Vicar's Blog

  • Vicar’s Blog May 2019 – Richard Lawry’s Final Blog at Norbury

    26th April

    The month of May is book-ended, as it were, by two notable festivals in the Church calendar. On 1st May, we remember “Philip and James,…

  • Vicar’s Blog April 2019

    30th March

    From teenage years onwards, I’ve been a bit of a fan of Shakespeare. When I was fortunate enough as an adult to be in various…

  • Vicar’s Blog March 2019

    28th February

    I reflected on the Christian journey in the lead article of this month’s parish magazine, especially in terms of times of significant change, but we…

  • Vicar’s Blog February 2019

    1st February

    I’m writing this the day after the COP24 Climate Change Conference talks came to a conclusion, just before Christmas. The purpose of these conferences, of…

  • Vicar’s Blog January 2019

    28th December

    Like most of us, I imagine, I tend to keep special cards, postcards, pictures, poems and prayers that I’ve been given. Some of them stay…

  • Vicar’s Blog December 2018

    29th November

    One of the great clichés in films is when someone dramatically flags down a taxi, the taxi screams to a halt, the person jumps straight…

  • Vicar’s Blog November 2018

    28th October

    Each November, we call to mind on Remembrance Sunday all those who have died in conflict and give thanks for peace. This year our all-age…

  • Vicar’s Blog October 2018

    4th October

    Brenda and I were fortunate enough to catch the first couple of days of the Greenbelt Festival at the end of August. Greenbelt is a…

  • Vicar’s Blog September 2018

    22nd August

    The expression “fake news” has entered the language and our thinking. Two years ago, before the advent of a certain D Trump, the expression wouldn’t…

  • Vicar’s Blog August 2018

    27th July

    If anyone goes near a beach this summer, one thing they will be bound to see is a sandcastle. I’m amazed at the complexity of…