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October 21, 2023
October 28, 2023


Halloween                            Word on the Week          28th October 2023. The name Hallowe’en comes from All Hallows’ Eve. It appears on the traditional church calendar, as the eve of All Saints’ Day. It arrives next Tuesday 31 st October the day Protestants remember Martin Luther’s spectacularly triggering of the reformation. On 1 st November, faithful Catholics will […]

October 21, 2023

Rain, Rain, Go to Spain

Rain, Rain, Go to Spain         Word on the Week              21st October 2023. Rain, Rain, go to Spain and never come back again!   This, or something like it, was an unexpressed wish of many as they splashed through storm Babet yesterday.    There is something of a random nature about where these Atlantic storms will make […]

October 14, 2023

O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem                    Word on the Week                     14th October 2023. Once again the attention of the world is centred on Israel.  The Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu – mortified by intelligence lapses – has seized the opportunity to threaten the Hamas terrorists with extinction.   Their breaching of Israel’s Southern boundary occurred all too easily and the […]

October 7, 2023

Personal Pronouns

Personal Pronouns                    Word on the Week          7th October 2023. Perhaps one of my most satisfactory joys of leaving childhood was to put behind me what I learned about pronouns.    In some ways I was glad I was not a Frenchman with their attributing either masculine or feminine gender to words.   One less thing to remember! […]