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From The RSPB – Jan 2021

WINTER HOMES FOR WILDLIFE  f you can, take care not to disturb creatures hibernating in the corner of a shed, or under vegetation.  Leaves, dried stems and the seed heads of flowers provide shelter for over-wintering lacewings, ladybirds and other insects.  A pile of fallen branches is likely to have

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Neighbourhood Watch – Jan 2021

Cybercrime is now big business, especially as we are doing more and more shopping and business online.  Many crimes start with the use of your email details.  Neighbourhood Watch nationally is recommending that everyone should make their email safe by :  1) Creating a separate password for your email account 

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Rev Jo’s Letter – Dec 2020

What are we doing about the Carol Service? Is there a Midnight Mass this year? And a Christingle? I’m asked this almost every day and as I write, I have  absolutely no idea. I have listed some of these and the other December services in the usual place on p.16,

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Not just waiting …

Il ove the ‘not-yet’ seasons of the year, Advent and Lent, when we look forward (sometimes patiently) to the celebrations of Christmas and Easter. Many of us can sympathise with the child who prayed “Lord, please give me patience and give it to me right now!”  Waiting is unpopular. We desperately

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Rev Jo’s Letter – Nov 2020

By the time you read this we shall be approaching Advent, that time of waiting and preparation for the coming of Christ, and my favourite season of the church year with its air of expectation about our readings. In ‘normal’ times I would be making sure we sang all my

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Remember, remember …

November – 1st: All Saints, 2nd: All Souls, 5th: Guy Fawkes, 8th: Remembrance, 11th: Armistice… 22nd: Christ the King (and 29th is Advent Sunday this year). Lots of church, community, and civic highlights. This year still very real, and very important – but subdued and maybe overshadowed by the virus.

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Answered Prayers In Antigua

Jill Cannings visited Antigua as part of her work as Peterborough Diocesan Mothers’ Union President. My visit to Antigua came along in an unexpected way. Seeking some winter sun and having never been to the West Indies, I thought that I had randomly chose Antigua. However, I have since become

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Rev Jo’s Letter – Oct 2020

First of all, apologies for a rather chaotic September newsletter. A lot of material arrived just as I was due to send the newsletter to the printers to meet their deadline, so pages had to be altered in a great hurry, hence the errors. My dead- line is 15th of

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The New Normal?

We find ourselves living through extraordinary and demanding times, where many things that might previously have been relied upon to be reasonably stable and secure have suddenly become quite provisional and uncertain whether that be income and employment, education and future prospects, health and wellbeing, or even what will be

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Rev Jo’s Letter – Sept 2020

We seem to be in a state of constant change ; so many instructions have been issued at very short notice, like the com- pulsory wearing of masks in church or the sudden lockdown in places where there had been a rise in the numbers of Covid-19 cases. It makes

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