Hospital Notes 25 – Reconnection

Following a delay in returning to Volunteering at UHNM due to the high level of C-19 infections, towards the end of April I was invited to a meeting at ‘County Hospital’ to reconnect with the ‘SPaRC Team’ (Spiritual, Pastoral and Religious Care) to discuss the possibilities around returning to my role there. It was a...

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The lifting of a burden and the day of freedom

This month marks a shift that we have anticipated for a very long time. Death reigned until a vaccine provided protection. Those vaccinated still get infected, since we can’t eradicate the virus from the world in which we live, but it is not an infection that leads to death. I touch on this watershed moment...

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The big picture

How have you occupied yourself in the long dark days of winter lockdown? Over the last year we have done a few jigsaw puzzles, mostly 1,000 piece puzzles. However, the hardest puzzle we did had a mere 500 pieces. Even putting the edge pieces together was difficult, so many pieces seemed to fit in more...

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The lifting of restrictions

May's Magazine is here to view in full. O how we’ve longed for the month of May! The pandemic lockdown restrictions have weighed heavily on us. The third lockdown has been harder to endure and perhaps aggravated by finding it more difficult to get out during poorer weather. There is no substitute for being with...

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Christ Church 103 years ago

Shirley has found some old magazine copies, so here is what was happening in August 1918. Note that schools were closed due to the Influenza outbreak (p23), which first reached Staffordshire in July 1918. THE VICARAGE, July 23rd, 1918 Dear Friends, I have heard of only one distinction this month, but it is a very...

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