Rectors Letters

Natasha Writes – Curates Letter

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Natasha Writes – Curates Letter

As I approach my second Christmas in Rushden I feel a little bit more prepared than I did last time round.  This year I know that it is appropriate, in fact it is vital, that I get my Christmas decorations out and up way before the end of the school term. (which is when I used to do it) A fact which has pleased my family no end.  They have been telling me for years that I am way too tardy when it comes to putting up the tree and far too frugal with the twinkly lights. Now I know better. Rushden [and Newton!], you have taught me well. So by the beginning of December our home will be ablaze...

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Remembering Forward | Associate Minister’s Letter

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Rectors Letters | 0 comments

Remembering Forward | Associate Minister’s Letter

Remember forward  By the time you read this the wedding day will be over. My daughter will be married, I will have gained another son-in-law, many tissues will have been used (and that’s just me), my speech spoken, food eaten, drink drunk and my wallet empty – but it will all be worth it. I am sure it will be a day full of beautiful memories, joy and laughter. In years to come we will look back at the pictures and remember the day. Remembering the good things is an important part of life. It’s good for our own wellbeing and can warm our hearts in days which seem cold. However, we often...

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Natasha looks back

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in GrapeVine, Rectors Letters | 0 comments

Natasha looks back

When a new chapter of your life begins, it inevitably means that some things that went before have to end… And so it was for me around this time last year.  I had just completed the theoretical part of my ‘Vicar’ training and it was time to move into the next phase … Curacy. My time at college was a good one.  I made friends, learnt so much more than I thought possible about the Christian faith and, though it was sad to leave academic study, I suspect my long-suffering lecturers knew I was better serving God in a parish rather than trying to write some huge tome on the Trinity or...

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Rectors Letter | Rev Steve Prior

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in GrapeVine, Rectors Letters | 0 comments

Rectors Letter | Rev Steve Prior

Letter from Steve As we are all keenly aware, the referendum on whether the UK is to remain or exit the European Union is to be held on 23 June.  Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has wisely said that he will not make a pronouncement on behalf of the C of E one way or the other on this issue, as the Church has no special wisdom concerning many of the economic, security or military issues involved. We have all heard many pros and cons on these issues during the past months. Rev Ian Paul, on the staff of St John’s Nottingham Theological College and a regular blogger on his website...

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Curates Letter – Grapevine May 2016

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Rectors Letters | 0 comments

Natasha’s Encounters Now that the winter months are behind us and April’s showers are waning, I think it’s about time the Curate began walking in the fresh air a bit more often.  I have managed to successfully avoid this pleasurable activity for most of the winter months. Yet as soon as I see the sun shining and the temperature gauge on my car nears double digits, confidence returns and I step out of my front door and walk to Morning Prayer at the Rectory each day. On these morning sojourns, I always meet our local homeless cat … a black and white puddy-cat, made plump by middle...

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Grapevine Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 | Letter by Matt Taylor

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Featured, GrapeVine, Rectors Letters | 0 comments

Grapevine Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 | Letter by Matt Taylor

This months  Grapevine Dec 2015 Jan 2016 to download here and the introductory letter from Associate Minister Rev Matt Taylor           The Season of Advert The Season of Advert1 is upon us, in fact it started before Advent [Sorry, this is going to get confusing— I’ll stop it now]. They all launched at the beginning of November and we shall see them, day-in and day-out, until Boxing Day, and I’ve got to say,  what a strange collection they are. Waitrose’s beautifully filmed food with Heston sprinkling something on cake (looks like chocolate: knowing...

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