Taking the Long View

Looking back can trap us in nostalgia. Lionel Bart’s, musical comedy “Fing’s ain’t what they used to be” humorously summed up the attitude in the nineteen sixties. In stark contrast  we share in the sadness of the exiled writer of Psalm 137 “By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion”....

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What are you worth?

Hospital Notes 36 As a Volunteer at UHNM I receive a parking permit for the staff car parks at both Royal Stoke and County Hospitals and last month I had to go into the ‘Volunteer Coordinators Office’ to collect my new pass. While there I was struck by a poster on the wall which read…...

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Children and Families Update – Trekkers!

We have launched a new club called Trekkers for first school age children – and it has been going well! We have met Wednesday afternoons with some children from Christ Church First School. They enjoy a drink and a biscuit, run around playing a couple of games, then listen and discuss some Bible teaching, and...

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Hospital Notes 35  

On arriving at ‘Royal Stoke University Hospital’ on Monday 30th May I was pleased to find that finally the regulations which patient visitors have had to follow for so long had been relaxed to much like arrangements before the pandemic started. It would be difficult to exaggerate how thrilled that patients and visitors alike were...

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Confirmation service, 29th May  

It was with great joy that we were able to hold a confirmation service at Christ Church, after a very long time when such things had been impossible. Three candidates, one from All Saints Moddershall, one from St John’s Oulton, and one from Christ Church, were confirmed by Matthew Parker, Bishop of Stafford. The candidates...

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