Showing posts from October 4, 2009

Methodists in east Bristol (cont) and CATS


I ought to have mentioned that changes in demographics also led to the demise of east Bristol Methodism, (and Anglicanism)

The immigration of West Indians, and of South Asians changed the face of Easton. Growing prosperity and (white flight?) led to the children and grandchildren of old time Easton residents leaving for the new eastern suburbs of Downend, Bromley Heath, Oldland Common and Longwell Green. Others moved to the “new town” of Yate, some 8 miles east of Bristol.

West Indians were not welcomed by the existing congregations, so they formed their own. Tudor Road Methodist Church was sold to a (I believe) Church of God in Christ congregation as many as 50 years ago.

The old Redfield Methodist Church became a Sikh Temple.

My mother joined the Church of England, and her Church, St. Mark’s was in due course closed and merged with St. Anne’s, Greenbank. St. Mark’s Church (an interesting neo-Norman building) was converted …

Methodists in east Bristol.

John Wesley Beacon in Hanham, Bristol - marking his first open air preaching place.

Wesley's "New Room in the Horsefair, Bristol, U.K.


Improvements to my Lanai


In the meantime, here are some pics of my Lanai (Screened in porch), before and after the recent renovations.




Dreams, cats and baptism

Some pics for today

Do you want to have children?

Or would you prefer a dog?

Or a shameless cat?

Above three images via my brother Martyn.


Indifferent(taddled from the web)

Happy Birthday Joyce

It’s the birthday today of my good friend Joyce Vidal Thornburg. I wish that she did not live so far away!

Her birthday reminds me of my visit to see her in Phoenix, AZ earlier this year. We went to the Desert Botanical Garden for a marvellous exhibition of Chihuly blown glass. You can read more about Chihuly on the following websites.

(The photo’s on this page were taken by Joyce - she sent them to me just a few weeks ago.)

Sermon for 4th October 2009

Sermon for 4th October 2009. The Revd. J. Michael Povey at St. Boniface, Siesta Key, FL Bible texts Genesis 2:15 - 3:21 15The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.” 18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” 19So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. 21So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took…