Sin – A Modest Proposal

BY PHLEGYAS Let it never be said that the Church of England is lacking in leadership. Always looking ahead to the Big Issues of the day, and in doing so looking out for ourselves, we in the Church have identified a serious pandemic of Sin across the country. Worse, we, who pride ourselves on rooting out the Devil wherever he or they (sic) are lurking, … Continue reading Sin – A Modest Proposal

A Prayer for the Lonely

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine I trust that You are well this Sunday.  If You are depressed and frustrated about Covid or just fed up with the grey autumnal skies then You can always watch Lord Botham versus the Aussies from 1981. This week I would like You to think of the lonely people near You. These could be family members or former work colleagues. … Continue reading A Prayer for the Lonely

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