Holy Cross and St Mary

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Vicar’s February 2021 Message

Dear friends, Growing up in London, one of my favourite family times was on a Saturday night gathered around our black and white TV, rented from Rediffusion, watching Michael Miles “Take You Pick.” At the climax of the show, contestants would be invited to “open the box or take the money!” The excitement grew as Michael tempted them with more cash in…

Vicar’s Christmas Message

Dear friends, During this time of Advent and leading up to the big day on 25th, life can become quite frantic as we struggle to find time to make our preparations. When I was growing up in London, the big thing for me was looking forward to Christmas morning when, each year I would be…

Our Response To Coronavirus

Dear friends, I haven’t known anything like this in my lifetime. The silent, invisible enemy of Covid-19, has invaded the world, leaving many people facing the tragedy of losing loved ones, many of whom died alone. Many are facing an uncertain future as economies all around the world collapse. I remember years back, when I…

Vicar’s Easter Message

Dear friends, Here’s a great thought for Easter: I know a way that you could disprove Christianity once and for all! Christianity is the only faith that stands or falls on one simple truth – the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. If it could be proved that this event never happened, the Christian faith…

A Warm Red Autumn!

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Summer Message From The Vicar

Dear friends, What an amazing summer of sporting events! At the time of writing, the sun is shining, and England are in the Semi Finals of the World Cup – by the time you read this, the team under the excellent leadership of Gareth Southgate, may have gone all the way and be bringing the World Cup home! Even if this is…

Understatements

I find understatements very interesting. You know the kind of thing – when there is a huge issue, problem or event about to happen, and it is spoken of as if it were nothing. Jim Lovell, an astronaut with the Apollo 13 crew, when all seemed lost because an oxygen tank had exploded when they were 200,000 miles above the earth, famously…

Community Choir

Join our Community Choir! You don’t have to be a great singer! You might think you can’t sing at all! You don’t need to read music! You just need to give it a try. Singing is very good for you – and we will be generating a “feel good factor” at our rehearsals each week! So how did it all begin? Revd…