January 16, 2021

The Jab

The Jag                            Word on the Week                     16th January 2021. This has been a week where the rising tide of Covid cases was met with the first large scale vaccinations which are to grant immunity to the recipient.   The hope of the scientists is that it will turn the tide and eventually see off the virus. […]

January 9, 2021


Governance                                Word on the Week          9th January 2021. It only happened once.   I was invited to allow my name to go forward to become a town counsellor!   It’s not that I had ever been conspicuous in local politics, quite the opposite, and so took refuge in St Paul’s advice to his young prodigy […]

January 2, 2021

Happy New Lockdown

‘Happy New Lockdown’             Word on the Week          2nd January 2021. Welcome to the Republic of Covid.   You don’t want to be here?   Sadly, you have no choice.   If you are a citizen of earth, then you are included.   This is a fact which we need to understand.    2021 has picked up where 2020 left off […]

December 19, 2020

Behold the Image

Behold the Image            Word on the Week          19th December 2020. God’s unquenchable love for man was guaranteed from the start.   That the love should have been reciprocal but was not has been highlighted in man’s fall.   The image of God so lovingly made self-destructs in Eden (Genesis Chapter 1 verse 27 & Chapter 3 verse […]

December 12, 2020

My Way

My Way                           Word on the Week                     12th December 2020 The week of Brexit negotiations which have continued in stalemate could be summed up by the title of the song the presenter signed off with on breakfast radio today!   In fact, both the EU and the UK negotiators could have sung it. The duet is […]

December 5, 2020

End Game

End Game                        Word on the Week                     6th December 2020. Chess problems have their own attraction especially when there are no other chess players around.    Those in the daily paper always hinge on an unexpected move which inexorably leads to victory.    There is no way for your opponent to escape defeat.    The result is inevitable!    And […]

November 28, 2020

Masks – The New Norm

Masks – the New Norm       Word on the Week                 28th November 2020. To mask one’s feelings usually meant to hide what one really felt.   Now with mask wearing compulsory for the foreseeable future we have an added barrier to expressing our feelings.   Add in social distancing, working in pods, absence of sports and […]

November 21, 2020

Jon and Sandra Blackwell

Jon and Sandra Blackwell         Word on the Week         21st November 2020. This Sunday will ‘officially’ mark the end of Jon and Sandra’s ministries at Grace.   It is fittingly being marked by a special service.  A generation in Biblical terms is 40 years and Jon and Sandra, like king David served his day and generation well […]

November 14, 2020

Clootie Wells

Clootie Wells                   Word on the Week                    14th November 2020. The old Celtic practice of tying a piece of cloth to a tree appears to be alive and well according to a recent press article.   Indeed, accompanying the 6.00 pm angelus, we often see a soulful looking woman tying a votive cloth to a […]

November 7, 2020


Twitter                              Word on the Week                     7th November 2020. Now that the raucous sound of the twits emanating from the White House in Washington has become more muted we have been able to better appreciate our Autumn twitters.   They have their more vocal moments during feeding, usually when enjoying an extended breakfast. So what’s on the […]

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