Parishes find a new use for old bicycles

Parishes find a new use for old bicycles

To most people old bicycles destined for the scrapheap are just so much scrap iron. But to parishioners of the village Church in Merriott in Somerset they are a lifeline for children in Africa desperate to get to school to continue their education without having to walk for several hours in searing heat to get […]

Bid to extend marriage reforms to Wales

Bid to extend marriage reforms to Wales

A move to extend to Wales the newly relaxed English law on which parish churches a couple can get married in has been supported by the Bishop of Salisbury. Parliament last year passed a measure applying to the Church of England that has made it easier couples to marry in churches with which they once […]

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Come Celebrate

Come Celebrate

In the spring of 1964 I wrote a hymn to celebrate the birthday of the Young People’s Fellowship of Edgware Parish Church in North London, where, for five years, I had been Curate. I called it Christ Triumphant and I still have the pencilled original. I had no idea it would become world famous and […]

Coffee Cake test

Coffee Cake test

115 gms butter 180 gms sugar 2 eggs 275 mls sour cream 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 ½ cups flour 1 tsp vanilla 225 gms pecans ½ jar mincemeat Candied green and red cherries Preheat oven to 350F. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat. Remove from heat. Beat in […]

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