Alison, the vicar of St Mary’s, writes a blog on which she posts articles, reflections and other useful bits and pieces. The most recent are shown below.

  • Have you taken down your decorations yet?  We have, and we have replaced them with bowls of bulbs as the promise of spring – something hopeful.  But we are also giving a nod to a continuing festive feeling with lots … Continue reading →
  • The tradition of marking the door or doorway of a house or church with chalk at Epiphany is centuries old.  Most often done using chalk on the door or the wall next to the door, you could also use a … Continue reading →
  • Below is a note from Steve Gaze, co-minister of Hardwick Evangelical Church about organising carol singing in the village. If you are interested, do get in touch with him direct. Because of the pandemic, we will not be hosting the … Continue reading →
  • This week’s thought for the week is a ‘guest post’ from Revd Paul Garnell, Team Curate and interim lead minister for Coton. In what has been an exceptional year, I have felt stuck somewhat in an endless state of repeat … Continue reading →
  • A quick review of religious and cultural festivals between Remembrance Sunday and the end of the calendar year throws up a list that includes Diwali, Hanukkah and the winter solstice as well as Christmas.  It is noteworthy that these all … Continue reading →
  • Does anyone else feel that despite the hope presented to us by vaccines and anti-body treatments, despite the prospect of the lifting of our current lockdown next week, despite the promise of at least some gathering at Christmas, despite the … Continue reading →
  • As part of the Archbishops’ call to pray during our renewed lockdown there some new options for the Lordsbridge Churches for praying with others on Zoom. You are invited to join any of these Zoom gatherings – apart from ‘Morning … Continue reading →
  • The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have identified this period of lockdown as a time of prayer.  There are many different ways to pray depending on personal preferences or circumstances.  The important thing is that prayer draws us closer to … Continue reading →
  • The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have identified this period of renewed lockdown as a time of prayer – daily as well as weekly.  This season between All Saints and Advent is also a good time of year to remember … Continue reading →
  • Like many of us over the last week, I have been watching the US election and its aftermath with awed fascination as Biden, Trump and colleagues have responded to the unfolding events.  At the weekend, I heard with sadness of … Continue reading →

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