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Monday 29 February 

Last week we had an uncle staying with us. He came because of the death of his uncle and our great uncle. Strangely he was older that his own uncle by a couple of years. (Great) Granny McNeil had 13 children over 28 years and one of her elder daughter had children before her own mother’s last child. 


Well…..how about this then…!

My children are 18, and all but 21 in a few weeks. Today, my mother-in-law celebrates her 17th birthday. I’m not saying she had a hard paper round, but she looks a little more worldly worn than a normal late teenager.

Many happy returns Liz.

Isn’t time a wonderful thing?

So, that’s What He Meant?

Saturday 2nd January

I once met a 92 year old who bought a new television with a five year warranty. She was a very positive and was determined to see out the ‘special offer’. I seem to recall she managed and some.

Today I looked through my diary for 2016 as dates and information are beginning to come my way well into this New Year and beyond.

I look at the diary and it seems strange all those days ahead waiting to be filled and forgotten.

I am a ‘bear with a small brain’ who hardly looks beyond the coming weekend. A year ahead seems beyond me. Ho-hum – I’ll not really worry until the weeks unfold!

Today has worries and joys etc…..enough for the present.

Epiphany!? That’s what he meant.

State of Grace

9th February 2014


The words of Simeon are used at ‘Evensong’, and the Nunc Dimittis holds a special place in my heart.

Book of Common Prayer, 1662:

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Simeon includes me and includes you in this prayer. Have you seen the light?

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Assurance and Reconciliation

8th February 2014


Old and waiting is the overwhelming impression I get when I read of Simeon and Anna.

I recall so many old people of such deep spirituality who are not remembered like Simeon and Anna.

Mrs. Hancock, Father Clayton, Eileen Farmer, Bill Timms, Margaret Adamson, Margaret and Doreen Stones, Annie Mary Stevenson, Margaret Shield etc. All ordinary people who in their age waited with quiet assurance of God’s love and therefore reconciliation.

Such a gift and state of grace!

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church