Posts from 2012

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A Christmas Thought

by Simon

One of my favourite Christmas songs is Perry Como’s “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. There’s something about his easy crooning style that seems just right for the song, but there’s also something about the sentiment – the excitement that Christmas is coming near.

In church we have particular Sundays that mark the passage of Advent and the … Read more >

The Benefits of a Classical Education

by Simon

I thought that the story of Andrew Mitchell MP would have been long forgotten by now, but, to borrow from Bob Mortimer, they wouldn't let it lie.  At the time of writing it is still unclear what the MP and Government Chief Whip did or did not say to police officers who refused him exit through a particular gate out … Read more >

The Curse of Fred Perry

by Simon

With England out of the Euros – those pesky penalties again – we can concentrate on what we do best – cheering on a Brit at Wimbledon in the hope that this year the name of Fred Perry will no longer need be mentioned as the last British male singles winner. A little research has reveals that the last British … Read more >

Hope of Promotion

by Simon

As a supporter of a football team who rarely achieve any success, I find it hard to sympathise with those who follow clubs at the top of the Premier League. Their games are televised every week, they have the best players and yet still their supporters complain that they haven’t won any silverware for the past three years.

This season, … Read more >

Holy Week and Easter Services

by Simon

Maundy Thursday Communion  8.00pm Good Friday Service  10.15am   Easter Sunday Communion followed by Breakfast  9.00am Family Worship  10.30am Easter Evening Worship  6.30pm… Read more >

The balance of his mind was disturbed …

by Simon

The inquest into the death of Wales Football manager, Gary Speed, ended with a narrative verdict which told us that Mr Speed died by his own hand, but that this may not have been his intention. Therefore we do not know whether or not Gary Speed was part of the 1 in 6 proportion of the population who currently suffer … Read more >