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Christmas message

January 31, 2013

Dear Friends

With Christmas all but upon us this season is rather overshadowed by the looming spectre of an unfortunate incident which occurred at last year's ever-popular 'Carols at St.Cliff's'.

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The laugh is on me!

January 30, 2013

Dear Friends
Having preached on the subtle dangers of duplicity and deception at St.Cliff’s but a few weeks ago I find myself falling foul (albeit inadvertently) to this very evil myself.

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Stand and deliver!

November 13, 2012

Dear Friends
It is common knowledge, hereabouts, that the manse door is always open to those in need and the unfortunate tale I am about to tell (once again at my expense) is a case in point.

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Hard pressed!

May 22, 2012

Dear Friends

It would appear that I will have to keep my guard up a little more resolutely if I am not to be ‘blindsided’ as I have just been by my good lady wife.

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Cross purposes!

July 21, 2011

Dear Friends,
I fear that I have made a bit of a fool of myself at our local ecumenical ministers’ fraternal today and it is a momentary lapse which will no doubt provide opportunity for mirth for many a day.

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the longest day

June 20, 2011

Dear friends

I have spoken little of our incumbent youth worker Millie for some time and finally, when the opportunity arises, I fear that it is one that I would rather not take.

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A Whit wash

June 11, 2011

Dear Friends

You will be heartened to know that I will be leading the forthcoming Whit Sunday service at St Cliff’s and not a visiting speaker, as was the case last year.

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the builders are in

April 29, 2011

Dear friends

We have the builders in at St Cliff’s and all is not well.

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Good Friday. Bad Sunday!

April 19, 2011

Dear Friends
With Easter fast approaching I feel an uncomfortable flush slowly, but unstoppably, colouring my clerical countenance as I recall an Easter occurrence that has left its mark indelibly etched upon my memory.

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the joke is on me

April 01, 2011

Dear friends
How time flies! Indeed it was with some surprise that I awoke this morning to discover that not only is the month of April now upon us but so also that short-lived season of japes and pranks, April Fools Day.

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a new year begins

January 06, 2011

Dear friends

A new year begins and this, I am certain, is going to be St Cliff’s year. I can feel it in my water.

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ACROSS THE POND!

October 20, 2010

Dear Friends
It has often been an accusation thrust my way that I have a tendency to be a little naive when it comes to the ways of the world.

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coming up a crop-per

September 22, 2010

Dear friends
It has been said by, some person or other, that all roads lead to Rome. It must also be said that, as far as St Cliff’s is concerned, all roads would appear in fact to lead to that equally familiar alternative destination of Ruin.

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A Fishy Business!

August 16, 2010

Dear Friends
Having been challenged of late by my good lady wife with respect to what she claims are my lacklustre attempts to foster the spirit of ecumenism within our fair parish I resolved (perhaps a tad reluctantly I will confess) to make a little more effort in this respect.

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Humble Pie!

August 09, 2010

Dear Friends

How unfortunate that so soon after returning from our holiday (albeit a blighted one) I should slip back so readily into my unfortunate habit of ‘putting my foot in it’.

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A change is as good as a rest!

August 02, 2010

Dear Friends

‘A change’, so the old adage goes, ‘is as good as a rest’.

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GO CAT!

June 21, 2010

Dear Friends
Though I do say so myself our fish suppers at St Cliff’s take some beating (or should I say ‘battering’?)...

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a tad embarrassing

June 12, 2010

Dear friends,
Having recently overhauled St Cliff’s somewhat lacklustre and faith-deficient prayer ministry team so thoroughly that even the early church would have taken note (and by that I am not alluding to St Mary’ s up the road who

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a predicament

May 19, 2010

Dear friends

I am in a bit of a predicament.

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A dilema indeed

April 09, 2010

Dear friends,

A most embarrassing and awkward situation has cropped up and it is one that is causing me much concern.

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My time will come!

March 30, 2010

Dear Friends

How fickle life can be.

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Brain Ache

March 26, 2010

Dear friends
My mind is presently somewhat addled and I have only but myself to blame for this cranial disorder. I share this with you en route to partaking of some much needed

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Spring has sprung - well almost

March 08, 2010

Dear friends

My mind is presently somewhat addled and I have only but myself to blame for this cranial disorder. I share this with you en route to partaking of some much needed

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