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Regal and Knowing

12th January 2015


What knowledge did these wise-one hold? They were given this title ‘Magi’, the root word which gives us ‘magic’ and ‘magician’ and were said to have great understanding in fields which included astrology, alchemy and other forms of esoteric knowledge.

Their identification as kings in later Christian writings is probably linked to Psalms 72:11, “May all kings fall down before him”.

So we have two views of these visitors, regal and knowledge.

Oh the we could claim the same when we draw close to visiting God.

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



Monday 15th December 2014

In an age of ‘Facebook,, ‘Twitter’, texts and so many social media experiences, a number of charities and other social awareness groups are reporting that loneliness and isolation are an increasing problem in society.

Do you know your neighbour? Just to speak to and to say hello or well enough to borrow/lend a ‘cup’ of sugar’? The Queen’s Jubilee gave opportunity for street parties and neighbourhood gatherings. These events gave a better sense of community; a feeling of belonging to many lonely people.

This Christmas if you sense someone who lives close to you is isolated, help break that situation. Make a Christmas card count. Don’t post it anonymously, knock on the door and hand it to them personally.

You may be their only human contact this side of the New Year.

Rev’d Canon Simon Moor, Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church


Saturday 6th December 2014

The simplest of presents cost little!

I had the privilege of visiting a certain very well-to-do and quite independent lady who always gave off a sense of lonely isolation.

The week before Christmas, for a number of years I would bake mince pies for the coming season and take her a plate withe half a dozen of these pastries to her house. She confided in me that this gift meant so much to her, hand made, they had take time to make and were personal.

Giving is about cost, but not necessarily about money. The cost of caring is beyond the money we spend and personal effort, putting yourself out is worth more than and expensive gift.

Why not be inspired to visit someone over Christmas. Just call in on a neighbour or telephone someone you know to be alone.

The present is in your presence!

Rev’d Canon Simon Moor, Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church