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					  Drypool Echo
     March 2011




Linking together the congregations of
St.Columba, St.John, Victoria Dock,
St.Andrew & Stoneferry


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                       PARISH CLERGY
                    Team Rector, St.Columba

          Rev Philip Goodey will be instituted as Team Rector
               On Tuesday 15th March 2011 at 7.30pm



      Team Vicar, St.John               Team Vicar, Victoria Dock
 Rev Chris Grundy;                   Rev Jason Taylor
 383 Southcoates Lane;Hull;           22 Corinthian Way, Victoria Dock
 HU9 3UN. Tel 01482 781090           Hull; HU9 1UF
 Email:chris@grundy.org.uk          .Tel 01482 216130: email:
                                    revjasontaylor@googlemail.com

Curate
Position Vacant

                               Parish Office
         Open Tuesday 7:00– 8:00pm.. Friday 10.30am-12.00 noon
         At Drypool Rectory. 139 Laburnum Ave. Tel:01482 786553
                Email: drypoolpcc@drypoolpcc.karoo.co.uk
                    Website: www.drypoolparish.org.uk

                           Parish Wardens:
Jean Clark [Tel:782537]        Richard Liversedge [Tel 588357]
Antoine Robinson               Darren Wilkinson
                           Parish Readers

                   Margaret Liversedge [Tel: 588357]
                       Liz Pacey [Tel:705723]
                Graham Wragg (in training) (Tel: 223050)




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      From the Editor’s Chair
Don’t tell regular contributor Shane Blades but I find my-
self having to burn the midnight oil this month to get the
magazine ready for printing. And it is myself who is last
with my own contribution. We (I) have the latest technol-
ogy but we can’t beat time. When my two older brothers
retired very soon they were saying, ‘how did I find time to
go to work?’ Their lives were taken up with DIY jobs for their children or
looking after grandkids! All our diaries, calendars and electronic devices re-
cord every appointment, meeting, social event and we sometimes wish for
more hours in the day.
During His ministry, Jesus had people clamouring for his attention all the
time. He would deal with them and never turn them away. But then came mo-
ments when he went away from the crowds to be silent and communicate with
the Father.
As we approach Lent let us find time to spend time with the Father. Perhaps
try something new this Lent. There are many spiritual books around for Lent
meditations. St.Columba’s ‘Thursdays-in-Church’ are doing a Lent course,
‘Give us this day our daily bread.’ Let’s not be too busy for God.
We welcome Katie Brown to the editorial team this month. Katie will replace
Liz as Drypool rep and proof-reader – and she’s already proving eagle-eyed.
Liz is dropping out of the team to concentrate more on her writing. But will
still be a contributor. We thank Liz for her articles and hard work over the
years. So welcome Katie and we look forward to more articles.
And of course this month we give a big welcome to Philip and Sandra as they
move in and Philip takes up the challenge of being Team Rector.
End of March and clocks go forward and, hopefully, and an end to the winter
weather. With Easter, Royal weddings and numerous Bank holidays it looks
like a celebratory month.

                                                     Norman Pacey - Editor

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                                 Protest!
Like many of you, I have been keeping up with the news of the massive
protests in Egypt against President Mubarak and his 29 year regime. And with
the successful overthrow of now two despotic regimes (Tunisia, Egypt), it
seems that no Middle Eastern country can be considered safe with Jordan,
Yemen, Bahrain and Libya all now in the sights of protesters.
Whilst this situation is remote for us here in the UK, I believe it does have
some important lessons for another institution which does very much concern
us - the Church of England.
One of the problems with the previous regime in Egypt is that it had become
stuck in old ways, and was no longer open to change or to new ideas. And that
can happen to any institution which continues unchallenged over a long period
of time. Laurence Singlehurst (YWAM) used to say that ‘everything swerves to
rot’. In other words, unless challenged by fresh thinking and new ideas, all
systems of organisation or government deteriorate over time. And yet it doesn’t
have to be this way. Christian songwriter Garth Hewitt once wrote a song
which included the words, ‘Such a fast God, always moving on just as we are
about to arrive’. And it’s true. Under the agency of the Holy Spirit, the Church
is continually reinventing itself (or should be) in order to be relevant to a
rapidly changing society. ‘Fresh expressions’ is the national Church’s way of
giving validity to change. If we don’t move with the times (while preaching the
unchanging gospel), we will inevitably fall further and further behind.
Another problem with Egypt is that the Mubarak government had become
elitist and no longer represented ordinary people. Whilst the Church of England
claims to represent the nation, in reality it only represents a tiny proportion of
it. The front cover of ‘Christianity’ magazine this month has on its cover the
challenging question, ‘Where are the 20s and 30s in your Church?’ The same
question could equally be asked of teenagers. That may not in itself be a
problem as long as we are prepared to engage with those who may be very
different to ourselves. Clearly, the Mubarak government was either unable or
unwilling to do that, and so when the time came they discovered (the hard way)
that they had substantially lost popular support. The challenge for the Church is
to do better than that, and to find new and relevant ways of passing on the
Christian message to ordinary people, including the young, as others have done
to us.
The overthrow of the Mubarak regime was a true demonstration of people
power, and that ‘enough is enough’. Jesus tells us to ‘interpret the signs of the
times’ (Matthew 16:3). There are surely some important lessons here for the
Church as well.                                Chris Grundy


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                 Soak up the truth in Lent
In 1604, King James I commissioned teams of scholars to produce a new
translation of the Bible – one that would appeal to everyone.
Building on advances in the understanding of Hebrew and Greek, together
with the insights of previous translators, the translation teams produced a re-
markably rich and resonant version. The King James Version was published in
1611 (probably in May) and proved to be an excellent translation for public
reading and private devotions. In the years that followed it was taken to Amer-
ica, India, Africa, Australia and New Zealand and for the next 350 years it was
the translation used by English speaking people around the world. It had a pro-
found effect on the development of the English language. Melvin Bragg has
said, "There is no doubt in my mind that the King James Bible, not Shake-
speare, set the English language on its path to become a universal language
on a scale unprecedented before or since."
Many phrases of Jesus have become embedded into our English language
from the King James Bible. eg: “Turn the other cheek” - “Salt of the earth” -
“The straight and narrow”.
So how much of the Bible have you read? Why not use the season of Lent to
get into the New Testament? It could be your personal way of marking this
special year.
I have drawn up a New Testament Reading Plan that starts on Ash Wednesday
(March 9). It will take you through the New Testament in a year. That’s a
daily average of just 22 verses – well under 2 minutes! You can download one
from the address below or I’ll happily send you a copy on request. Or through
Lent you could listen each day to the New Testament read by the Riding
Lights Theatre Company. You could listen to it in the car, or while working
around the house. Each daily slot lasts 28 minutes. The MP3 files can be
downloaded from the address below.
On one occasion when praying to his Father, Jesus said, “Your Word is truth”.
Here are two practical ways you can soak up God’s truth in this anniversary
year.
www.justanote.co.uk/ntplan/lentstart.pdf
www.biblesociety.org.uk/ygtt

