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The Oxhill News

May 2008

This months News



Vicarage Notes

Curry and lamb lunch

May I thank Lilian Welsby and her team for all the hard work put into the lunch this year, which was a great success!  Thanks also to Gill Rodwell and her grand-daughter Amy for the invitation to use the wedding marquee.


The Annual Church meeting took place on April 13th and included the reports and the annual elections.  Thanks were expressed to our retiring warden Andrew Buchanan, whose work often takes him away.  Charles Macall was elected churchwarden along with Carol Fox to serve for this coming year, and my thanks go to them both and all who represent the church and parish both on the P.C.C. and also in all the various activities that take place through the year!

Thought for the month

May 11th is Whitsunday (Pentecost), a day seen as the birthday of the church – the disciples, strengthened by the Holy Spirit, begin their ministry of preaching the gospel and living their new faith openly.  The Victorian poet, Christine Rosetti, famed for “In the bleak mid-winter” also wrote verse for Whitsunday, including the following:

As the wind is thy symbol, so forward our goings,
As the dove, so launch us heavenwards,
As water, so purify our spirits,
As a cloud, so abate our temptations,
As dew, so revive our languor,
As fire, so purge our dross.

It is the prayer of every age that we will be inspired in this way to bring hope to a world that is crying out for healing.

Best wishes and God bless,

Nicholas Morgan, 01608 685230

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