Articles in Category: Letters

Filling the gaps

June letter by Bishop of Taunton

Filling the gaps

We all know the old adage, one volunteer is worth 10 pressed (wo)men. As we celebrate Volunteer Week 2018 (1-7 June) I want to give thanks for and to the thousands of volunteers across Somerset who love and serve our communities.

Making Time

March Letter by Bishop of Bath & Wells

Making Time

I remember my father once saying ‘as you get older the seconds seem longer, but the years go by faster.’

Vicar's Letter April 2018

Jesus' resurrection at Easter

Vicar's Letter April 2018

Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 

Vicar's Letter December 2018 / January 2019

Advent, Christmas and New Year

Vicar's Letter December 2018 / January 2019

During this Advent season and into 2019 we are all given a Bible verse to carry around with us, these are available in church. The bible verse is:
 
"All of us, with unveiled faces seeing the Glory of God as though being reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit." 2 Cor 3v18

Vicar's Letter February 2018

From Ash Wednesday to Easter

Vicar's Letter February 2018

It is interesting to note that this year Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th (St Valentine’s Day) and Easter Day is the 1st April.

Vicar's Letter February 2019

Christ is the Light of the World

Vicar's Letter February 2019

 Christmas 2018 now seems a life time ago and slowly but surely the days are lengthening by a few minutes each day. This month begins liturgically with Candlemas. 

Vicar's Letter July / August 2018

Confirmation

Vicar's Letter July / August 2018

You will read elsewhere in another article about a Confirmation service to be held in St Andrew’s in September. It seems a good time then to ponder on our own Confirmation – however long ago it might have been.

Vicar's Letter July 2019

Welcoming our new curate

Vicar's Letter July 2019

On behalf of St Andrew’s I want to publicly welcome Margaret as our Assistant Curate. Please make yourself known to Margaret and give her that St Andrew’s welcome that is so often commented on in our visitor’s book and by those visiting our services.

Vicar's Letter June 2018

Shining the light of Christ

Vicar's Letter June 2018

Last week I had the privilege of attending a special service in the centre of Derby, to celebrate and commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale in May1820.

Vicar's letter March 2019

Lent

Vicar's letter March 2019

 As I’m writing this it is unseasonably warm, and I’m enjoying the sunshine outside. According to Radio 4 the seasons are less defined this year, with spring flowers well on their way before time.

Vicar's Letter May 2018

Spring is in the air!

Vicar's Letter May 2018

As I write this (17th April) we are promised some warm weather following the very wet conditions we all had in March and April.