The Ven David Butterfield,
Archdeacon of the East Riding




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                    Of Sketchbook and Things
Old vicars really should go – and go quietly. At least that is the wisdom I re-
ceived from my first Incumbent when I was a curate! But I do want to take this
opportunity to say a very big welcome to Phil, Sandra, Esther and Megan. It
was great to see their photos in the last Echo. In fact Phil’s face looks vaguely
familiar – have we met somewhere? But I certainly know his voice. As it hap-
pens he and I had an amazing phone conversation with me sitting in a caravan
with half a gale blowing on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis last September.
He had rung our Inverness number and Hannah had spoken to him. She then
rang us with his number, saying “He sounds really nice!” So of course we had
to ring back. It was one of those chats when despite the wind and the rocking
caravan you just felt God was in it. Naturally I gave Drypool a warm recom-
mendation! But it was more than that. Both Libby and I felt very encouraged –
so a big welcome to you all! May you all be blessed in Drypool as we have
been.
        And that’s where I should go quietly. But as some of you more eagle-
eyed may have noticed, the “Bible Sketchbook” still seems to get a bit of a
look-in with the Echo. Let me say that if and when these may appear – with the
onus on “may” – they do so only at the decision of the Echo editor. In other
words it’s nothing to do with me! And if they are discontinued I won’t be of-
fended. The fact is they are obtainable from a web-site. As it happens I still
continue to do them and in fact they are one of the few things from parish life I
am actually still continuing.
        It all started a couple of years ago when I had a surprise phone call just
before Christmas. Needless to say one was busy. But I recognised the voice and
realised it was Anne Coomes, a former Reader from my mother’s church in
Cheshire. She was expanding her web-site for parish magazines and had some-
how heard that I liked drawing. Before I knew it I had agreed to have a go at
doing a monthly illustrated A5 page for www.parishpump.co.uk
        The idea was to do something that would help bring Bible stories to life –
so I said “yes”. What Anne did not realise was that I had been trying to bring
Bible stories to life for years. Often this had been with the use of very quick
illustrations on overhead-projectors while trying to speak/preach at the same
time. Sometimes the result was a mighty muddle. But I loved doing them in
things like “All-Age Services” and School Assemblies and I had kept all my
old sketchy notes. I had been vaguely praying for some years for a way to use
them. So Anne’s phone call was timely to say the least. Another sort of “God
moment” over the phone!
        What I hadn’t realised was the massive learning-curve needed to get pen-
and-ink drawings onto a web-site. For starters I had hardly ever looked at a

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 “web-site”, let alone try and get something onto one. I had some very ‘techy’
colleagues in the parish with Jason, Lorelli and Chris. But despite my ‘un-
techiness’ it does seem to be working.
In a way I don’t mind what the response is. I just see it as a lovely way to share
my love for Jesus, for the Bible, for people and for art. If as a result just one or
two people are blessed then I am blessed too. So if you see Bible Sketchbook
again in the Echo please say a little prayer that it may in some way bring glory
to the King of Kings, not just in Drypool but in other parishes too. God bless
you all.

                                                                   William Mather

                            Like riding a bike

Recently, I was called upon to do some knitting; something I had not
done for many years. I used to make jumpers for my son until he grew to
prefer sweatshirts when he was about 10.
I had to go and buy needles and patterns in order to get started. Needles
used to be size 8 or size 10 etc but now they are 3.25mm or 4.00mm. I
bought baby-pink wool and began. A couple of times, I did not give the
concentration required by the pattern and carried on regardless when my
mind was elsewhere. Once, I did a whole row cabling two left instead of
right and that spoilt the pattern.
That was a lesson for me that I had to think about what I was doing. I got
it right and managed to produce three little garments, and as I clicked
away, I found that I had not really forgotten this skill.
It is a simple thing that many people can do but not everyone, and that’s
why my skill was needed. We have been given many gifts or talents that
may seem to be not very much at all but that we can use to help others.
You could make a list of all the things that you can do and that you
might need to use one day to help others. Be thankful for the gifts that
you have been given.

Heather Clarke




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                               Child’s Play
My friend was telling me how her four-year-old grandson wanted his mum's
attention when she was in the middle of hoovering up. She told him she would-
n't be long, but he really wanted to tell his mum something so much, that he
went over to the socket, turned the hoover off and announced, "I just wanted to
say I love you". Naturally, he knew that this message he gave was far more
important than keeping the house clean and tidy, only for it to be made messy
again. There's little wonder why our children look puzzled over us: we make
our lives so complicated; ironing shirts and bedding, only for them to be slept
on and get creased up again; mummy applying makeup, only for it to be rubbed
off within the hour; meeting; home; tumble-dryer; dinner; TV; exhausted; bed !
I can hear Oliver's scratchy little voice now..."whe-e-e-e-ere is love"?

       Living in the 2010's, with food on the go, image-boosting salons, glossy
celebrities, clothes with must-have labels, 24-hour deodorant and the ambitions
to be super-rich with ten cars, a poodle and a gucci handbag, it is no sur-
prise this generation doesn't know where it's going - they don't take the time to
think about that! Well I don't have a time machine to go back to the proverbial
"good old days" and however laid back the Italians are, I don't think decanting
to Italy is the answer, so I'm stuck in 2011, in Hull, England - a "developed"
country.
        I think it would be a good thing to look upon the world with the simplic-
ity of a child. With disasters such as cyclone Yasi devastating Australia and a
snow blizzard in America, developed countries don't seem to be any better off
than the poorer countries. Lives are lost and people go missing. So the FTSE
100 being in our favour doesn't seem vitally important when we put things into
perspective. Jesus said to live for today. If we think more like children and get
our priorities right, how much happier would everybody be? I don't think going
around telling people to get a life is the politest way of getting this message
across, but I'm sure our happiness in being followers of Jesus can make people
wonder sometimes. There is hope!



