Monthly Archives: July 2011

THE DIVINE POSSIBILITY IN BEING MARRIED

This Saturday I will officiate at three weddings – all the brides I have known since they were little girls and two I prepared for Confirmation – one was a pupil at our Church Primary School. Today ( 26th July) … Continue reading

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Being in Love

Today the readings included the story from Genesis of Jacob working seven years for Rachel. The also included the last part of  Romans 8. The Gospel – included the parable of the Pearl of Great Price and the Treasure in … Continue reading

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Castle Chaplain

One of the interesting and unusual aspects of my ministry is being Chaplain to Grimsthorpe Castle. This is the home of Lady Jane Willoughby de Eresby the patron of Edenham Parish; Lady Jane takes a keen and active interest in the life … Continue reading

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We are a grandad!

Although I am very proud and happy to be ‘grandpa Andy’ to Hattie and Hughie, their little brother Rufus Barnaby Andrew Hawes arrived this morning at 5.00am, son of our son David and his wife Clarissa. I had been warned about … Continue reading

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Priesthood

On St Thomas’ Day I found myself in The Abbey Church in Bourne preaching at the First Eucharist and Holy Communion of Peter Lister. Peter was a farmer in Edenham when I came in 1989 and became a Reader about … Continue reading

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