February 2016 Rector’s Letter

03 Mar

February 2016 “Ninjago! Oh wow! I love Ninjago.” “Angry birds! Angry birds! I love it!”  “No, I don’t want to take off my furry ‘Frozen’ coat!  I love it!”  Zach, Aedan and Maayana respectively were responding to some of their Christmas gifts.  Diane smiled at me; she had just opened her token gift of chocolate […]

January 2016 Rector’s Letter

03 Mar

January 2016 “Grandma, Granddad, I love you.” Aedan gave us both a big hug, rapidly followed by Maayana.  Up to Summer 2014, we saw Aedan and Maayana almost every Sunday and knew their every mood, observed their development and were a clear part of their support framework.  Then Tim and Natalie moved to Preston, closer […]

December 2015 Rector’s Letter

03 Mar

December 2015 “…and God doesn’t like it!” Maayana and Aedan spent part of the October half term with us.  We bought some ‘witch’s hat’ cakes for them, but they could only be eaten if we described them as black & green cakes as, we were told in unison, ‘We don’t do Halloween; Mummy and Daddy […]

November 2015 Rector’s Letter

31 Oct

November 2015 “Kryptonite? In the water? Wow!”  Euan and Zach were down from Cryptosporidium-free Ulverston and were being given the strange rules about water use, now familiar to most of Lancashire.  They, however, were not at all fazed by needing to use boiled water to brush their teeth or make up their squash; of much […]

October 2015 Rector’s Letter

17 Oct

October 2015 “Thank you Granddad, Grandma!”  Euan’s eyes shone.  He has a mobile phone.  When Tom & Jen joined us recently, they were in a discussion about Euan needing a phone – preferably not too expensive – to give him more freedom and responsibility now that he’s 9.  We had an old mobile phone, the […]

September 2015 Rector’s Letter – by the Curate

17 Oct

September 2015  “Achew!” . . . “Bless you” Is that what you say when someone near you sneezes? I sneeze a lot. With annoying allergies to dust, pollen and mould spores, I’m often sneezing away during the day. Just occasionally, a voice can be heard nearby to say “bless you.” The trouble is, once I […]

August 2015 Rector’s Letter

17 Oct

August 2015 “Fish, Grandma!”  Ben has been a visitor a little more frequently since his brother James was born.  He plays quietly and with great concentration on elaborate Lego stories, using the Lego from the days his father was a child – indeed, he plays much like Nathanael did.  Having slipped away from the dinner […]

July 2015 Rector’s Letter

17 Oct

July 2015 “Yeeowl! Yeeowl!”  We’ve been to Ulverston to see Euan and Zach, hosted Aedan, Maayana and Callum and separately Ben;  all have been well behaved, played constructively and quietly – and yielded no little stories for a magazine article! “Yeeowl! Yeeowl!” We also visited Jake in Dundee, and he also was well behaved – […]

Bible Society Annual Meeting

09 Jun

On Friday 5th June, the Bible Society’s Blackpool gathering took place at All Hallows, with special guest Andrea Robinson, Bible Society’s Church and Volunteer Relationship Manager. For more information about the important work of the Bible Society, visit: www.biblesociety.org.uk To see the inspiring video which Andrea showed us about the Kimyal tribe receiving the Bible […]

June 2015 Rector’s Letter

09 Jun

June 2015 “Somangayesonke”  It’s probably not what naturally trips off your tongue.  We have just enjoyed three weeks with the Rector and his wife of our linked church in Bloemfontein in South Africa.  Fr Andile & Yoliswa Mbutye, Rector of Mangaung St Patrick, have shared in a variety of settings and services, and have even […]