                                                                        ‚ Katie




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        PARISH NOTICE BOARD
                        Mothers' Union
                    Wed March 2nd 2011
              Speaker Julia Cutting– Ann’s Retreat
                            1.30pm

          Evening Group meet Tuesday 22nd 7.30pm



                        Parish Book Club
                        Wed 2nd March2011
                 “I am your Father” by Mark Stibbe
                         93 Wynburg Street
                               7.30pm
                       Ring Liz Pacey 705723
                         For further details




                                            Knitwits Wed
   Flower Guild                              March 23rd
     Wednesday                             1.30pm-3.30pm
      16th Mar                           St Columba’s Church
       2.00pm                         Ring Liz Pacey On 705723
    St Columba’s
                                         For further details


  St. Andrews Fellowship
Food, fellowship & worship                 PRAYER MEETINGS
     Every Wednesday                 Every 1st Sunday of the month
    11.30am—1.30pm                           St.Columba’s:
          In Balfour                  6.00—7.00pm in the Church.
    Community Centre                         Victoria Dock:
                                          7.00pm Village Hall
                                                              Page 9
 On the first Wednesday of the month we gathered for the Annual General
Meeting. Jenny Dearing opened the meeting and welcomed everyone there.
She then handed over to Peter Harrison who was in the ‘ hot seat’ as chairper-
son. Minutes of the last year AGM were read and accepted. Election of offi-
cers took place and Jenny Dearing remains as Branch Leader in the afternoon
meetings, Jean Clark as the evening Leader, Liz Pacey is secretary and Sheila
Borrill is treasurer. Thanks were expressed to all for the work carried out in the
last year. The small committee were also re-elected. Peter spoke to us and
gave us food for thought over the coming year.

The Evening Group met at Jean’s home and we watched the DVD of ‘Bye Buy
Childhood’. It was filmed at Green Belt and is part of a number of different
agencies who are trying to stop the relentless advertising aimed at children and
young people. Children should not be pressurized into asking for items that
may well be beyond what their parents can afford. We had an interesting dis-
cussion afterward and I think we all agreed that it is a worthwhile campaign.

          Prayers for Lent taken from Mothers' Union website

      Monday: Sound of praise

      Take a moment to recall and reflect on a sound
      which inspires you on your Lenten journey with Christ.

      They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
        “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
      John 12:13

      Lord, we greet you with our praise;
      we meet you in our worship.
      Our voices shout with joy
      at the coming of our King.

      Hosanna, hosanna,
      glory to our Lord.

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Saturday: Spiritual awareness

Take a moment to recall and reflect on a numinous experience
which inspires you on your Lenten journey with Christ.

The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus,
saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”
Mark 15:38-39

Father, we celebrate restored relationship;
our spirits rejoice in the atonement of Christ.

Jesus, your love transcends the ages;
your sacrifice stands for all time.

Holy Spirit, pour out your power;
fill our hearts with the wonder of God.

In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
Acts 2:17

Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world,
may we sense your holiness
as we journey with you through Lent.




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  A History of St. John the Evangelist, being a church in the parish
                                  of Drypoole.
Part one. An early conversion.
Having posted my last article early to my Editor, if only by mistake; I had
resolved to continue with this prompt practice. After all, the season of good
resolutions, though passed, was still to be perceived dimly in the distance. Thus
I seated myself at my desk with the usual large coffee.
"You're early with that article," noted Christine, who was herself seated in a
comfortable chair with her laptop. She was writing her own article for the Echo
about our trip to Coventry.
"Sure it isn't a double issue again?" she continued mischievously. "Yes, yes," I
riposted, "I'm quite sure." Then, noting her technological approach, I picked up
one of the very latest in the line of hand held pens; and reached across for the
most up to date example of a writing pad. Narrow ruled. What luxury.
I'm not sure what sort of day December 21st 1791 was, but to we at St. John's it
was a special one, for it was the birth date of our founder, the Reverend Tho-
mas Dykes. He was given his Christian name as he was born on St Thomas'
Day, the fifth of six children and the youngest son of Philip and Mary Dykes.
Little is recorded of his formative years, but I warmed to him immediately
when I learned that school days left no particular impression on him. Nor he on
them! Too modest I decided. I was interested for, with the exception of History,
that sounded rather like me. I pointed this out to Christine.
"The difference being," she replied, "is that he went on to make something of
himself." Suitably deflated, I resolved to keep my opinions to myself.
Back to the story then and it appears that during those early years in Ipswich,
God called clearly to him. Previously a robust young man, though of sober
practices, it appears he was laid low with a grave illness. This was while work-
ing in his father's business. He must have reflected upon his life because "Here
God taught him to look by faith to Christ crucified." I read further and was
much heartened by the following lines. "It was rather the prompting of a grate-
ful heart; imbued with a sense of God's mercy in Christ, which became a fixed
and permanent principle of action, and a constantly impelling argument to
every good work."
I paused. What a blueprint to set one's life against. Such wonderful use of Eng-
lish too, I noted. I already had a growing sense, no longer an inkling, of God
working in every quiet corner, but here was proof positive being taught to me.
On recovering from his illness, and following his long conversation with God,
the young Thomas abandoned his business interests and notions. Leaving them
behind, he embarked on a journey that would set the course for his long life. He
came to Hull.
By the way, did I manage to meet the deadline? Dear Reader what do you
think ?                                                           … S C Blades
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The King James Version: 400 years on
Which of these means more to you:

