On June 21st the 3TL luncheon group went by coach to Weymouth, stopping for part of the group to spend the day at Abbotsbury Gardens nearby. On the way to Weymouth and just on the edge of Dorchester is Poundbury a small new town on Duchy of Cornwall land, the design of which has been heavily influenced by Prince Charles. We had a coffee stop here and looked around. It…Keep Reading
The Bath Chronicle have published an article on Patrick’s retirement, which you can view here.
Patrick’s talk, delivered to a full church on Sunday, was taken from Philippians 4:1-9 and in a time where we have seen evidence of increased aggression and hostility towards each other, Patrick reminded us of Paul’s words: “Let your gentleness be evident to all.” (v5), and said “Let’s be gentle with ourselves, let’s be gentle with each other, let’s be gentle with those with whom we rub shoulders day by…Keep Reading
What a wonderful weekend to mark Patrick and Olivia’s farewell! First, a hog roast Party with live music on Saturday Evening. Then a very special Sunday Morning Service with beautiful music, Patrick talking on Philippians 4:1-9, presentations to Patrick and Olivia and a blessing to All Saints from Patrick to conclude the service. And finally a magnificent ‘bring n’ share’ picnic in the Rectory garden, which was more like a…Keep Reading
The staff at All Saints put their best feet forward, at the last staff away day with Patrick in charge, and mimick the Rector in his passion for stripy socks! You could play “guess the staff” – No prizes
Bishop Peter reflected on speeches that changed the world in his presidential address to Diocesan Synod last night (6 July). Quoting from Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s famous ‘I have a dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, which draws from Isaiah 40, he spoke of the importance of dreams, particularly as the vison and strategy for the diocese continues to be developed and delivered. He went on to…Keep Reading
Come and hear Patrick’s last Sunday Evening Message : The Future and the Present or watch the final of the Euro’s : NO CHOICE? Patrick.