From The Vicarage September 2017
I have just sat down and had a good look through the August 2017 magazine, mainly to refresh myself as to what Norma said in her From the Vicarage article. In doing so, I was reminded of the good, professional job carried out in producing the magazine. A big thank you to all concerned, especially Judith and Jackie! (The new photocopier has also helped in the overall presentation of the magazine.)

One of the features that made me chuckle was the joke about the Vicar who had a hole in one whilst skipping service on Sunday morning to play a solo round of golf. His punishment was the fact that he won't be able to tell anyone about his success. It did, however, remind me that we shouldn't feel guilty when we take time out to enjoy ourselves (perhaps, in my case, not Sunday morning golf), as long as we get the balance right between work, rest and play. I know from my own experiences that when I have time off work I tend to dash around, ‘playing’ too much. I need to chill out more and simply rest. I am sure that at times we all struggle to get the balance right!

Of course, we are commanded by God in the Ten Commandments to rest on the Sabbath day, and this doesn't simply mean rest from physical activity, it also means experiencing peace of mind or spirit. Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you will find rest for your souls.' Our burden could be over-work, over-play, or perhaps something else. Seeking spiritual rest and a relationship with Jesus changes meaningless, wearisome effort into spiritual productivity and even purpose in life.

As the summer draws to a close, it is not too late to take time out and simply rest in God's presence and assess life. There is a time to work, a time to rest and a time to play. Are you doing all three?

God bless,

Tim and Norma













Extracts From The

Parish Magazine

September 3




1st Reading

Romans 12:9-end

(Exodus 12:1-14)

Exodus 14:19-end

Philippians 1:21-end


Matthew 16:21-end

(Matthew 18:15-20)

Matthew 18:21-35

Matthew 20:1-16


Anthony Westnedge

Anne Brown

Tony Dewdney

John Russell



John Russell


Lesson Readers

If you are unavailable on your allocated date, please arrange to change with someone else.


September 3




October 1

8.00 a.m.

Roger Hulme

Janet Tute

Anne Potts

Roy Waller

Lynda Carter

11.00 a.m.

Tony Curzon

Carole Curzon

Peter Bullivent

Carolyn Bullivent

Frank Glynn

Christine Glynn

John Russell

Rita Russel

Tony Curzon

Carole Curzon

6.30 a.m.

Howard Hulme

Colin Marlow


Howard Hulme

Sidesmen Rota

Occasional Offices


24th. August  Peter Wilkes and Jennifer Morgan

25th. August  Sean Coles and Olivia Rawcliffe


4th. August (funeral at St. Paul’s)  Peter Taylor 77

11th. August – Interment of Ashes  Eileen Smith 102

16th. August  Brenda Meachin 87

21st. August  Joyce Critchlow 86

Pictures from the visit to Denbigh

Group of us on the Town Tour

James and Grace standing with the lorry used on the great train robbery


I hope you have all had a good Summer holidays.  If it has been anything like me your feet won’t have touched the ground!

Those of you who did not come on our annual outing missed a real treat.  Denbigh has a lot more to offer than any of us thought!  Twenty two members, family and friends went on the outing and we were made very welcome by St. Mary’s MU who only have around eight members.  We were served coffee in the Church and then we split into groups with some of us having a guided walk around the town, others went to see the medieval Church and a couple visited the Radio Museum.  After a delicious two course lunch, again served in St. Mary’s Church we set off to visit Cai Dai Museum which held items from the 50’s.  To a lot of us this was not so much a museum as a record of our childhood!   There were some very interesting items including the lorry that was used in the great train robbery.  Hopefully I will be sending some of the photographs of the outing to the St. Thomas’s website if anyone is interested in viewing them.

Five members attended the Quiet Evening at Rainow on the 25th August and a  lovely evening was had by all as is usual at Rainow.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our next meeting and is you are able perhaps bring any neighbours or friends along.

September Diary Dates

Thurs 14th Sept. – Monthly Meeting -  Wendy Sykes – AFIA information and  games to raise funds

Refreshments: Lynne Hibbert & Tricia Steele     Raffle, Table Flowers & Vote of Thanks:  Lynne Hibbert

Items for inclusion in the next month’s magazine should be

sent to Jackie Hulme by the 20th September.

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