‘Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will
satisfy them fully!’ - or ‘Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after right-
eousness: for they shall be filled’?
       Both are translations of Matthew 5:6, but the first is from the Good News
Bible from the 1960s, while the second is the King James Version, or Author-
ised Version, of 1611 (KJV for short). For many people, the older version goes
deeper, is more stirring and tells us more about God.
       In 2011 we mark its 400th anniversary. There are a range of celebratory
events—from talks by celebrities to readings in tiny churches. As we’ll be hear-
ing often, the KJV has shaped the hearts and minds of English-speaking people
throughout the world in these four centuries. It first coined many words and
expressions that have become part of the language—so much so that most peo-
ple wouldn’t necessarily think of them as biblical, and usually think that they’re
from Shakespeare (especially as he was writing at about the same time). So we
have: ‘lovingkindness’ (Psalm 17 and elsewhere), ‘the signs of the
times’ (Matthew 16), ‘the powers that be’ (Romans 13), and many more.
       But the old-fashioned words aren’t just part of our heritage, like an an-
cient monument; their poetry can speak directly to our needs today. They can
give a stronger and more immediate sense of God’s tender love and glorious
majesty, from ‘I water my couch with my tears’ (Psalm 6:6) to ‘Though I speak
with the tongues of men and of angels …’ (1 Corinthians 13:1).
       It’s easy to be put off by the dark type and odd words: ‘thee’ and ‘thou’,
‘-eth’ endings, ‘abide’ and ‘sojourn’. Some parts, especially the Epistles, can be
dense and tortuous. We can’t turn the clock back: the KJV can never be the
only version for us now. But if we use both old and new translations together,
we gain so much more.

In its heightened language, the KJV gives us a richer appreciation of wonder.
So, just as we wouldn’t want to knock down old churches, we shouldn’t leave
the KJV unread. It’s not just a cultural landmark, but it’s something that can
shape our life right now.


Rachel Boulding is a Deputy Editor of the Church Times, and the author of
Celebrating the King James Version: Devotional readings from the classic
translation (BRF, ƒ9.99 hardback).


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                    Reflection on Reconciliation
A thought provoking weekend in Coventry got me thinking about Remembrance Sun-
day and how it affects our lives today. For many people who have not lived through a
conflict on our doorstep, or lost someone close in those circumstances, it does not have
the same meaning it once did and whilst far from forgotten, it is beginning to evolve.
In an age where many deplore the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the focus is moving to
promoting peace whilst remembering those who fought and died, however, peace is
almost impossible without reconciliation.

The reason for our visit was a performance of Britten’s War Requiem in the cathedral
on the 70th anniversary of the air raid which destroyed much of the original building, an
event that could have incited so much hatred but instead fostered an atmosphere of for-
giveness and reconciliation which is still evident in Coventry and the work of its cathe-
dral today, something we learned more about during the course of the weekend, to-
gether with several important lessons on conflict and reconciliation.
The first conflict was a minor one with Shane who worries on every journey of more
than half an hour that we don’t have enough time. Leaving a little later than anticipated
owing to a late brunch, I was confident we would still have time to do everything we’d
planned for that day, despite Shane’s protestations of the opposite. I long ago recon-
ciled myself to this minor fault of his and my own of sometimes underestimating the
time needed to get anywhere and learned its simple resolution: keep quiet, change the
subject and drive a little faster.
Once conflict number one was safely resolved (not only had we made good time on our
journey, we were checked into the hotel and had time for extra sightseeing), a second
incident occurred. One thing cheap hotel deals on the internet don’t tell you is how safe
the neighbourhood is - I’d found a room in a 4 star hotel for the price of pitching a tent
but setting off on the five minute walk into the town, seeing groups of people swilling
cheap beer in the street, we began to wonder if there was a reason for it being so cheap.
Rather disconcertingly, one of the drinkers detached himself from his group and headed
straight for us. Finding our way blocked, I experienced one of those “hang on to your
handbag” moments, wondering whether we were about to be mugged – needless to say
we were relieved when he simply exclaimed “Your poppy’s bigger than mine! Where
d’you get that?” Smiling back, we told him they were all this big up north and contin-
ued on our way, reminded that it is often best to let your opponent make the first move
in a potential conflict situation, it may not be what you expect!
What can I say about the concert itself? Was it completely to my liking? No. The mu-
sic and performance were superb; although the poetry of Wilfred Owen retains far more
meaning for me when spoken instead of sung and better lighting would have made the
best of the setting, showing the ruin of the old cathedral beyond west wall which we
faced and using the numerous windows as a mirror for the tapestry of Christ in Majesty
behind us (although that would have reminded me I could see an equal mural much
nearer to home). Still, it was a wonderful evening with an excellent orchestra and I
learned that the Parliamentary Choir should be singing rather than running the country!
The following morning brought a choice: a hurried breakfast followed by a dash to the
cathedral for a 9.30 service or be up at the crack of dawn for a 7.45 service (aired on

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Radio 4) followed by a late leisurely breakfast. We were on holiday and had no desire
to rush anything (apart from our journey the day before), so chose the latter. The pro-
ducer was superb, ensuring we all knew the what’s and when’s, and the service, with its
theme of reconciliation, was humbling. We didn’t sing loudly, conscious of disturbing
the listeners at home with tuneless hymn renditions, but reflected quietly as the ‘peace
bell’ was rung and prayers were read by the English curate and a German priest from
the “Community of the Cross of Nails”, an organisation celebrating peace with strong
links to Coventry and Germany, founded and named following the discovery of three
nails forming the shape of a crucifix within the ruin. Most moving of all was the read-
ing of Coventry’s Litany of Reconciliation which echoes words carved in the ruin after
the bombing beside a simple wooden cross of broken timber: Father Forgive.
The whole weekend gave me cause to reflect. Conflict occurs in everyday life and
brings out the worst in us, often because something or someone fails to live up to our
ideals; self reconciliation can be the first step to overcoming these obstacles. If we can
reconcile ourselves to the fact that we are not all the same and learn to accept the things
we cannot change, we can find common and stable ground to build a shared road to the
future, leaving our differences in the past and exactly where they should be – behind us.
The challenge to us all is doing just that.
                                                                           Christine Brain
The Litany of Reconciliation
All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God –
The hatred which divides nation from nation, race from race, class from class.
 Father Forgive.
The covetous desires of people and nations to possess what is not their own.
Father Forgive.
The greed which exploits the work of human hands and lays waste the earth.
Father Forgive.
Our envy of the welfare and happiness of others.
Father Forgive.
Our indifference to the plight of the imprisoned, the homeless, the refugee.
Father Forgive.
The lust which dishonours the bodies of men, women and children.
Father Forgive.
The pride which leads us to trust in ourselves and not in God.
Father Forgive.
Be kind to one another; tender hearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ
forgave you.
                              Painted by the altar in the ruin of ‘Old’ Coventry Cathedral




