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The Rector: Lost for Words

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity27 September 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer During my summer leave, I took the opportunity to scatter my Father’s ashes Although not strictly permitted by the Church, as his sole executor, as well as his elder son, it was incumbent upon me to comply with his wishes In the busyness of life, these important…

The Rector: Blessings Abound

Candlemas2 February 202010.30 EucharistRevd Nicholas Mercer As many of you now know, we sent our daughter to a Catholic School in Sherborne Known as the “nuns on the hill” they were educated in a beautiful Palladian manor called Leweston The rule of thumb goes that “the boys at Sherborne date the girls at Sherborne but marry the…

The Rector: The Call

Trinity 521 July 201910.30 EucharistRevd Nicholas Mercer I sometimes say, in jest, that, of the ten best things that have happened to me in life, nine involve fishing Even at the advanced age of 56, I still get an enormous thrill from catching a fish It is not surprising therefore I find stories of Christ and fishermen…

The Rector: First Pastoral Letter

Revd Nicholas Mercer Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine April 2019 First Pastoral Letter I have now been back in the United Kingdom for nearly three months after a year in the South Atlantic. Spring is finally emerging from the gloom of winter, but it goes without saying that we are all living in a world of…

The Rector: Holy Diversity

24 January 2016 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Third Sunday of Epiphany Canon Simon Cowling Readings: 1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a; Luke 4. 14-21  ‘It once happened that all the other parts of the body mutinied against the stomach, which they accused of being the only idle, non-productive part the whole body, The rest of the parts…