• Weston Coach Trip July 2022

    Weston Coach Trip July 2022

    2 Aug 2022 • St John's Parish News

    Our latest Coach trip was to the seaside at Weston-Super-Mare and was thoroughly enjoyed by a full coach load of people.

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  • Good Old Days - Pompeii

    Good Old Days - Pompeii

    17 Jul 2022 • St John's Parish News

    We were thoroughly entertained, as usual, by Paul Harding from Discover History this month with his talk on Pompeii.

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  • Coach Trip to Oxford

    Coach Trip to Oxford

    3 Jul 2022 • St John's Parish News

    The Coach trips are starting up again, in June we went to Oxford for the day.

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  • July News From The Clergy

    July News From The Clergy

    24 Jun 2022 • From the Clergy

    As we move into the summer, many of you will be going on journeys of one sort or another.
    There will be holidays taken in various parts of this country and further afield; visits to family members and friends, and trips out to places of natural beauty or historical interest. Most of these journeys will have a fixed destination and a set time to spend there before returning to your starting point.

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  • June News From the Clergy

    June News From the Clergy

    18 May 2022 • From the Clergy

    The Christian calendar of saints comes with a definite hierarchy.
    At the top is Mary, the mother of Jesus, who receives three separate days celebrating plus her own Sunday of Advent, as well as numerous churches dedicated to her across the world.

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  • May News From The Clergy

    May News From The Clergy

    27 Apr 2022 • From the Clergy

    Growing up, as I did, in the semi-rural parish of Claines, Rogation Sunday was one on which we concentrated on agriculture, asking God’s blessing on the land as we “beat the bounds.” Most years this beating of the bounds only involved a small number of parishioners but one year an adventurous curate took it to a new level, using various forms of transport for different parts of the journey. A motorbike, tractor and even a canoe were pressed into service. This gave the parishioners some fun and remained a talking point for several years (as you can see by the fact that I still remember and want to write about it!).

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  • Good Old Days - Titanic Talk

    Good Old Days - Titanic Talk

    14 Apr 2022 • St John's Parish News

    Some people come for the cakes provided during the refreshment break but most come for the fantastic talks provided by Paul Harding from Discover History.

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  • April News from the Clergy

    April News from the Clergy

    25 Mar 2022 • From the Clergy

    Shortly before 10pm on Shrove Tuesday 1945, the air raid sirens sounded in Dresden. They had done so more than a hundred times previously during the war without any serious damage being inflicted, the Saxon capital being one of the few intact German cities remaining. Despite the increasing concentration of armaments and other war industries, the anti-aircraft defences had been moved elsewhere, leaving the city extremely vulnerable.

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  • March News From The Clergy

    March News From The Clergy

    25 Feb 2022 • From the Clergy

    David, Chad, Adrian, Non, Duthac, Kessog, Patrick and Cuthbert. What do all these have in common?
    You may be able to come up with several answers, but the two I’m looking for are that they all have their feast days in March and they all have a Celtic connection.
    For a short time, when I was living in Claines, we had a vicar who was married to a lovely Irish lady and during March she led us in a Celtic Service – a beautiful evening, made perfect by her serving home-made shortbread afterwards! Even without the shortbread, the evening made an impact on us as our attention was focused on those Celtic saints of whom, generally speaking, we know very little.

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  • February News From the Clergy

    February News From the Clergy

    21 Jan 2022 • From the Clergy

    As I write this, I am in my second day of isolation after a positive Covid test. It is a frustrating experience, given that I am not ill and staying still does not agree with me. One can only clean the oven so many times.

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