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                                   Family
As Christians, we belong to the largest family in the world. The head of our
family is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, all present at
creation (Genesis Chapter 1) One God in three. Our Christian family comprises
people from all nations and cultures.
Since September 2010, I have been attending a class on family history. I have
always been interested in my family history since a youngster. I knew very little
about my mothers’ family but quite a lot about my father’s. I used to visit my
Aunty Alice’s, (my fathers’ sister) and from her learnt more. Following my
Aunts death, I inherited the family documents. I now have time, as I am retired,
to discover more about my descendants. On returning home one Monday from
my family history class I decided to go through the family documents again,
this time opening every envelope. What a task; was I over enthusiastic, foolish
perhaps; hours of work. Perseverance resulted in a precious find. I thought I
knew the contents of every envelope. No, I did not. Inside one, previously not
opened, I discovered what possibly had been the front page of a prayer book. It
was a moving experience as on it was written,
“From J.Welsh to Christian Elizabeth Bruce with fervent prayers to Him whose
Name she bears (even her Lord and Saviour Jehovah, Jesus) that as her days
increase she may grow in grace; and become a truly spiritual Christian” Edin-
burgh July 29th 1844.
Then followed this quote from Isaiah ch 63v9.
“He said, ‘surely they are my people, sons who will not be false to me’ and so
he became their Saviour.”
Overcome, I found tears in my eyes. The giver of the back (an aunt of hers I
think) hoped the recipient, my great great Aunt Christian Elizabeth, would
come to know Jesus as Saviour and Lord. It was a precious, special moment.
What an amazing family we belong to. How many of my descendants knew
Jesus as their Lord and Saviour? The hours of investigating was rewarded by
finding one special small piece of paper. Thank you Lord for letting me perse-
vere to find it.
Our Christian family is not just world wide but encompasses past generations.
A truly amazing family.

                                                              ‚ Christine Bruce

                                                                                .



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                      Qualifying Connections
We have had quite a few banns of marriage recently with the added bit
‘...with qualifying connection’ someone asked what is that? So here we are:

The Marriage Measure 2008 came into force on 1 October 2008. It sought to
respond to changing social conditions and in particular to the increasing mo-
bility of our society. It does not affect the existing right of parishioners. A
couple continue to have the right to be married in the parish church of a parish
where one or both of them are resident or entered on the electoral roll. How-
ever, some people would like to marry in a church because it has special sig-
nificance for them, even though it is not where they live. The 2008 Measure
enables a church to offer the same welcome to a couple who wish to marry
there and who can demonstrate a straightforward connection with the parish
as it does to those who live in the parish itself, without the couple's having to
apply for a special licence.
       The object of the Measure is to grant couples the same right to marry in
the parish church of a parish with which one or both of them can demonstrate
a "qualifying connection" of a kind specified in the new legislation as a per-
son resident in the parish would have.

The Qualifying Connections with a parish are:-
If the person:-
 was baptised in the parish (this does not apply where the baptism formed
part of a combined service of baptism or confirmation); or,
 had his or her confirmation entered in a church register book of a church
or chapel in the parish; or,
 has at any time had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at
least six months; or
 has at any time habitually attended public worship in the parish for at
least six months;
OR
A parent of that person has at any time during that person’s lifetime:-
 had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least six
months; or
 habitually attended public worship in the parish for at least six months;
OR
a parent or grandparent of that person was married in the parish.



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       DRYPOOL PARISH SUNDAY SERVICES: MAR 2011
1st Sun     St Columba 10.30am  Holy Communion

06/03/2011   St John      10.30am   MW & HC
             Victoria
             Dock         10.45am   Morning prayer

             Stoneferry   10.30am   Morning Service
                                    Holy Communion
                          9.15am
2nd Sun      St Columba             All age service
                          10.30am
                                    Theme Tools– The Bible
13/03/2011   St John      10.30am   Holy Communion
             Victoria
                          10.45am   Morning Prayer
             Dock
                                    Institution of
             Parish       7.30pm
15/03/11                            Rev Philip Goodey
             Service
                                    At St Columba’s
3rd Sun      St Columba   10.30am   Holy Communion

20/03/2011   St John      10.30am   Holy Communion
             Victoria      9.00am   Holy Communion
             Dock         10.45am   Morning Prayer

4th Sun                             Morning Prayer
             St Columba   10.30am


27/03/11     St Columba   12.30pm   Baptisms

             St John      10.30am   MW & HC
             Victoria
                          10.45am   Holy Communion
             Dock



            Parish midweek Holy Communion
             St Columba’sTuesdays at 9.15am
             St.John’s Wednesdays at 9.15am
                    PLEASE CHECK
      YOUR NOTICE SHEET FOR ANY ALTERATIONS.
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Epistles of Eustace ...On how to ignore those staff appraisals

The Rectory; St. James the Least of All

My dear Nephew Christopher,
       So, your vicar has introduced staff appraisal for all the officers who
work for your church, including yourself. It seems a very dangerous innova-
tion; as far as I am concerned, ministry is only successful when parishioners
have no idea what the clergy get up to.
       I imagine that he will look at the number of services you take in a
year. Funerals can only be increased if you resort to murder, which is likely
to be frowned on – although I have often been sorely tempted during endless
church council meetings. Perhaps if you take a flask of water wherever you
go and if you find a baby unattended, you could resort to a spontaneous bap-
tism. That would get your numbers up, even if returning mothers may marvel
at the highly localised and brief shower that seemed to have taken place over
the pram.
       He is bound to want to see congregations increasing. Get your youth
group to make cardboard cut-outs to place strategically in the pews, or
maybe some of the local dress shops could loan you their mannequins for the
day. With the electronic equipment your church has, holograms projected
around the church would surely not be impossible; that way, it would look
even more lifelike if the equipment made their heads appear to droop in sleep
during the sermon.
       And that brings me to your prayer times. There is a fine line between
silent meditation and peaceful sleep. If you learn to take those 15 minute
post-lunch naps in a kneeling position, they can then be logged as devotion,
thus increasing your daily total. Trying to prove the effectiveness of your
prayer life by claiming coincidences as miraculous answers may be a little
presumptuous; you could just mention such things and then adopt a look that
says you are far too humble to take any credit. That way, you earn double
points.
       But you must record everything you claim – because next year, further
imagination will have to be applied to quantify another year of breathless
success.


