LETTER FROM THE VICAR JULY 2020

Dear Friends Last month, America returned astronauts to orbit for the first time since 2011 in the first manned flight of Elon Musk’s SpaceX.  Ten million people and I around the world watched the launch live.  Everyone witnessed the curvature of earth from the space...

Letter from the Vicar June 2020

Dear Friends The month of June reminds us of summer and the clear skies and the warmth of the sun. Nathaniel Parker Willis cites, “It is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses, when pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses”. And...

Letter from the Vicar May 2020

Dear Friends May is a beautiful month for both hemispheres of earth. In the North, spring is gradually blooming into summer, while the South celebrates the beautiful colours of autumn and its harvest. May is also National Smile Month. I suspect that we’re not smiling...

Letter from the Vicar April 2020

Dear Friends We have just finished our season of Lent reflection during the month of March, which began with Ash Wednesday on 26th February.   This was a time for deep contemplation, fasting from food and festivities and praying in recognition of Jesus’ 40 days in the...

Letter from the Vicar March 2020

Dear Friends The month of March was originally the first month of the year in older versions of the Roman calendar because of its association with the first day of spring.   According to Royal Museums Greenwich, the 2020 spring equinox occurs on 20th March at 3.49am...