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I'm Nancy Wallace a priest in the Church of England and a Vocations Adviser. I used to be a social worker and teacher. I'm a wife, mother and grandmother. I am slowly learning to paint in a medium I love - watercolour - but oh isn't it frustrating? I try and fail, try again and fail. Sometimes it all comes right. A bit like life really.

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Nancy Wallace
Mar 25 2021, 12:38


Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin May, celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans and some other churches on 25 March each year. In England this used to be New Year's Day until 1752. It is also called 'Lady Day'. It is an approximate pregnancy length of time from the next Christmas, when Christians celebrate Jesus' birth. Today is about the Angel Gabriel’s...

Nancy Wallace
Mar 20 2021, 12:52

This Lent I am occasionally posting on the theme of kindness. Today is St Cuthbert's Day and I found myself thinking about the kindness of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne. He died on this day in 687 A.D.

Here is his statue near to Holy Island, Northumberland, England. Cuthbert is one of the most popular English/Scottish saints.

Cuthbert was born around 640 in the Scottish lowlands (then part of...

Nancy Wallace
Mar 14 2021, 09:10

 

Mothering Sunday is on the 4th Sunday of Lent, which this year is today. It was was once a day to return to the 'mother church' of your area or to honour Mary, mother of Jesus.

On this day Lent fasting rules were relaxed. It was therefore sometimes known as 'refreshment' Sunday. At one time children employed as domestic servants or apprentices were given the day off to visit their mothers and...