Please note that the Rectory telephone number is 01609 631122

Dear All,

As another New Year dawns we strive to put past, present and future into the arms of God, Someone much wiser than myself wrote:

I am the New Year. I am your unspoiled page in the book of time.
I am your next chance in the art of living. I am your opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt during the last twelve months.
All that you sought and didn’t find is hidden in me, waiting for you to search it but with more determination.
All the good that you tried for but didn’t achieve is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all that you hoped but didn’t will, all that faith that you claimed but did not have – these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong purpose.
I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance with Him who said “Behold, I make all things new.”

And so, dear Lord, grant to us:
A few friends who understand us and remain our friends;
A work to do which has real value,
without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humour;
Time for quiet, silent mediation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
With the wisdom to recognise them when they come. Amen

May God grant you a happy, blessed and peaceful New Year.


Please note that the Rectory telephone number is 01609 631122