June Parish Magazine Letter

My dear friends, June 2022 is a very special and unique month in the annals of our country’s long history, when we shall enjoy the great pleasure of celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Amongst The Queen’s titles is that of ‘Defender of...

THE GLASTONBURY THORN

The pantomime season is almost upon us.  Catsfield will be performing Dick Whittington and Crowhurst is doing Camelot the Pantomime.  The latter has a tenuous connection with the stories of King Arthur. Over summer I visited the ancient Christian site of Glastonbury...

Remembrance and a Feisty Royal Nun

H.M. the Queen is probably the last major public figure to have served in uniform in the Second World War.  The Queen served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service where she learnt both to drive and to maintain vehicles.  Her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, of course,...
Birds of an unusual feather

Birds of an unusual feather

As the Tower of London is famous for being the home of ravens so St James’s Park, London, is home to the pelicans.  Pelicans have lived on the lake, since 1664, when the Russian ambassador presented Charles II with two Dalmatian pelicans.  The birds never bred, but...