† CHRIST CHURCH PILL † Notices for Sunday 29th October 2017 Sunday 29th Oct 10.00 a.m. Joint Holy Communion celebrant Astrid Tiesema Samsom Monday 30th Oct 12.00 noon Soup and a chat in the Church Room Thursday 2nd Nov 7.00 … Continue reading Christ Church Notices
WELCOME TO “BY THE WAY” FOR NOVEMBER! Untidiness or Who do you think you are? How's this for ancestors… a famous adulterer, a foreigner, the occasional murderer, rapist, and an unmarried mother for a parent? And then your actual birth.. no antenatal arrangements made, no decent place to be born in. It all sounds … Continue reading “BY THE WAY” FOR NOVEMBER 2017!
WELCOME TO “BY THE WAY” FOR SEPTEMBER! Harvest Last month I wrote about the way plants grow and used sunflowers as an example. This month I take the subject of growth further into the theme of Harvest. End of September is usually when the churches – and the schools – celebrate Harvest. A joyful … Continue reading By The Way Sept 2017
Growth Driving through the French countryside at the beginning of my holiday, I look out over endless fields of growing crops: wheat, corn, sunflowers; some still green, others turning into a golden yellow, their heavy ears swaying in the wind, early sunflowers turning their heads towards the sun. It is always a beautiful sight and … Continue reading “BY THE WAY” FOR AUGUST 2017!
ICEBERGS AND SWANS What do they have in common? Well, they're both white… ish and ….. most of their activity and importance goes on underneath. It’s hidden. I'm too lazy to look up the exact proportion, but most of an iceberg is under the water and that's what makes it stable and able to keep … Continue reading “BY THE WAY” FOR JULY 2017!
Letter from the Right Reverend Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells As you read this one of the issues dominating the news will be the General Election. Some wit once said: ‘If you don't vote, you get the government you deserve, and if you do, you never get the results you expected.’ Witty that … Continue reading WELCOME TO “BY THE WAY” FOR JUNE!