Being helpful and open to dementia…

The Benefice is the first in Bath to become dementia friendly – how could we not be if we are to be inclusive in every sense of the word? Here is a chance to be reminded of how to be not just well-meaning but to be able to offer practical support for someone...

Two Deep Water Sermons

This week only at St Stephen’s (because of the ice on Charlcombe Lane) I will preach on the Gospel of Luke 4.21-30. It’s the passage straight after what is called ‘Jesus’ first sermon’, which was last week (one of my favourite passages,...

A Hebridean Affair

Tales of open boat cruising off the west coast of Scotlandby John Greene The Friends of Charlcombe Church Tea and Talk Cheer up the dark evenings with a delicious tea and entertaining talk on Sunday 17 February 2019at 3.45pm At St Stephens Hall, Lansdown Roadtickets...

Course starting on Friday evening

It’s a bit late, but Happy New Year! I often ponder upon the strange effects the change of a digit on the callendar has on us, from staying up half the night to ‘see the New Year in’ to singing songs most of us only know a...

Ensleigh Community Wonders …

News of Monday evening’s carols We had the most wonderful evening. Thank you to those who came, those who helped and enabled and for all your prayers. It’s always reassuring, when you have no idea how many people will come to something, to hear ‘We...

Coffee after Eucharist

For those with diaries here are the dates for the rest of this year and for next.  The rule will revert to the old formula from next year: Evensong on the 3rd Sunday Coffee after Eucharist on the 4th Sunday 30-Sep, 28-Oct, 25-Nov, 30-Dec,...

Rode and Strode 2018

Well we did it and pretty much on schedule after 5.5 hours of walking. 10.5 miles up hill and down dale, from Charlcombe to Swainswick the long way – via Woolley, Tadwick, St Catherine’s Valley, Northend, Batheaston and Little Solsbury Hill. Special...

Ride and Stride 2018 – 8th September

This was last year’s party – all starting from St Mary’s and taking the route pioneered by Richard Brooke.  This year we are going to do a walk of similar length but over a different route involving the Lam and St Catherine’s Valley.  It will...