• January News From Bishop Martin

    20 Dec 2021 • From the Clergy

    And God held in his hand
    A small globe. Look, he said.
    The son looked. Far off,
    As through water, he saw
    A scorched land of fierce
    Colour. The light burned
    There; crusted buildings
    Cast their shadows; a bright
    Serpent, a river
    Uncoiled itself, radiant
    With slime.
    On a bare
    Hill a bare tree saddened
    The sky. Many people
    Held out their thin arms
    To it, as though waiting
    For a vanished April
    To return to its crossed
    Boughs. The son watched
    Them. Let me go there, he said.
    The Coming by RS Thomas 1913-2000

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  • Christmas 2021 Flowers

    Christmas 2021 Flowers

    19 Dec 2021 • St John's Parish News

    Once again our Flower Ladies have done us proud and provided some wonderful flower decorations around the church for the lead up to Christmas

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  • GODs Victorian Christmas

    GODs Victorian Christmas

    11 Dec 2021 • St John's Parish News

    Yet again we were enthralled by the wonderful Paul Harding with his history knowledge, this time we learnt all about Christmas in Victorian times.

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  • December News From the Clergy

    December News From the Clergy

    24 Nov 2021 • From the Clergy

    To ask “What is at the heart of Christmas?” may seem a very obvious question – but is it really? Answer honestly; if Christmas was cancelled – and I mean really cancelled, not just scaled down like last year – what would you miss the most? Would it be the family gatherings? The excessive quantities of food and drink consumed?

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  • Discover History talk - Guy Fawkes

    Discover History talk - Guy Fawkes

    8 Nov 2021 • St John's Parish News

    Yet another fantastically interesting and humorous talk from Paul Harding.

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  • November News From The Clergy

    November News From The Clergy

    20 Oct 2021 • From the Clergy

    November is traditionally a time for remembering: All Saints and All Souls, along with Remembrance Sunday, are key parts of the opening half of the month in the church calendar. The last of these in particular is one which has a resonance for many people who still have memories of the Second World War or more recent conflicts, or who have themselves been in the forces.

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  • Flower Arrangements 2021

    Flower Arrangements 2021

    13 Oct 2021 • St John's Parish News

    The Flower Arrangers have done the church proud this year with their wonderful arrangements.

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  • Bishop Martin Pilgrimage

    Bishop Martin Pilgrimage

    30 Sep 2021 • St John's Parish News

    Bishop Martin, Bishop of Dudley, Pilgrimage of Prayer and Hope

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  • October News From the Clergy

    October News From the Clergy

    22 Sep 2021 • From the Clergy

    Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

    Conspiring with him how to load and bless

    With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;

    To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,

    And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

    To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells

    With a sweet kernel; ….

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  • From the Clergy for September

    From the Clergy for September

    18 Aug 2021 • From the Clergy

    Coventry Cathedral is a striking building in many ways, but one of its most memorable features is the large, bronze sculpture of Michael defeating the devil on its east wall. The work of Jacob Epstein in 1958, it is a vivid reminder of the cathedral’s dedication to St Michael, but it is a popular theme around the Christian world. A stone’s throw from the Anglican Cathedral in Miraflores, Lima, Michael presides over a roundabout from atop a column.

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