Vicars Letter

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Letter September 2021

Dear Friends This September we will be running a study course across the Brockenhurst, Boldre and South Baddesley group called Living in Love and Faith.  It’s a five session course produced by the House of Bishops to help the Church of England explore the complicated, emotive and divisive issues of

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Letter August 2021

Dear Friends, I wonder if you are all feeling slightly anxious about what to do with yourself in a week or so’s time – after all the European Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics will no longer be on our TV screens (unless you’ve bought the Greatest Highlights Compilation!), and even

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Letter July 2021

Following the cancellation of many weddings last year this year’s wedding ‘season’ is well and truly here – we have lots of them!

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Letter June 2021

The Diocese of Winchester has been working in partnership with the Diocese of Sheffield to produce an initiative called Generous June.

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Letter April 2021

Dear Friends I love Easter!  I love the drama of the liturgy in church that moves us from death to life, despair to celebration; I love the way the church comes alive with flowers and beauty and life – almost as glorious as the returning warmth and splendour of Spring

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Letter March 2021

Dear Friends, Easter is not far off, but before we can celebrate the joy of the empty tomb we must first pass through the cross of Good Friday – and God knows, the past few months have felt something of a cross to bear for many of us!  But without

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Letter February 2021

I write this letter at the end of a tumultuous week in American politics and national life – the Capitol Building was stormed by Trump supporters!  It was a shocking event – even viewed from this side of the Atlantic – highlighting a deeply divided nation and raising the question

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Letter January 2021

Dear Friends, By the time you read this letter you may have made up your mind as to the exact nature of your New Year Resolutions for 2021.  Perhaps to give up smoking; to take up more exercise, or a new language, or a new hobby, or something else that

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