                              Your loving uncle,


                                   Eustace

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     Margaret King’s Mabel and HELPING HANDS
Mabel looked out to see children playing outside. Not at school she thought,
then realized that it was half term holiday.
It was quite a cold day and soon Jessica came to knock on the door with a mes-
sage from Jane her mother,
“Would Mabel like to come round for a cup of coffee?"
Mabel accepted the offer, and locking the door followed Jessica to her home
next door. It was warm and cosy in Jane's kitchen and Ellie had been making
scones helped by Jessica, Ryan was more interested in eating them.
"It's when they taste best straight out of the oven." Said Jane passing a plate
with a buttered scone over to Mabel.
"It's finding things for the children to do", said Jane,
"Well”, thought Mabel "perhaps Ellie would like to come and make some
scones for me. Tilly is coming this afternoon and I know that she will enjoy a
scone with a cup of tea." Ellie was only too pleased to say that she would like to
do that.
“What can I do ?" asked Jessica.
Mabel thought for a minute then said, "My treasure cupboard in the kitchen
could do with a tidy out.” That pleased Jessica who could not wait to get
started. When Mabel went home the girls went with her. Ryan was not left out
as he was going to do some errands for Mabel and for his mother. Once indoors
Mabel put out the ingredients for the scones and the scales so that Ellie could
get started. Then she opened the cupboard so that Jessica could empty it and put
everything on to the table.
Jessica folded some things admiring the lovely embroidered tablecloths.
"Did you make these?" she asked Mabel who said that she did.
"I wish I could do that”, said Jessica.
"Perhaps I could show you one day", offered Mabel.
Just then Ellie needed Mabel to put the scones in the oven. Jessica discovered a
tin of buttons which kept her busy sorting through them, then she found a toast-
ing fork, “What is this?” she asked.
"Didn't you have toasters ? "asked Ellie.
"It was a lovely way to get warm when we came in from school on a winters
day", said Mabel, "we toasted ourselves as well as making toast for tea."
The scones were cooked and the cupboard tidied when Ryan came in with the
things that Mabel wanted. Suki jumped into the cupboard.
"Just look at the cat!" laughed Jessica.
"Ah, she knows a warm place ."said Mabel "she will come out at tea time."
Thanking the children for their help, Mabel saw them on their way as they
promised to come and help her again tomorrow.
                                                                € Margaret King

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                 Parish Book Club
 ‘What’s so Amazing about Grace?’ by Philip Yancey.

This was the club’s February book. The theme of the
book was summed up so well by Philip’s opening story
of ‘Babette’s Feast’. Babette won a great deal of money
which she shared with others by giving them a fantastic
feast. Most of the guests ignored her and few said ‘thank
you’. Jesus gave His all for us yet we struggle to ac-
knowledge His enormous gift. Grace is freely given and
should be humbly accepted. By doing so we show others
God’s love for us.
Grace is not about being first or last, as the chapter ‘The maths of Grace’ tells
us. It is a gift that cannot be earned. We should be pleased that late comers are
saved. The economy of undeserved grace has priority over the economy of
moral deserts. No-one is more deserving than another, no matter what our pasts
are. We are all His beloved.
How true it is that ungrace gets passed on in families. Grace is unfair at times,
but it’s not about fairness but about forgiveness. Those who don’t are damaged
by their ungrace. Philip uses a quote from George Herbert, ‘he who cannot for-
give another breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.’ This doesn’t
mean it’s easy to do of course. The main person we do it for is ourselves, then
we can start anew.
The book is very readable and uses easy to remember lines, e.g. ‘we’re all odd-
balls, but God loves us anyhow.’
Philip sums up the message of the gospel by saying we’re all invited to the ban-
quet, and all we have to do is accept. He quotes Dorothy Day who says, ‘I
really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.’.
               The book club members highly recommend this book.

                      The next meeting is 2nd March , 7.30pm at 93 Wynburg
                      Street. We will be discussing Mark Stibbe’s ‘I am your
                      father.’

                                                               … Carole Harvey




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                AROUND AND ABOUT. With Margaret King

                          Taking a step Back
Sometimes it is nice to take a step back to revisit the past and return to one’s
roots.
I did that a short while ago. It was good to see the countryside, and although the
trees were stark and bare, on some branches there were catkins blowing in the
wind. As we passed through different counties the journey was marked by the
varying architecture of the church spires or towers. In Lincolnshire tall narrow
steeples, down to Norfolk with its squat square towers.
We visited the church where we were married sixty years ago; a new door,
chairs replaced the pews, and in the churchyard two sheep munched away at the
grass, I don't think they were there before!
All Saints and St Margaret’s church is unusual in that it is two churches joined
side by side. There are two naves, two chancels and two altars, though the wall
which separated the two churches was taken down for good some time before
the 18th century. The first church here was probably about 600 —700 when
Christianity became fairly well established in East Anglia. Like most medieval
churches, Pakefield church is the product of many alterations and repairs over
the centuries, mentioned in the Domesday Book (1085). Restoration work
began in the 1930’s when there were fears of the church collapsing into the
North Sea through coastal erosion, followed by the partial destruction of the
building in the second world war. The rebuilding of the church was completed
in 1950. Not able to resist the magazine of another church, I read that as well as
a Confirmation Service there was also to be one of Reaffirmation of the Confir-
mation vows. I wondered how many people would like to make those vows
again. I was confirmed age 13, but older and with a different outlook on life
would reaffirmed vows be stronger; more meaningful?
It is good to look back it is always possible to learn from the past but also tak-
ing confidence and stepping forward.
                                                                  ‚Margaret King

                                              Pakefield Church




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                      Stay trimmed and balanced
Do not let this Book …depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night,
…be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be …successful.’
Joshua 1.8
Any flying instructor will tell you that aeroplanes need to be ‘trimmed’ or
‘balanced in flight’ on a regular basis. After flying through storms and hitting
air pockets, they get knocked out of line. That’s true of our path through life.
The bad storms of sickness, redundancy, divorce and disappointment, can
knock us off our balance, too.
In other words, our attitude needs to be constantly checked and adjusted. Have
you checked yours lately? What are you encountering at the moment that is
putting pressure on you to veer off course? So long as we live, we will always
need to look to God, to stay ‘trimmed and balanced’. Lent is an excellent time
to do this.
The best way to stay balanced is to read God’s Word. It gives us a true map of
the world around us, and shows us where we are on that map. Here’s an idea
you can try for Lent: every week, for the next few weeks, choose a Bible verse
and write it down on a small card. Carry it with you wherever you go and
memorise it. In one year, you’ll know 52 new scriptures, and more impor-
tantly, your attitudes will be more naturally in line with God’s Word, your
faith will be strengthened, and your life will be moving in the right direction.

