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From the Rector April 2013

From the Three Rivers Rector, the Rev’d Mike Banyard It hardly seems minutes ago that I was writing and reflecting on Christmas, and now, in March, and at the very end of the month, on the 31st, we arrived at EASTER. And the same day as the clocks went forward. 

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Farewell to Kate

Dear Friends, This comes as my last letter to you all in this newsletter, and I am finding that moving on is indeed a very bitter sweet experience.We decided after lots of soul searching that now was the time to move our family to pas­tures new; it is time for

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From The Rector May 2012

As I write, the hosepipe ban has brought the rain, the heating remains in the ‘on’ position and I’m wearing boots with socks, not sandals or pumps, and I’ve yet to enjoy any asparagus! – So we can celebrate that the English summer has well and truly arrived! And what

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From The Rector April 2012

From the Three Rivers Group Associate Priest Rev’d Kate Peacock Tel – 723690 If I’d have been organised and written this last week, I’d have spoken of the lovely daffs out by my front door, the gentle move from thick woolly jumpers to thinner ones, and of the sunshine perfectly

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From The Rector January 2012

‘It’s the first day of the rest of my life’ – how often do we hear these words? Surprisingly often it seems to me – I hear it after a wedding when a glowing couple announce that today is the first day of the rest of their lives.  I hear

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From The Rector November 2011

An amazing date this November, as we remembered, on the 11th November 2011 at 11 am, the final cessation of hostilities in the First World War some 93 years ago, following the senseless slaughter of so many in Europe, marking the ending of an era. And the Second World War

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From The Rector September 2011

It’s a sunny afternoon as I write, and thoughts of riots, the possible fall of the Libyan Government and economic woes at home and abroad seem to be very far off. The anniversary of 9/11 passed in a reflective and thoughtful mood, giving us all time to think through the

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From The Rector August 2011

Even though my holiday is still 67 ½ days away I can’t wait! I love holidays (the term is derived from Holy Days – and I’m in favour of those too!) and they are just around the corner for many of us! The children will be off school, so no

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From the Rector June 2011

Its Anniversary time. St Margaret’s in Chippenham is officially 900 years old this year. The history of Chippenham tells us that the church was built, well started anyway, in 1111, so it’s time to celebrate. Its varied history has seen a thatched roof, two major fires, restoration throughout the centuries,

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From the Rector January 2011

Well I suppose by now, January having passed in a blur of economising, worrying about making ends meet, eating up left over’s, trying ever more inventive recipes with cold turkey, holiday brochures flicked through, plans for the year half made, ……………….resolutions will also have been thought about, made in the

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