The Select Vestry proposes to re-register the graves in the graveyard and request that all persons claiming burial rights attend the church hall on the following days:
Friday 2 March 2018 10.00am until 4.00pm
Saturday 3 March 2018 10.00am until 4.00pm
Thursday 8 March 2018 6.00pm until 8.00pm
A fee of £20.00 will be charged per single grave plot for each re-registration.
All graves not claimed by Saturday 21 April 2018 will be deemed to have been abandoned and available for registration to interested parties.
To complete an Application for Registration of Grave please click below.
Application for Registration of Grave
Graveyard Regulations & Charges
‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace.’
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the best gifts you could possibly hope to receive this Christmas were in stock, and were absolutley free? Imagine in you were alble not only to recive these gifts yourself, but share them with others too? Christmas would be litteraly life-changing.
Forget those gadgets you soon tire of of, the expensive cosmetics that run out, and technology that quickly goes out of date. What if the gifts you received lasted for ever!
A Christmas celebration with Jesus at the heart of it has at least two key elements: JOY and PEACE. Joy as we see what the birth of Jesus means for us and a peace that reassures us that we are loved and belong to him.
Come and join us at our various services this December as we celebrate the joy and peace of Christmas – and the gift of Jesus himself.
Sun 3rd Dec at 11.00am Family Advent Sunday ‘together@11’ (refreshments afterwards)
Sun 17th Dec at 5.00pm Service of Lessons & Carols (refreshments afterwards)
Looking forward to see you.
Your friend and Rector,
‘Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.’
As summer draws to a close and we enter Autumn, it can be a time for thanksgiving. Maybe you could give thanks to God for a lovely summer holiday, for a wedding, for friends and family or new beginnings at school or university. In October we will give thanks for the food that we have in abundance in this country.
In his letter to Ephesians, St Paul encourages us all to live our lives in an attitude of thankfulness. This is a good discipline but requies effort! Sometimes I will catch myself in the middle of a great long moan about something, and have to make myself stop. If you are feeling grouchy for no good reason, try smiling – the physical act of smiling makes you feel more cheerful wheather you want to or not!
However, living lives of thankfulness doesn’t mean that we should just ignore our sufferings or the sufferings of others and pretend that they don’t matter. We cannot be mindlessly cheerful all the time. The Book of Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a time to laugh and a time to cry. Sometimes people are almost ashamed to talk about their troubles, saying they musn’t grumble, and implying that their sufferings are too small to be of concern compaired to other peoples. That is not right. All of our struggles and sufferings matter to God, however small they are. St Paul understood that if we can learn to be positive and thankful during the good times, then that will help sustain us through the bad times. In fact, he was in prison when he wrote to the Ephesians. Being thankful didn’t lessen his hardship, but it did help him to endure it.
So let us remember to be thankful … there’s a challenge for this Autumn. Whatever life may bring, it will be the better for having consciously tried to live in an attitude of thankfulness.
Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for all your blessings. Help us to live our lives with thankful hearts, in the name of Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who lived and died for us. Amen.
Your friend and Rector,
‘The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.’
Not many of us have first-hand experience of keeping sheep. Perhaps the closest we’ve come to it is watching the TV Series about sheepdog trials, One Man and His Dog. We’ve seen the shepherd, often at some distance behind his sheep, letting the dog demonstrate its expertise, guided by shouted command.
In Biblical days, however, the shepherd went first, looking out for danger, while the sheep followed. The much-loved 23rd Psalm tells us – ‘The Lord is my shepherd … He leads me beside still waters.’ The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, leading us, reminds us that Jesus goes before us, into every situation. We don’t need to face anything alone. In any new situation he’s there already. Whether it’s an illness that’s just been diagnosed, a new job or relationship, we need fear no evil.
If the Good Shepherd is leading us, we need to follow him – not dash off in other directions like some of those sheep on One Man and His Dog.
What does following Jesus mean? Among other things it means spreading the good news of the kingdom in word and action. We may not all be preachers or teacher, but even the way we live our lives can draw others to Jesus. Most of us are not called to lay down our lives for others, but we are called to dedicate our lives to them in the name of Jesus. Can we share God’s love with others so that they too can follow Jesus? At every service of Holy Communion we recall how Christ died and rose again, to lead us all into eternal life. We give thanks that the Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. This surely demands a response.
Your friend and rector,