Category Archives: Letters

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

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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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An Unceasing Chain of Worshippers

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, It is now well over thirty years since I qualified as an accountant. After several years of studying for exams, at the same time as going to work, I was solemnly elected … Continue reading

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Worrying

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, I know that some of you, like me, enjoy watching the television programme ‘The Repair Shop’.  If you haven’t seen it, do watch out for an episode.  In the programme a team … Continue reading

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Jesus is not Safe

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, If you were in church at either 8.00 am or 9.30 am on 18th August you would have heard Gerard preach a most inspiring sermon. In it he brought us face to … Continue reading

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Wholeness and Peace

St Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, Throughout my ministry one of my great interests has been the Church’s ministry of Wholeness and Healing. It is an area which, by prayer and sacrament, the Church has much to offer … Continue reading

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