                               Timmy’s Tails
Did you miss me last month? Us creative types have to take life easy some
times you know. You have to allow the juices to flow. That is the reason that I
wasn’t here last time; it had nothing to do with me being upset because Barney
and his new house were featuring in these pages.
So… what have I been up to? I’ve been practising my secret keeping skills. I’m
very good at keeping secrets you know! I was in on a plot to get my master to a
Valentine’s Day meal in East Park Cafe and I didn’t say a word. Even though I
was a bit hurt that I wasn’t invited too. Margot, the boss, and my mistress aren’t
above a bit of bribery and corruption though, and promised me an extra sausage
later in the week if I kept the secret. Now, if you were given a choice of sausage
versus prawn cocktail, chicken chasseur, chocolate gateau, chocolate hearts and
chocolate marshmallow fountain… which would you choose? Be honest.
Really? Oh, good, more sausages for me.

                              Proverbs 12: 23:
 Sensible people keep quiet about what they know, but stupid people advertise
                               their ignorance.


                                                                        Page 23
 Trisha Wick's News from Sudan for February 2011
Greetings to you all once again. Here is the latest news:

NEW WIFE My Driver, Jackson (aged 29), has remarried to an 18 year
old lady called Mariam Gisima. He has paid the dowry so she is now
called his wife but actual marriage will follow when he can afford it.

PUPPIES      My dog, Tessa gave birth to 8 puppies on 3rd Feb. They are
beautiful!

REFERENDUM This was amazing and peaceful. Preliminary results
are out and final ones due very soon. There is an overwhelming vote for
South to separate from North. Much hard work ahead as we form new
nation, so please keep praying.

BISHOP JUSTIN'S CELEBRATION On 29th April Bishop Justin cele-
brates the 10th anniversary of his consecration as a Bishop. If anyone
else would like to give a gift to him please send cheque made out to
Rev. P. Wick, to my father in Filey.

HOUSE PAINTING My house has been painted inside and out in light
blue and is now very light and airy and clean from all the dust!

ELECTRICITY We now have this for 12 hours a day and it is very sta-
ble and reliable. I now have a big fan which is wonderful in this heat -
today is 100F.

MA STUDIES The proposal for my MA Dissertation has now been ac-
cepted and I will start it in March this year. I will be looking at the prob-
lem of retaining youth in the Diocese here. Pray that I complete other
essays on time before then.

PASTORS REVIEW I have just trained six Reviewers so we are about
to start a Pastor's Review for all the clergy in the Diocese. Through it we
hope to help them to do their work better, and to grow in their faith.

SCHOOLS Registration for the new school year starts on 20th Febru-
ary. Schools will open early in March. Pray for all those parents who will
struggle to pay school fees.


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LORDS RESISTANCE ARMY This rebel group has plagued the West-
ern Equatoria area of Sudan for about five years. Our civilian arrow boys
with their bows and arrows have now been trained and are called Home
Guard. They are in huge numbers and are doing a wonderful job at pro-
tecting us. The LRA is fearing them and seems to be staying away.

PARTIES There have been so many Referendum parties, I have lost
count. On 9th Feb. I am holding one of my own for all my staff and other
friends. No alcohol allowed as church forbids it.

POSHO Please pray for my cat Posho. For a while I have suspected
he is sick and he is not eating well. Not sure if he has a tumour - but no
vet here so relying on prayer.

HOME LEAVE I expect to be in UK from 23rd May – 17th August. I am
coming for my MA studies and to visit some of the churches I did not
visit last year.

PRAY FOR RAIN Please start to pray for rain. Short rains should start
in February, but last year did not come till May which delayed planting of
seeds. We don't want floods but would like some rain this month.

MARSHA It has made such a difference having a white friend here.
Marsha is doing literacy work. She has just moved into her new house,
and we are having a house blessing occasion on 9th.

CHIPS A lady in the town has started to cook chips now there are
some potatoes coming from Uganda. What a treat!

God bless and love to you all.

Trisha Wick from Maridi in Southern Sudan




                                                                   Page 25
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Geoff Howlett’s CD Review of
The month
FOREVER JONES : Get Ready. (EMI : 5099969472824)


                             When doctors told Dewitt and Kim Jones that
                             they couldn’t have children, that wasn’t what
                             God had planned for them., for, some thirty
                             years later, the happily married couple, along
                             with all five of their children!, have released
                             their debut album. From Shreveport, Los
                             Angeles come the Jones Family with an
                             album that has already scored them a number
                             11 hit on the Billboard Gospel Charts. Think
                             Earth, Wind & Fire, and The Jacksons, and
you’ll get an idea of some of the funky sounds that are used on the songs.
I’m afraid that their take on gospel didn’t hit the right note for me, as I
couldn’t hear most of the words on the title track. However, on the deli-
cate ‘He Wants It All’ and ‘Heavenly’ one of the female singers does
make some really sweet sounds. ‘Jubilee’ has a touch of “The Way You
Make Me Feel” to it, while the summer sound of ‘Adoration’ is quite
catchy too. It’s a praise and worship album that all fits together quite
well, and I’m sure that we’ll be hearing more from the Jones family in
the years to come. 7/10

www.billyfury.com
www.shoutlife.com/geoffhowlett
           Getting older? How to keep your brain sharp
Regular exercise may be the best way to keep your brain sharp into old
age, research has found. Jogging, walking, or going to the gym can cut
the risk of cognitive decline (where the brain starts to struggle with eve-
ryday tasks) by almost 40 per cent.
Researchers at the University of Florence found that even low to moder-
ate exercise, such as walking a mile a day, can reduce risk by 35 per
cent. The benefits of exercise may be due to sustained blood flow to the
brain, or stimulating the release of neurotrophins,; proteins that help
brain cells live longer.
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                              KNITWITS

Knitters are taking over you know! There have been sightings in all
kinds of places, from cafes to libraries to trains….

