Monthly Archives: October 2014

My personal thoughts and memories

When I was a member of Oatlands Chapel and my daughters were in their early teens, I think, we had a light party on ‘all Hallows Eve’, Halloween instead. It was fun and we wore brightly coloured clothes to emphasise … Continue reading

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Rev Dr Kate Bruce’s Theology lecture on Saturday September 30th

On Wednesday September 17th I was relieved to have my crown fitted finally and although it felt strange it seemed to look fine and gradually has become just one of my teeth. I had a busy day at the Acorn … Continue reading

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Sunday September 14th Worship at Wesley Chapel

On Sunday September 14th the Rev. Kim Barker-Brugman, an American minister, whose husband is working in the Harrogate District for 2 years, is leading worship in our circuit whilst here in this country and led worship at Wesley Chapel. We … Continue reading

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On Wednesday September 10th at Berwick Grange MHA

On Wednesday September 10th I led worship at the MHA Berwick Grange. We began worship as we sang, ‘Come, let us sing of a wonderful love’ before I led the prayers. I then read Matthew 18 v 15-20 before we … Continue reading

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Sunday September 7th Worship at Wesley Chapel

On Sunday September 7th our minister Trevor Dixon led the communion service. We began worship as we sang ‘Ye servants of God, your master proclaim’ before the opening prayers from the Methodist Worship book. We then sang ‘My God how … Continue reading

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Retirement begins with a busy week of commitments

In the first week of my official retirement from paid work I was very busy so I was glad I did not have to get up early the day after evening meetings. On September 3rd we had the circuit service … Continue reading

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Sunday August 31st Worship at Wesley Chapel

On Sunday August 31st Earnest Stephens led worship at Wesley Chapel. Worship began when we sang ‘Alleluia sing to Jesus.’ Earnest then led the opening prayers before we sang ‘Heavenly Father may your blessing.’ The Old Testament reading was from … Continue reading

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Friends, colleagues, parties and farewells

It was my colleague Judie’s 50th birthday on Wednesday August 27th, so she invited her colleagues and partners to join her for a barbecue on Sunday August 24th; we were invited from 12 o’clock that afternoon. It was easy to … Continue reading

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Sunday August 24th Worship at Pannal Chapel

On Sunday August 24th I led worship at Pannal Chapel. Worship began as we sang, ‘Born in song! God’s people have always been singing’, was followed by prayers. I gave a short children’s address about the titles we have such … Continue reading

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Friends, family and politics

On Monday August 18th I met my colleague Carol, who had not been able to come to my original farewell meal, at the Table Table restaurant after work. It was lovely to have so much time to chat together and … Continue reading

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