To find service times, readings, prayers and NEWS , click to open the Benefice Bulletin 26 April 2015.
Ronald Blythe is glad that a poet is remembered in a cathedral window A SUMMER day in April. The windows wide, the robins noisy. A visit to the old horse-pond to see the marsh marigolds in all their glory. Their Latin name comes from kalathos, Greek for “goblet”. Their leaves hide the water, and their petals are […]
An extract from the APCM minutes…. Vicar’s Report – April 2015 Revd John Chandler gave reports on his first year in the benefice at each of the Annual Parish Meetings in April. Here follows a summary of the common messages in his report: Revd John said that in his view we have had an excellent […]
To find service times, readings, prayers and NEWS , click to open the Benefice Bulletin 19 April 2015.
Ronald Blythe envies the gallivanting St Mark HOT April days; the birds building, the skies high and still. On Sunday, I dressed for a procession, only to find children tying trinkets on an Easter tree. It was Sunday school with ceremony. But lunch was spring lamb and sherry. Bad news from good friends: their days here […]
To find service times, readings, prayers and NEWS for this Sunday, click to open the Benefice Bulletin 12 April 2015.
Paintings in an art gallery remind Ronald Blythe of the friends of his youth I LOVE provincial art galleries. It is amazing what hangs on their walls. Is that a real Picasso? And who is this painter no one has ever heard of? It is so captivating. This week, I went to the Minories Art Gallery, in […]
Ronald Blythe is struck again by the freshness of a medieval writer HOLY WEEK. A soft gale troubles the bare trees. But it will not rain. Gulls land among the horses. The stream pours unseen to the river. The garden calls. I re-read Julian’s revelations of divine love in which, for me, there is an unparalleled […]
To find service times, readings, prayers and NEWS for Easter Sunday, click to open the Benefice Bulletin 5 April 2015.
How is it that daffodils appear so suddenly, Ronald Blythe wonders COLLECTING the post, there they were, where they had been since time immemorial: my wild daffodils under the plum tree – the ones that Dorothy Wordsworth drew her brother’s attention to. Although he did not acknowledge this when he wrote, “And all at once I […]