A Prayer For Survival

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I wish You and Your loved ones well. I trust that You have had a good week since my last message. Whether it is the passing of a beloved family cat, news that an old friend has a serious bout of cancer, or a child in tears because his parents cannot patch up their marriage, I get bombarded every week with … Continue reading A Prayer For Survival

A Prayer to Distinguish Prides

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine I trust that I find You well and that Your families are likewise happy and healthy. This week I would like to focus on pride. If You’re too conceited or self-important, something will happen to make You look foolish. Pride comes before a fall. We’ve all heard the warnings. Yet We still fail to distinguish between good and … Continue reading A Prayer to Distinguish Prides

The Cracked Teflon of Priests

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN During some rainy days of holiday this summer, I was forced to watch some Poldark episodes by my persuasive wife and I confess that I enjoyed the performance of the actor Christian Brassington as the loathsome Reverend Osborne Whitworth. Hardly what you’d expect of a Man of God, Reverend Osborne is a lecherous hypocrite and a slave to deviant thoughts. Unable to find … Continue reading The Cracked Teflon of Priests

A Prayer of Thanks for Rain

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I write this week’s piece from the rectory study. The wind is battering the house with rain. The brown grass outside is gradually turning green. Leaves are flying everywhere. And I can see the family car is white – it has been brown with dust these last weeks of incessant sunshine and I’ve refrained from using the hosepipe. … Continue reading A Prayer of Thanks for Rain