Rector's Ramblings

Date posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 07:55

Notice on a church door “Well-known carpenter seeks joiners”.
Notice in parish magazine “Adam and Eve were the only people who had not read Apple’s terms and conditions”.

These two statements were used by the Archdeacon of Buckingham, Ven. Guy Elsmore, in his address to clergy and churchwardens at...Read more...

Date posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 07:00

I am sure that many of you, like me, have precious objects that you look after with great care. There are many different reasons why these items are precious to us – they may hold special memories, were a gift from a loved one, are antiques or of value in...Read more...

Date posted: Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 09:41

This edition of “Ramblings” is dedicated to all parents of young children. John and I have just returned from a 5 day holiday spent with our daughter and grandchildren – and I am full of respect for parents who cope with the demands of young children on a daily basis!...Read more...

Date posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 20:18

Rector’s Ramblings

The seasons of the church year are identified by name and colour; we begin December with the season of Advent and the colour purple and we move into The Christmas season which is signified by the colour white. These colours are evident in the Altar frontal in church...Read more...

Date posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 19:42

Rector’s Ramblings

As I was leaving a bookshop the other day I spotted a book with the title “The Golden Thread: how fabric changed history”. History and textiles combined in one book - two of my favourite subjects. I had to buy it! I was both surprised and delighted later...Read more...

Date posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 21:06

Rector’s Ramblings

This last week has been a roller-coaster of emotions for me, reflecting the variety of events and situations that I have been involved in. I have moved from the joy of babies and young children to the sadness of funerals. The week stated with a day of babysitting...Read more...

Date posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 19:30

Rector’s Ramblings

I got some very strange looks in Sainsbury’s in Bicester a few weeks ago!  I was standing in the baby clothes department clutching a doll in my arms. I kept taking outfits from their hangers and trying them against the doll to check the size.  I eventually purchased...Read more...

Date posted: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 19:05

Rector’s Ramblings

At this time of year many people enjoy a holiday in the sun to try and boost their spirits amidst the gloom of winter. In the past John and I have enjoyed winter holidays in Madeira or Tunisia; this year it was a week in a cottage on...Read more...

Date posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 19:43

Rector’s Ramblings

A few weeks ago Jenny and I attended an event at Sandown Racecourse. No, we were not having a flutter on the horses; it was a Christian Resources Exhibition. We were able to view a number of stalls selling books, stationery items, and worship artefacts that could be...Read more...

Date posted: Monday, November 6, 2017 - 19:15

Rector’s Ramblings

I travelled to London by train last week and had a fascinating journey. I travelled on a slightly later train so that I could use my Senior Railcard (there are some advantages to getting older!). In spite of the fact that it was after the rush hour period...Read more...

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