Welcome Matt!!

It was great to meet some of you when I last visited Christ Church earlier in the year. None of us could have imagined back then how things would work and how different life would look now for us all. For me, that means a postponement of my ordination, a delay in my...

From the Vicarage: June 2020

The Ven John Barton considers the merits of a dream of reassurance… Jesus calming the storm of Covid-19 Hylton leaving Leicester Royal Infirmary The BBC ‘Today’ programme that was broadcast on Good Friday included an interview with Hylton Murray-Philipson, a survivor...

From the Vicarage: May

How are you? It’s a question that has, in the past, often tripped off my tongue without much thought. These days, though, it is being asked by us all with much more sincerity. We really do want to know how people are, especially when we are not able to see them....

How are you Feeling?

How are you feeling? In these strange times Just a few weeks ago, having coffee with a friend, visiting the family, attending interest groups and going to our place of work were normal, everyday activities. Now with the imposed isolation and social distancing measures...

From the Vicarage: April

There are not really words that are adequate to describe the times that we are living through. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it confusion and fear across the world. We have followed the instructions from the Archbishops and the Bishop of Portsmouth and...

Sunday Worship

The church is not about our buildings. The church is about people. Although the expression of church is changed, we are still a community. Today (Sunday) at 10.30am, I will be broadcasting a short service on Facebook Live. Whilst no-one is allowed to physically...