Rev. Janet Tebby

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (May 2017)

Turn..turn...turn Another song from my youth! Really showing my age this time. The Byrds. Jim Morrison. And all you Baby Boomers out there are singing along. “to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven”. Some may recognise those words, not from the song, but from a funeral service. They [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Mar 2017)

I'm writing this whilst watching the Big Painting Challenge. Partly because I like to think I know the Reverend Richard Coles (I've spoken to him twice) and partly because who knows, one day, in retirement I might take to watercolours. Despite failing Art O Level, dismally. By the time you read this of course the [...]

By | 2017-03-09T17:26:03+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Feb 2017)

I wonder if there is another village in England which is home to both the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff? Population of about 1300 and two of the oldest titles in civic life live here. Not bad, eh? It has been my privilege to be Chaplain for the past year to Dr Sarah Furness [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:52+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Jan 2017)

2017. How can that be? Surely it is only three years since the millennium celebrations? It ought to be the case that time slows down as we get older but it just runs faster and faster. If you blink you miss another year. Or a decade. As you can see I'm a bit obsessed with [...]

By | 2016-12-18T11:01:18+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Dec 2016)

Who dreams it up? A boxer dog bouncing on a trampoline? Foxes, badgers and squirrels in perfect harmony? Puleease. Except, but don't tell anyone, it all makes me happy. But how have they done it? The advent of Christmas announced by the arrival of an advert from John Lewis. (Other seasonal adverts also available.) I [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:53+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Nov 2016)

It's that time of the year again. When I have to cope with a quivering wreck of a dog when fireworks go off. Actually, living in Rutland, the fireworks tend to only last a few days. A friend living in a city has to cope with a similarly afflicted dog for weeks. Diwali, Bonfire night, [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:54+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Fishes Club – Calling All Kids!

St Andrew’s Church Fishes Club is starting again following the summer holidays. Join us on Sunday 18th September at 11am for the first get-together then every week at 11am! Come and join us for a variety of learning, craft and fun activities for children of all ages. Either come along and meet us at the [...]

By | 2016-10-17T11:40:20+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Activities for kids, Church, Events, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Sept 2016)

Well, that’s it. Another Olympics over. We can slump back on our couches now. Wait a minute. That’s what we did while we watched the fittest athletes in the world compete for the highest prizes … OK. As you were. Un mondo novo (a new world) was the theme of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The [...]

By | 2016-09-07T11:41:41+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (August 2016)

All change!! No, honest, I’m not talking about politicians, Prime Ministers, party leaders and the like! I’ve been helping a friend to prepare for moving house. This...? tip! This...? Charity Shop! You can’t throw that away, surely! Some of us grew up with parents who ruthlessly got rid of things as soon as they had done their job, [...]

By | 2016-07-27T08:09:35+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (July 2016)

Oh, the anticipation … the news went round – “it’s coming! Are you going to see it?” Well, did you? The Flying Scotsman! Saturday morning, the dogs and I set off to find a good vantage point down the lane to Teigh, and found 3 others doing the same. We waited, admiring the view, watching [...]

By | 2016-06-21T13:36:44+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (May 2016)

Are you a people watcher? In A&E, it can pass many a tedious hour inventing the back story to why others are there. NHS staff have to deal with some pretty challenging situations – often caused by the good old general public, and our stupidity. Apparently two hundred plus people are treated each year for [...]

By | 2016-04-26T15:14:31+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (April 2016)

Do you like eating out? There’s a little hostelry near a favourite holiday haunt of mine in France which I love to visit. In fact, one of the first things I do on arriving is see if “Les Quatre Vents” is still there and in business. So far, so good…. Nothing better than their meal [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:58+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Feb 2016)

Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water, I will lay me down … I think I mentioned before that I was a great fan of Simon and Garfunkel. The first LP I ever bought was one of theirs - 'Bridge over Troubled Water' (if you don't know what an LP is, think black vinyl dinner plate [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:01+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Dec 2015)

Saturday morning. 9am. Radio 4. Saturday Live. Inheritance Tracks – a song someone inherited from their parents, and one they would pass on to their children. My mother was a Judy Garland fan, and I have inherited “Somewhere over the Rainbow” from her. (or maybe “Clang clang clang went the trolley...” – let’s not go [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:03+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Aug + Sept 2015)

What do you like to do on holiday? Are you a laze on the beach type, party all night, tramp the hills, or sightseer? Maybe you like to visit ancient buildings and churches? I went to the Lake District at the beginning of July, (not a beach or party type, then …) and popped into [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:08+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Church Alarm

Those of you who live near the church will have noticed the roof alarm going off more frequently lately. (It’s there to ward off any who might take a fancy to the lead on the roof). The alarm company is looking into the reasons it has been triggered so many times, and we hope any faults will soon [...]

By | 2015-07-15T20:21:57+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (July 2015)

Pointless. Not this. That. The television programme. I love it. So I was delighted to accept a ticket to watch the filming of an episode. Today, before writing this. And as the friend I went with is disabled we were on the front row. Front row!! Alexander Armstrong spoke to me, and it was fabuuuulous. Even more [...]

By | 2015-07-15T20:19:01+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (June 2015)

Buying new shoes can be really stressful – I have BIG feet. Assistants look at me as if I’m from another planet when I ask with faint hope for size 10. And oh, the luxury of a specialist shop for large sizes! I inherited my feet from my Dad. He took 13s. Fortunately his uncle [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:11+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (May 2015)

I have a friend who was born in the then Belgian Congo. He now lives in Hampshire. He will be able to vote freely on May 7th. As will his children. Not so in the DRC. He is a reminder to me of why it matters so much to vote.  We have the great good fortune, whichever [...]

By | 2015-04-14T21:15:11+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (April 2015)

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. I could tell you a story about cards and candles; about parties and presents; about turkey and tinsel … But I want to tell you a story about the source of creative energy in our universe, emptying himself of his power to make himself vulnerable as one of us; sharing our lot; [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:15+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Good Friday Activity Morning for Kids

Reverend Janet Tebby invites all children in Whissendine and surrounding parishes to join her for Good Friday Activity Morning at St Andrews Church, Whissendine, on 3 April from 10 am to 12 noon. There will be a film, crafts, songs and lots of other activities going on for children as we explore the story of [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:16+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Activities for kids, Church, Events, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (March 2015)

You’re reading this well into Lent – doing anything special? Some might have given up chocolate, or biscuits, or some other kind of “Lenten discipline” – well done you! Lent is also a time of reflection: it’s good to reflect on ourselves as people. When we set aside time to actually consider our lives – [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:18+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Feb 2015)

Valentine’s Day ... soon upon us! Cards and chocolates, red roses and romantic evenings ... I recall the thrill as a teenager of receiving cards with cryptic messages and no signature. Does that still happen in this electronic age? And what’s it all about? Love ... love ... love (echoes of The Beatles, for those [...]

By | 2015-02-04T14:29:35+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|