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A Lesson in Thankfulness

St Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, Last Thursday afternoon I spent a wonderful time at St Michael’s Primary School. I’m very used to being there on a regular basis – particularly to lead school worship – but, on more »

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Rest in the Lord

St Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, Recently, Jane and I were hugely privileged to spend a week in the south of France. It’s a part of the world that I had not previously visited and I was overwhelmed more »

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Bishop of Berwick Announced at Mini Michaels

On Thursday, 1st September St Michael’s was honoured to be the venue where the name of the new Suffragan Bishop of Berwick was announced. The grown-ups and children of Mini Michaels gathered for their usual Thursday morning session of  play, more »

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Running the Race

St Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, I am writing this letter as the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro draw to a close. As they began on 5th August I have to admit to having a heavy heart more »

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Do As We Can

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, Holidays dictate that I write this monthly letter further away from the deadline date than is usual. I was reminded, however, that for the July edition of ‘Gateway’, writing only a day more »

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Community

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, As I write this letter people are making their way to polling stations to vote in the referendum about Britain’s membership of the European Union. ‘Gateway’ is not the place to take more »

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Not-so Ordinary Time

St Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, Since 29th November last year (the first Sunday of Advent) the Church has had a long round of celebrations and observations. We have prepared ourselves for the birth of Jesus, celebrated that more »

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Feathers and Fishing Lines!

A symbolic installation of feathers and fishing line appeared above St Michael’s Church font last Sunday. It was Pentecost Sunday,a day when the church celebrates the coming of God’s Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples. In the bible the Spirit is more »

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The Queen at 90

Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, As I write this letter our Queen is celebrating her 90th birthday. I am sure that she is inundated with messages of congratulation and goodwill – and rightly so. Hers has been a more »

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Nine Days of Prayer

This year, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting the whole Church to pray in the week leading up to Pentecost for engagement in evangelism. The Archbishops wrote to every serving parish priest in the Church of England: ‘we more »

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