The Rector’s Letter

Dear Friends,

With Summer now upon us, we have a chance in the weeks that lie ahead to reflect on our faith and what it means to us, as we go on holiday and take time away from what we do during the rest of the year. It is also a time to visit new places, take in the scenery and to relax.

One of the books I always take on holiday with me to read is a pocket Bible, a habit I first got into when I was in my twenties.  The Gospel I usually read is the Gospel of Mark, because of the way he wrote it. It is the shortest Gospel and full of action as Jesus teaches the people and performs many miracles amongst them. The pace of the Gospel however slows down after Jesus tells his disciples that he must die and rise again, before he is transfigured on Mount Tabor and his identity as the Son of God is revealed to his closest disciples, Peter, James and John. After the Transfiguration, Mark tells of us Jesus’ journey from Galilee to Jerusalem and the events that led up to his death and subsequent resurrection.  

In addition, I take with me a couple of farces written by Tom Sharpe. Porterhouse Blue and the adventures of Wilt are particular favourites.

This year, whatever you go on holiday and whatever you choose to read, have an enjoyable time.  By your holiday’s end, may you return home refreshed.

God bless,

Andrew