Vigil for Christchurch

Both Bishops have sent warm and encouraging messages about our vigilwith Imam Mohammed last Sunday evening. The Imam has sent a message to everyone who has been with them in thought and prayer: Thank you so much for your letters, emails and flowers of condolences on...

Electoral roll 6 year refresh

Please print off this form (click here), complete and bring to the next Sunday Eucharist or post to Sue Sloman, PCC Secretary. To see the privacy notice related to this please click here

Inclusiveness

As you may know, I am one of the three Diocesan Ambassadors for Inclusion. Our brief is to promote and enable inclusion in churches throughout the diocese. This covers all areas that mean people may not be as welcome as they might be. For example, those with...

Lent has begun

Lent has begun. This evening we mark this with our Ash Wednesday service of Ashing at St Mary’s at 7.30pm, this evening. The picture is the first of a set of ideas from St Michael’s Without (near Waitrose). It picks up in an approachable way our theme for...

Last week’s sermon…

I usually write my sermons in a strange kind of semi-note shorthand, which I have developed over the years, and which works for me. It does mean, however, that when people ask me for a copy of my sermon, it’s not easy to read. Last Sunday I preached on the...

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...