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Letter from the Rector – November 2013

We are conscious of the idea of the month of November being a season of remembrance, both in its beginning with the double commemoration of the Feasts of All Saints’ and All Souls’ and its continuation into Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. The world of nature reflects our mood as the days draw in and the comfort of darkness surrounds the hearthside cosiness. (more…)

Letter from the Bishop – November 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury over these last few months continues to raise the question of fairness and what it means to be a just society. While focusing on this in all its aspects, this has been especially so in respect of money, banking and loans. Somewhat unfortunately the media have picked on a sound bite aspect of his serious and well informed comments and concerns reducing them to ‘War on Wonga.’ Indeed the activities of pay day loan companies and the interest they charge are and continue to be part of the wider concern. However the heart of the matter is providing alternatives and standing up to any and every body who by their practices enslave others. This is surely something that every person and every organisation should take seriously. (more…)