Vicars Blog

Here you will find a selection of Blogs, Sermons and Teachings from Reverend Gary Crellin. 

Understanding Halloween - A Church Perspective

Understanding Halloween - A Church Perspective

There is little doubt that Halloween has struck our imaginations - shops are full of scary outfits, …

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter November 2021

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter November 2021

Dear Friends, November is primarily a month for memory – for remembering.  In our nation…

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter October 2021

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter October 2021

Vicar’s Letter - October 2021 I am sure that many of you reading this will remember the closi…

St James Patronal, Dedication and Confirmation

St James Patronal, Dedication and Confirmation

Please click here to see pictures from the Patronal Festival for St James, and the Dedication and Bl…

An August Pastoral Note from a Reader

An August Pastoral Note from a Reader

Revd Gary's August offering is a pastoral note from one of our Readers - Julia Davis:  Mat…

Deanery News Summer 2021

Deanery News Summer 2021

Please click here to see the 2nd Edition of Deanery News

Mini Sermon for the Patronal Festival

Mini Sermon for the Patronal Festival

Please click here to see Gary's mini sermon for the Patronal Festival.

Revd Gary's Pastoral letter July/August 2021

Revd Gary's Pastoral letter July/August 2021

The Vicar writes              …

Mini Sermon - Trinity Sunday

Mini Sermon - Trinity Sunday

Click here for Gary's mini sermon for Trinity Sunday.

Mini Sermon - Pentecost

Mini Sermon - Pentecost

Please click here to see Revd Gary's mini sermon for Pentecost - May 23rd.

Rev Gary's Pastoral Letter - June 2021

Rev Gary's Pastoral Letter - June 2021

Dear Friends              &nbs…

Mini Sermon - The Only Way is Up

Mini Sermon - The Only Way is Up

Please click here to see Gary's mini sermon for Ascension Day.

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come 2021 13th to 23rd May - Evening Prayer for 15-20 minutes will be held on Zoom each…

Malvern Churches Together ACM & Vacancies

Malvern Churches Together ACM & Vacancies

This has been postponed until September on a date to be decided by the Executive, which itself will …

Deanery News - Spring 2021

Deanery News - Spring 2021

Please click here to see first edition of Deanery News for the Deanery of Malvern and Upton

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter May 2021

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter May 2021

For those of you reading this in the Powick Parish, I do hope you have taken the opportunity to comp…

Mini Sermon for Easter Day

Mini Sermon for Easter Day

Please click here for the mini sermon from Gary for Easter Day.

The Vicar's Easter Message 2021

The Vicar's Easter Message 2021

“He is not here; He has been raised!” What a breath-taking message the young man dresse…

Mini Sermon for Holy Week

Mini Sermon for Holy Week

Please click here for Gary's mini sermon for Holy Week.

Mini Sermon for Passion Sunday - 21st March

Mini Sermon for Passion Sunday - 21st March

Please click here for the mini sermon from Gary for Passion Sunday.

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter April 2020

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter April 2020

I have a particular fondness for daffodils. Perhaps I should as one of my illustrious predecessors d…

Mini Sermon - 14th March

Mini Sermon - 14th March

Please click here for Gary's mini sermon for 14th March - Let's Get Mothered.

Mini Sermon - 7th March

Mini Sermon - 7th March

Click here for Gary's mini sermon for Sunday 7th March.

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter March 2021

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter March 2021

By the time this magazine hits the airwaves (or whatever going of the World Wide Web means -  u…

Mini Sermon - Let us Pray

Mini Sermon - Let us Pray

Click here for Gary's mini sermon - Let us Pray

Lent Letter for Schools

Lent Letter for Schools

A message for Lent 2021 - to the school staff, children and parents/ carers from Reverend Gary Crell…

Mini Sermon Marking the Start of Lent

Mini Sermon Marking the Start of Lent

Click here for Gary's mini sermon to mark the start of Lent

LOVE Mini Sermon

LOVE Mini Sermon

Click here for a mini sermon on LOVE

Parable of The Sower

Parable of The Sower

Click here for a mini sermon on the Parable of the Sower that is being considered in the Zoom servic…

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter February 2021

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter February 2021

As I began this letter for this issue of the magazine, not long after the start of the year, thought…

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter January 2020

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter January 2020

A New Year Message from Rev Gary for the Villages across the two parishes Here we are, safely into …

Lockdown 2 and Your Church

Lockdown 2 and Your Church

It is important that we respect the language and tone associated with posts about lockdown2- what is…

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter November 2020

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter November 2020

Dear Friends,  November is a month we begin by looking back and remembering but ends it by loo…

