Vicar's Blog

  • Vicar’s Blog August 2016

    3rd August

    I’m told that bad backs account for more lost days in industry in this country than any other ailment. Most of the time my back…

  • Vicar’s Blog July 2016

    2nd July

    “There is a time for everything,” says the Book of Ecclesiastes, “and a season for every activity under the sun” (3:1). “A time to be…

  • Vicar’s Blog June 2016

    12th June

    So, Referendum Day approaches! I rather suspect that more words have been said – and indeed tempers frayed – over this EU Referendum than over…

  • Vicar’s Blog May 2016

    3rd May

    One Saturday in March, Brenda and I went into Manchester to visit “PassionArt: BE STILL”. This was an event that “celebrates the ancient Christian festival…

  • Vicar’s Blog April 2016

    3rd April

    If you don’t like football, please don’t feel you have to give up on this article now! Because what I’m about to say is not…

  • Vicar’s Blog March 2016

    3rd March

    Some bad news for the clergy, I’m afraid: a new opinion poll suggests we’re trusted less than we used to be!   Surveys comparing public trust…

  • Vicar’s Blog February 2016

    3rd February

    Journeys and journeying have again been in my mind recently.  I was writing this piece just before travelling up to the Lake District for a…

  • Vicar’s Blog January 2016

    3rd January

    Half way through January, I’ll be making my way down to Devon for a party.  It’s a long way to go for a party, but…

  • Vicar’s Blog December 2015

    3rd December

    Every year, as many will know, we hold a Junior Schools Carol Service, at which we welcome all the Year 6 pupils from the six…

  • Vicar’s Blog November 2015

    3rd November

    I’m writing this during the first week of the Rugby World Cup, and I noticed, rather late, that a “global prayer wave” was organized to…