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From the Rectory – June

I spent a bit of time in the Royal Albert Hall a few weeks back in the company of several thousand others as part of The Leadership Conference run by Holy Trinity Brompton. Over the course of two days we enjoyed some brilliant sung worship – which rather inexplicably and greedily involved six guitarists at one stage – several excellent keynote speakers as well as a couple of inspirational seminars.

Rick-Kay-Warren-res1The person whose words had the biggest impact on me was Kay Warren. Kay and her husband Rick are the founders of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. The church has a weekly attendance of more than 20,000 people. In a country where go big or go home seems to be a motto to live by, the book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren stands out having sold more than thirty million copies in the five years following its publication in 2002. read more

From the Rectory – March

As a vicar you do get some interesting phone calls.

My favourite recent one was someone ringing to complain about the lack of Closed Circuit Television in the churchyard. This caught me a bit on the hop, and I ended up stuttering my apologies about the oversight and asked why he thought we might need it. He went on to say that he knew the police had been called to the churchyard several times recently and surely we should be taking security more seriously. It took a good few minutes before everything became clear – he’d rung the wrong church, and wanted an entirely different vicar in another parish some 200 miles from here. read more

Decorating the tree

Christmas_tree_2Having spent most of Saturday afternoon taking our lives in our hands scaling ladders up the side of a tree that’s more than 20 feet tall, the decorating is now all done, and the Christmas tree is looking fantastic! Thanks to everyone who came, climbed, decorated, ate pizza and generally had a great time.

From the Rectory – December

christmas-tree1The decorations are done. The tree is up and sparkling. Cards sit on every available surface. The presents are wrapped and Santa’s special gifts are hidden at the back of the wardrobe. The only thing left to prepare is lunch.
Alongside the Turkey and stuffing (or nut roast if you must), there are Brussels sprouts, carrots & roast parsnips. And of course roast potatoes. But have you cooked them the right way? If you’re a fan of Jamie Oliver you’ll have gone with olive oil. If Mary Berry is more your thing than it just has to be Goose fat. But if Heston Blumentahl is your celebrity chef of choice, you’ll most definitely have plumped for beef dripping. Or so the Times claimed in a recent article. read more

Welcome Back

computer-codeAfter a goodly amount of time on standby, the Lawford Church website returns having been renewed and refreshed and is now ready to face the bright light of day. Hopefully you should find all the information you might want from this site, however if you’d like to find out further information about anything published here, please feel free to contact us by using this page.