Category Archives: Letters

The Vicar’s monthly letters to the people of Alnwick.

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Being ‘FINE’

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, How are you? That feels like the most appropriate thing I can ask as the clocks go back, the dark nights descend and the prospect of a difficult winter lies ahead. But … Continue reading

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Lead, Kindly Light

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, As I write this letter the news is not good. Northumberland, along with the rest of the North East, is now under a scheme of restrictions in a bid to halt further … Continue reading

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Bearing and Sharing Our Burdens

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, St. Paul was very good at telling people off! In writing to the Church in Galatia he told the Christian community there: “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will … Continue reading

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For the Healing of the Nations

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, I am writing this letter on the day our Prime Minister announced an easing in the Covid 19 lockdown situation in England. The relaxation (which will come into effect from 4th July) … Continue reading

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“Ordinary” Time

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, As I looked in my diary the other day I could not help but smile. According to our church calendar we will be entering Ordinary Time at the beginning of June! Well, … Continue reading

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Little Things

This letter, and the rest of St Michael’s Church magazine, are also available as a pdf on this website. St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, None of us has previously experienced such times as those in which we … Continue reading

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Do Not Fear

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, I am writing this letter on Monday 23rd March – a day after the first Sunday in living memory, perhaps in the history of the Christian Church in this land, when Sunday … Continue reading

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Living to Please God During Lent

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, I find it quite astonishing just how often what seems to be a chance reading of an article – or a debate apparently accidentally heard on the radio – can set off … Continue reading

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Our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, On 6th February this year our Queen will have been our monarch for an amazing sixty-eight years. Many of us will have seen the old black and white footage of her arrival … Continue reading

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A New World is Coming

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, As I write this letter the run up to the general election is really beginning to take off. No one knows what result we will wake up to on 13th December; it … Continue reading

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