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The Oxhill News

January 2008

This months News



Vicarage Notes

Special thanks

Thanks go to all who worked busily to decorate and prepare the church for the special service over Christmas – St. Lawrence’s looked lovely.  Thanks go to the Festival Choir for leading the singing at the Carol Service – you were splendid!

Thought for the month

By 1751 London was 11 days ahead of Paris as the English had retained the Julian Calendar, refusing to accept the reforms made by Pope Gregory in 1582.  Christmas Day was being celebrated here when Epiphany was celebrated over most of Europe.  In 1752 the Calendar Act was put into action and 11 days were lost from September that year.  Apparently there were riots and shouts of “give us back our 11 days!”  Occasionally, January 6th is still referred to as Old Christmas Day.

We never have our days, or time itself, back. It is a gift that needs that needs using well. I suspect New Year resolutions are related to the opposite. The famous passage from Ecclesiastes 3 that begins “To everything there is a season” is often concluded with verse 12:

I know that there is nothing better for people than to rejoice and to do good so long as they live.

A simple message worth spreading!

May I wish everyone a very happy New Year.

Best wishes and God bless,

Nicholas Morgan    01608 685230

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