Often when I write for a local magazine, I write about a film, a book, a TV program, or something in the news. I write as a minister, and I write about these things because I care about them and I believe that in every aspect of our human lives,
This week, I will be off for my annual retreat. I shall be going to North Wales, to Gladstone’s Library. This wonderful place is in the tiny village of Hawarden, near Hawarden castle,
Food is one of my great pleasures in life – whether it is a simple supper of fish cooked with some butter, lemon and herbs, and served with new potatoes and garden veg,
Wilko Johnson, vintage rock guitarist of pre-punk Dr Feelgood recently had a diagnosis of terminal cancer. Rather than resigning himself to this, Wilko has recently teamed up with Roger Daltrey of the Who to produce what many rate as his best album to date.
Gershwin’s song from ‘Porgy and Bess’ expressed humorous disbelief about the Bible – at least when some stories are read too literally. The opera was written after World War One,
The weeks leading up to the June election, have seen two terrorist outrages – the bombing of Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, and then the murderous spree on London Bridge.
Recently in St John’s we had the ‘Easter Experience’ – A set of displays telling the whole Easter story from Palm Sunday through the Last Supper to the cross on which Jesus was crucified.
We are delighted to have strong links with our two community schools in Paulton, and our church schools in Farrington Gurney and High Littleton. The two church schools have parish representatives on their governing bodies.
TGIF is a popular toddler group run at Paulton Church every Friday.
St John the Baptist church is the home of the Church of England in the parish of Farrington Gurney.
We have a small and welcoming community, made up both of village people and those who travel specially to worship in this beautiful and friendly church.