud with the vicar, Revd Lacon, about how church money should be spent. In his capacity … Continue reading

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Lent 1: Lead us not into Temptation

Yesterday, I spent the morning with young families preparing to have their children baptised. We remembered how Jesus had been baptised by John in the river Jordan, and how as he emerged, dripping wet, from the Jordan river, the heaven’s … Continue reading

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God Speed the Plough!

  One of the suggested readings for Plough Sunday comes from one of St Paul’s letters to the church in Corinth. It seems, reading between the lines, that accusations have been made against him with regards to finances. It is … Continue reading

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Stop, Look and Listen: The Transfiguration

This one Sunday in between the last feast of Christmas and the beginning of Lent, is a visual feast to the eyes. The Transfiguration of Christ is a rather exotic and dramatic event and many artists throughout the centuries have … Continue reading

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