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter October 2020

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter October 2020

As I write this letter to you all,  I am basking in the delight in getting back into our church…

Rev Gary's welcome letter to our Church Schools as they start a new school

Rev Gary's welcome letter to our Church Schools as they start a new school

From the Vicar of Powick, Callow End, Guarlford and Madresfield with Newland To Parents, Carers, Pu…

A Notice regarding the necessary cessation of mid week Holy Communion at The Orchard in Colletts Gre

A Notice regarding the necessary cessation of mid week Holy Communion at The Orchard in Colletts Gre

To Residents attending the Orchard Room for Holy Communion 5th September 2020    &n…

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter September 2020

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter September 2020

Hope is one of those gifts from God that comes to us at the most difficult of times. Hope is a word…

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter August 2020

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter August 2020

If you are a Star Trek fan, especially of the original series with Captain Kirk and Mr Spock, y…

Preparing for Church Re-opening

Preparing for Church Re-opening

Please click here for information from Gary about churches re-opening. Please click here for the CO…

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter June 2020

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter June 2020

Among the words which we have recently heard and, perhaps, used much more frequently over the last e…

Trinity Sunday Vicar's Blog

Trinity Sunday Vicar's Blog

Click here to see the Vicars Blog for Trinity Sunday

Revd Gary's Sermon - 3rd May 2020

Revd Gary's Sermon - 3rd May 2020

Please click here to see Gary's sermon from Sunday 3rd May.

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter May 2020

Revd Gary's Pastoral Letter May 2020

It’s amazing what growth can happen from the smallest of things.  From a seed to a virus.…

Reflecting on Coronavirus

Reflecting on Coronavirus

Is Coronavirus God's wrath on us?  No but maybe we should relearn the art of lamenting.&n…

Information for Home Worship

Information for Home Worship

A message from Reverend Gary   The current health emergency surrounding Coronavirus is affectin…

Rev Gary's Pastoral Letter March 2020

Rev Gary's Pastoral Letter March 2020

As I’m writing this letter to you, dear reader,  it is unseasonably mild and I’m en…

Powick Flood Relief - A Message From the Vicar

Powick Flood Relief - A Message From the Vicar

It feels like this winter if not the autumn too, has been far too wet rather than frosty.  Rain…

Epiphany Sermon 2020

Click here to view the Epiphany Sermon 2020

The Vicar's New Year Message 2020

The Vicar's New Year Message 2020

Click here to view The Vicar’s New Year Message 2020 for the Parishes of Powick and Guar…

A New Year Message

A New Year Message

Happy New Year - indeed, welcome to a new decade. Due to the vagaries of parish magazine publication…

Open Conversations Letter

Click here to view the Open Conversations Letter

It's all in a Shoe Box

It's all in a Shoe Box

It’s all in a Shoe Box – 20th October 2019   Last week,  I launched the…

September (2019) Pastoral Letter (and a few other bits n pieces)

September (2019) Pastoral Letter (and a few other bits n pieces)

September (2019) Pastoral Letter    (and a few other bits n pieces) The Summer Holid…

Prayers for Life Events

Prayers for Life Events

PRAYERS Prayer is a way of talking to God, sharing all that we are, and asking for his guidance and…

Coming Soon to Powick Village Hall

Coming Soon to Powick Village Hall

COMING SOON TO POWICK VILLAGE HALL THURSDAYS 1.30pm  - 3pm​ Tea and Chatter Thursdays 12th S…

August 2019 Vicars Letter

August 2019 Vicars Letter

So how are you enjoying the holidays? I am writing this in early July and it is baking hot….…

St James Patronal SERMON  (28.7.19)

St James Patronal SERMON (28.7.19)

St James Patronal SERMON  (28.7.19) For us, celebrating the feast day of St. James is an occas…

Vicar's Blog 14th July

Vicar's Blog 14th July

Vicar's Blog (14th July 2019) The UK now has more churches open than pubs.  A study by the …

St Peters Patronal Festival 2019 Sermon

St Peters Patronal Festival 2019 Sermon

St Peter’s Patronal Festival – 2019  SERMON May the words of my lips and the medit…

Rev Gary’s Pastoral Letter - July

Rev Gary’s Pastoral Letter - July

Rev Gary’s Pastoral Letter – July 2019 Although my new gym membership has still a long …

Walk the Labyrinth

Walk the Labyrinth

  Walk the Labyrinth “A labyrinth is a single path or “unicursal” tool for …

Epiphany Briefing

Epiphany Briefing

The Feast of the Epiphany falls on the 6th January and marks the beginning of the brief but purposef…

Sermon - Words and Action

Sermon - Words and Action

The word is spreading.  The new rabbi in town is incredible!  He is clearly filled with t…