'Notre Dame - What cost? Why?'
Within days of the great fire of Notre Dame $1 billion had been donated for its rebuilding.

Who is the patron saint of politicians.
Of all the saints, it is an Englishman who is the patron saint of politicians.

Easter. Protesting Hope
The great feast of Easter is the Christian celebration of hope over despair.

Falling in love with someone of a different nationality
One of the delights of being part of the global village is the increased chance of falling in love with someone of a different nationality.

The Revd - writes 'Good News on Gambling'
One of the Good News stories of 2019, and there will be quite a few, is that this year the law will change, introducing a £2 limit on fixed-odd betting machines. It will no longer be possible to pour £100 into a slot machine every twenty seconds.

The Children’s Society & Latest Trends
In 1881 the Church of England Central Society for Providing Homes for Waifs and Strays came into being. That organisation continues to this day, now known as The Children’s society.

Push-Pull & Climate Change Dependent Economy
If there is one thing we have all been reminded of recently it is that the world we live in is balanced very carefully on the principle of cause and effect.

The Revd. Writes…
The Revd. Writes…Amongst other activities, the month of September will see a flurry of weddings taking place in churches across the Dever Valley.

The Revd. Mark Bailey Writes…
The Church of England has recently been in the spotlight and has been found wanting.

Memorial Service Address
“And the faithful will abide with him in love…” Wisdom of Solomon 3: 9