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A letter from Graham Bartlett - August 2017
By the time you read this, Rev'd Tim Edwards will be installed as our Rector. Our Interregnum lasted 40 weeks. In our two churches we've held almost 100 services since John Benson retired at the beginning of last October...

When Life is filled with so much (Sermon) - 30th July 2017
This is an audio recording of the sermon preached by the Rev'd Tim Edwards at St Katharine's Church, Knockholt on Sunday 30th July 2017. The sermon is entitled "When Life is filled with so much: Prayer and Confidence", based on Psalm 3.

How to Make God Laugh (Sermon) - 23rd July 2017
This is an audio recording of the sermon preached by the Rev'd Tim Edwards at St Katharine's Church, Knockholt on Sunday 23rd July 2017. The sermon is entitled "How to Make God Laugh", based on Psalm 2.

How to Be Happy (Sermon) - 16th July 2017
This is an audio recording of the first sermon preached by the new Rector, the Rev'd Tim Edwards, at St Margaret's Church, Halstead on Sunday 16th July 2017. The sermon is entitled "How to Be Happy", based on Psalm 1.

Rural Dean's Letter - July 2017
I wonder if we might take a moment to think about kneeling; what is it, why do we do it? We do it so easily, so effortlessly, as children, don't we? It is as natural to children as standing, or sitting or lying down. What about as adults? We kneel to be beside a loved one who is sick...

Rural Dean's Letter - June 2017
'Come and see.' Such a simple phrase, and yet one of the most profound in all of scripture. This is God - the creator, the one in whom we all live move and have our being, extending to us a great and gracious invitation. Come and see...

Rural Dean's Letter - May 2017
What do we think of when we hear the word 'nun'? Do we immediately summon up in our mind's eye a middle-aged, rather austere woman, in a full-length black dress with some kind of funny-looking headgear? Perhaps, we have had some unhappy experience in our childhood of being schooled by severe nuns...

Gambia Trip Report - April 2017
This year, with the mosquitoes biting more than ever and temperatures in the high 30s, our trip was a little gruelling at times, but as always both amazing and rewarding.

A Letter from our New Rector - April 2017
The Rector (to be) writes: "On Moving from a Vicarage on Hadrian's Wall to a Rectory on the North Downs"

St Margaret's Fundraising Letter from PCC
Do you want your church to still be available for family events, baptisms, weddings, funerals and special services in 5 years' time? We take it for granted because there has been a church in Halstead for over 900 years! But now St Margaret’s needs your help!

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