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    Message from the Manse – August/September 17

    Dear Friends As I write this I am very conscious of the changeability of the weather. We have been experiencing rain one minute followed by warm sunshine. It seems like it’s been like that most of the Summer. Life can bring lots of changes, some expected and some unexpected, some welcome and others not so […]

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    Message from the Manse – June/July 17

    Dear Friends A couple of weeks ago the Coats Observatory posted online three photographs of Ravens nesting on the tower of our church. It seems that it is uncommon for Ravens to nest in more urban areas, and that they prefer the countryside. I wonder why these Ravens chose to nest on our church (maybe […]

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    Message from the Manse – April/May 17

    Dear Friends It is nice that the days are now lengthening out, and that we can see spring flowers once again in our gardens and parks. These things bring joy and encouragement and remind us of new life as creation renews itself. Very soon we will be entering Holy Week and it is good that […]

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    Message from the Manse – February/March 17

    Dear Friends We are now well into the New Year. 2017 will no doubt have opportunities as well as challenges for each one of us. It is good that we seek to grow in our faith and ask in all things what the Lord would have us do.  On the last day of February we […]

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  • Message from the Manse – October/November

    Dear Friends In recent weeks it has been a delight to see the countryside combine harvesters at work and stacked bales of hay in the fields. These are a reminder that we are at the time of year when many churches celebrate the in gathering of the harvest or have harvest festivals. When we are at […]

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    Message from the Manse – August/September 2016

    Dear All Since the last issue of the Herald we have seen a number of changes in our government and relations within the world. The UK’s decision to exit from Europe has brought feelings of uncertainty for many and we have seen a level of intolerance within society. We now also have a new Prime […]

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    Message from the Manse – April/May 2016

    Dear Friends, Spring is now very much upon us and it is a delight to see the spring flowers, and to hear the bird songs, as creation renews itself.  After a rather dull and very wet winter it’s refreshing too to see some sunshine! I am looking forward to some time away in the countryside […]

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    Message from the Manse – February 2016

    The second week in February will take us into the season of Lent. During Lent we see a lengthening of the days for which many of us will be thankful. Lent has been observed in the Christian Church as a time of fasting remembering our Lord’s forty days in the wilderness. It is good for […]

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  • Message from the Manse – November 2015

    The last few weeks have started to feel cooler and it’s nice to see the wonderful autumn colours all around us. We are aware too that the days are getting shorter as the hours of daylight are lessening. Tonight is bonfire night and the dark sky is bright with fireworks. Later in the month the […]

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    Message from the Manse – August 2015

    Dear friends, Very often for weddings at our church couples choose to sing ‘One More Step Along the World I Go’. Marriages are important events and bring with them changes in a couple’s relationship. The hymn is a reminder to keep travelling with the Lord, through new experiences and changes which come our way. Some […]

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