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Christmas – You can’t always get what you want.

Nigel ChapmanDec 18,2017
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When I was 12, my parents gave me a ‘Matchbox Superfast Track’ for Christmas. I was gutted! I’d grown out of toy cars, I wanted a bicycle!! “You can’t always get what you want” goes the song, (and my mother). Very true. If we get everything that we want or

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“I cannot tell – but this I know”  

Nigel ChapmanNov 25,2017
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“I cannot tell – but this I know”      The vicarage doorbell rang.  On answering it I found a student from our local sixth form college.  We’d not met before, but it transpired he wanted to discuss a problem that was puzzling him.  When he was sitting comfortably he

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Remember Remember!

Nigel ChapmanNov 10,2017
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  November is the month of remembering. After ‘All Souls’ when we remember departed loved ones, we begin the month with ‘All Saints’ Day (1st Nov, Holy Communion 9 am St Oswald’s), thanking God for those people in history who have inspired our walk with Jesus Christ. Then just for

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October Newsletter

Nigel ChapmanOct 6,2017
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Here we go! After two prayer and vision days, looking at the 2016 Parish Profile, listening to hopes and dreams, and various meetings about buildings and fund raising, it is now time to move forward with a new vision. I wrote about this in August, but now we have a

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September News: Archbishop’s Mission

Nigel ChapmanSep 11,2017
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Scarborough Deanery Mission 13-15th October The Archbishop of York is once again visiting every deanery in the Diocese of York. This is not a personal pilgrimage but an opportunity for us to invite non-Christian friends, relatives and neighbours to meet Jesus, perhaps for the first time. “Come and See –

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Prayer and Vision

Nigel ChapmanJul 28,2017
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At our recent Prayer and Vision Day we came to the conclusion that we are going to close St Oswald’s and let the Medieval Historical Society have it as a museum. The congregation can then move to St Thomas’ thereby making sure that we have a full church every week.

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Ordinary Times?

Nigel ChapmanJul 3,2017
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In the Church of England liturgical calendar, we have just entered into what is called ‘Ordinary Time’. It stretches out before us for 23 weeks until the Sunday before Advent at the end of November. Having had the celebrations of Easter and Pentecost you could be forgiven for thinking that

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Thy Kingdom Come

Nigel ChapmanMay 11,2017
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What could you talk about ad infinitum. What passion could you talk endlessly about?  Gardening, mending clocks, history, model making? When my brother in law and I get together it’s not long before we talk about anything photographic. In fact, family now take bets on how many minutes it takes

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Easter Message

Nigel ChapmanApr 6,2017
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Genesis 12: 1-4  God Calls Abram 12 The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country and your people. Leave your father’s family and go to the country that I will show you. 3 I will use you to bless all the people on earth.”4 So Abram left Haran just like the Lord told him.   What scares you?

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Journey

RobertJan 6,2017
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Firmware Update One of the great things about modern digital cameras is the ability to update the internal operating system of the camera.  This tweaks the camera, making them better in some way.  It might be better performance, quicker focussing or adding a feature from a newer camera.  What though

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