Category Archives: Letters

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

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Thankfulness

St. Michael’s Vicarage, Alnwick August 2021 Dear People of Alnwick, I want to begin by thanking many of you for your cards, good wishes and the assurance of prayers during my recent, somewhat unexpected, bout of chickenpox. How I wish … Continue reading

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St. Michael’s post-pandemic

St. Michael’s Vicarage, Alnwick July 2021 Dear People of Alnwick, Many of us had hoped that, by the time you were reading this, we would have been released from ‘lockdown’ and things might have been returning to normal — whatever … Continue reading

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“My Chains fell off, ….”

St. Michael’s Vicarage, Alnwick June 2021 Dear People of Alnwick, As I write this letter the Prime Minister has just officially informed the nation that we can proceed to the next stage on the roadmap to recovery from the Coronavirus … Continue reading

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Journey Out of Lockdown

St Michael’s Vicarage, Alnwick May 2021 Dear People of Alnwick, As we continue to journey along our roadmap out of lockdown it had been really good to see so many people returning to church. Last Sunday, at the 10.00am service, … Continue reading

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Recovery

St Michael’s Vicarage, Alnwick April 2021 Dear People of Alnwick, As I write this we are preparing, as a church, to take part in the National Day of Reflection marking a full year since our country first went into lockdown … Continue reading

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Nurturing the Seeds

St. Michael’s Vicarage, Alnwick March 2021 Dear People of Alnwick, In early January Jane began her gardening year by planting tomato seeds. This year we will have red, yellow and black – yes, black – tomatoes. The seeds were carefully … Continue reading

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Lent Prayer

– A Lent Prayer Lord, it is Lent. Lent is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God. It is Lent after a long year. What has been done has been done; what has not been done … Continue reading

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Towards a Thankful Lent 2021

St. Michael’s Vicarage, Alnwick February 2021 Dear Friends, LENT 2021 Jennie and Iris were great friends and stalwart members of the church where I grew up and I remember them with great fondness. Coming out of Evensong many years ago … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark

St. Michael’s Vicarage,  Alnwick February 2021 Dear People of Alnwick, It was a delight and a privilege to have Bishop Mark, our new Bishop of Berwick, preach at our streamed service on Sunday 24th January when we celebrated the feast … Continue reading

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Longing for Light

St. Michael’s Vicarage Alnwick Dear People of Alnwick, I am writing this letter in the middle of November for an issue of ‘Gateway’ which covers the period to the end of January. In terms of the Church’s year this will … Continue reading

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