For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to plant… (Ecclesiastes 3:1) As you may recall, I like gardening, although I am far from being an expert.  I enjoy watching “Gardener’s World”, entranced by Monty Don’s expertise and passion, and, of course, his canine accomplices Nellie and Patty.  Early […]

June – Minister’s Letter

Darwen is a Lancashire mill town, nestled in a narrow valley just south of Blackburn.  The Tower (with spiral steps leading up to an observation platform) was opened in 1898, primarily commemorating Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, but also a victory for the local people over a landowner, re-establishing their right to roam the moors.  On […]