Was it only late last autumn when we tentatively started our little band?
Now we have a dozen or so regular members who attend meetings and
another eight or so “home knitters”, mostly Goole ladies. Their co ordi-
nator, Ann, recently returned from her Gambia expedition and was able
to share with us photos and tales of how well our efforts had been re-
ceived.
We have now moved on to support two other charities, the locally run
Real Aid (more about that next month), and the Hull Animal Welfare
Trust. By the time you read this we will already have passed on a con-
signment of blankets, toys, baby knitteds and other miscellaneous items
when Real Aid’s Chris Sahin comes to talk to us. In March we hope to
do a crochet workshop.
Liz has been out and about investigating a local branch of the Prayer
Shawl Ministry, watch this space for more on that in future months.


                          Stoneferry News

Stoneferry Service
It was an eventful morning in more ways than one. I won’t go into de-
tails but everyone was alright! Grace led the service and Liz spoke to
us. It was our 19th Anniversary service and the start of National Mar-
riage Week, so we were thinking about Love. Songs , books, films
and TV programmes with love in the title It was interesting to see
what we could come up with. (No hymns allowed!) Julie led us in
prayers.
There was a lovely cake to eat with hearts on it, which someone com-
mented as being our hearts joined together in love. An apt line for the
morning I think.
We remembered John – Maureen’s husband – who sadly died before
Christmas, and thanked Maureen for all that she does for us.



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All Glory, Laud and Honour
Holy Week, the last in Lent, begins with a bang. Palm Sunday is a time to cele-
brate the kingship of Christ, and to share in the rejoicing of the disciples and the
enthusiasm of the crowds as Jesus made his way into Jerusalem. Of course
there’s the shadow of the cross, and we know what comes next, after the pro-
cession and the palm branches: but Jesus is king.
The hymns we sing reflect that, and one of the best-known is All glory, laud
and honour. It’s from an original by Theodulph of Orleans (760-821), an Italian
who was appointed Bishop of Orleans by Charlemagne. He was a scholar, a
poet and a pastor, but when the great king died Theodulph fell out of favour and
was imprisoned in Angers. There, he wrote the hymn which was translated
more than 1,000 years later by John Mason Neale.
Neale (1818-1866) was an Anglican clergyman, a high churchman on the An-
glo-Catholic wing. He was fascinated by ecclesiastical architecture and helped
found the Cambridge Movement, which sought to restore respect for church
buildings and their proper use. He was enraged by the box pews which had be-
come fashionable in the 18th century, for instance – the squire and his family
could sit in comfort, screened from the rest of the congregation, and one was
even known to eat his dinner during the sermon.
All glory, laud and honour is a simple hymn with a cheerful melody (St
Theodulph, appropriately) which makes it ideal for children to sing, especially
when they are coming into the church waving branches. But it is very careful to
make the connection between what happened then, and what happens now:
Neale might have been captivated by church history, but he was a working
priest whose ultimate concerns were pastoral. So verse two says, ‘The company
of angels/ Are praising thee on high/ And mortal men, and all things/ Created,
make reply’. And just as ‘The people of the Hebrews/ With palms before thee
went’ so we too present ‘our praise and prayer and anthems’.
This is one of the reasons we observe Lent, after all. Some of us give up a lux-
ury –chocolate, traditionally, though it could be anything,(a friend gave up lis-
tening to The Archers!) That’s a way of reminding ourselves that our daily
lives, which we fill with so much activity, have a great deal in them which we
could lose if we chose, and perhaps not miss very much.
But in clearing a space like this, we can make the connections again between
the story of Jesus and our story today. What are the similarities, and what are
the differences, between what we do when we sing, and what the angels do? Or
what the Hebrews did when they praised Jesus, and what we do?
It is a simple hymn, but there are depths in it if we choose to see them.
The Revd Mark Woods


                                                                          Page 29
  February Answers




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                           Your garden in March

Top Ten Tips for March
By Colin Dale, plant buyer, Notcutts Garden Centres
  1. Early daffodils will have finished flowering toward the end of this
      month, so remember to remove the dead heads before they have a
      chance to set seed. This will ensure that the plant’s energy goes back
      into the bulb for next year. Allow the leaves to die back naturally,
      rather than cutting off now.
  2. If you have a garden pond, this is a good time to divide up plants and
      re-pot them in fresh compost or larger ‘basket’ containers.
  3. Plants grown for their winter bark such as Cornus (Dog Wood) and
      Salix (Willow) can be pruned now to a basic framework, before they
      begin to grow away. Buddlejas and Elderflower (Sambucus) can also
      be pruned hard now, if they were not pruned in the autumn.
  4. Visit your local garden centre and choose from the range of spring bed-
      ding plants which can be planted out now and will give colour in con-
      tainers and borders until the summer bedding can be planted out in
      May.
  5. Continue to tidy your garden after the winter and use well-rotted com-
      post as a soil conditioner on your borders. Mulch around the plants
      with a thick layer to keep in moisture near the roots.
  6. It is not too late to prune established, woody climbers such as honey-
      suckles, back to a basic framework. Thin the old wood out and tie-in
      young growths for more vigour and flowering in subsequent years.
  7. Choose a dry day towards the end of the month to give your lawn its
      first cut. Remember to raise the blades to the highest setting.
  8. Continue to prepare the vegetable garden for the forthcoming season,
      when soil conditions allow. Early potatoes can be ‘chitted’ and planted
      towards the end of the month in trenches with well-rotted manure and a
      little fish, blood and bone.
  9. Prepare a firm bed for onion sets and plant as soon as possible in the
      month. Tread the bed well and rake in a little fish, blood and bone be-
      fore planting. Return later to check the rows and re-plant any that are
      pulled up by inquisitive birds.
  10. Visit your local garden centre to choose from the range of newly deliv-
      ered shrubs, fresh from the nursery and ready to plant in your garden
      now, to give years of colour and interest.
• Colin Dales Notcutts 2011 www.notcutts.co.uk


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                     The Magazine Team
Editor: Norman A Pacey; 93 Wynburg St;Newbridge Rd;Hull. HU9 2PA
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           East Yorkshire HU8 8QY
                 From advice on how to register a death
                     to making all the arrangements,
                        We’re here 24 hours a day.

                         Part of Dignity plc. A British company

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        not necessarily shared by the editorial team or the parish staff.

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