Author Archives: Marika

About Marika

Argued for a living and no hope of giving up the habit.

More than pancakes

Today is Shrove Tuesday, when one tradition tells us we should eat pancakes.Using up perishable food stuffs before starting a period of fasting makes good sense.Could feasting on pancakes obscure the link with and reason for fasting? In her BBC … Continue reading

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2022 Quiz scores

AND WHAT A QUIZ NIGHT it was on Saturday 26 February!!Great teams, great cakes, great atmosphere.It was enough to make you want to do it again – which is just as wellas we’ve had feedback expressing precisely that hope. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Festival

(From the guest editor)Chelmsford Diocese Tweeted today: Fairtrade Fortnight starts tomorrow until 6 March. Pray for fairness and justice in our trading system globally, for fair prices for producers and a wide perspective for consumers in the impact of their … Continue reading

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Spring Lane Christmas lights

Once again, Peter and Sandra’s garden will be a delight to visit this year – especially after dark!The Christmas lights in Spring Lane will be switched on at the same time as those at the church, on Thursday 2 December … Continue reading

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Quarter peal for a half millennium

On Wednesday 27th October people left the Midweek Reflection service just as St Mary’s bells began to ring the quarter peal. One reason for such tintinnabulatory exuberance (O, really …! Ed.) was the 500th anniversary of the tower – or … Continue reading

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