Visitors' Book 2001 - 2003

Current Visitors' Book

Carl James Liggins Thursday, December 18, 2003
Nottingham, UK

Rosemary Brough Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Alsager, Cheshire, UK
I was christened at All Saints' Church, in or about, 1944 and my whole childhood, and that of my two sisters and one brother, revolved round that church. I went to Sunday School there from the age of three, I was in the Brownies and the Guides and later, as an adult, went to the church. One of my friends was Carol, daughter of the Rev. John Perkins, and I spent many happy evenings in the vicarage flat. Many were the happy special occasions at that church too - Autumn fairs and bazaars - the Guides always helped by serving teas and washing up; we also collected jumble all around the parish and on more than one occasion we scrubbed every single one of the aisles. We also used to clean the church brass and arrange the flowers and fruit for the harvest festival. I recently came back to visit, but the church was locked. It saddens me terribly to see that this church has been swallowed up by another... inevitable, I suppose. By the way, I also went to the Windley School on Forest Road. No longer a school alas.

Charlie Sega Friday, December 12, 2003
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sonia Lindsay Saturday, December 6, 2003
Nottingham, UK
God bless everyone at St Peter's and thank you so very much for all your prayers. Affectionately. Sonia

Javier Albinarrate Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Hi, It seems to be an amazing place full of history. I am particullarly interested in gathering information about tower clocks. In this page you will be able to see this clock datasheet, and if you can contribute, specially about technical details, please do so at my website. Thanks in advance, Javier

John Morley Monday, December 1, 2003
Drayton, Portsmouth, UK
I came across this site looking for information on certain hymns. What a gem! You must have put some mega effort into creation of this on line resource. Glory to God. I even listened to your organ! Many thanks, John Morley (lives in Drayton Portsmouth, Worships in St Mary's Portchester - inside the old walled castle at Portchester).

Sandra Anaya Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Queretaro, Mexico

VJ Friday, November 7, 2003

DJ Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Tennessee, USA
You have one of the most beautiful sites on the web! It is informative and inspirational as well. I was fortunate enough to visit in person many years ago. I invite you to visit our little country church at: God bless you. DJ

Patricia Layer Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Plano, Texas, USA
I used to live in Nottingham (1997 - 2001), and I walked past St. Peter's many times. I attended St. Paul's (Catholic) in Lenton, though I always enjoyed visiting St. Peter's. I have enjoyed reading your site.

Fr. David Miller Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Rector, All Saints, Corryong, Australia
I absolutely love your web site in particular your music resourses and links to same. If ever you need a sister parish in Australia let me know "heaven knows" we need a "big sister" parish at this time of spiritual and financial decline partly caused by drought and bushfires God Bless you all

Carlene Reilly Monday, October 20, 2003
New Zealand
I hope I have the right St Peters. My ancestors the Cragg family go back to early 1700s and John Cragg married Mary Wood on 1st June 1755 there. I would love any info or copy of church register if possible to help me put this side of my family in place. I am anglican and attended the anglican girls college St Margarets in Christchurch N Z. I attend the Christchurch Anglican Cathedral. History has always been a strong interest of mine especially English history as my mother was English and my father was Australian with English family. I just love this very interesting site and would love to be able to just walk through the door of the Church.

Theresa Walker-Ray Monday, September 29, 2003
Amherst, Massachuetts, USA
On Saturday our Grace church hosted 8 local choirs who had culled 7 or 8 of their best to sing Thomas Tallis' Spem in Alium:Motet in Forty Parts.More than 60 local people,not all-stars,sang their hearts to wonderful music. Wished you could have been there.

Peter Ciszewski Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Opole, Poland
I'd like to hear from Clare Connell from Colston Bassett. The last time I visited her was about six years ago, much has changed in my life since then and I guess that's a good reason to be in touch again. Regards, Peter

Fiona Tuesday, September 23, 2003
It's breathtaking !!!

Jane & Jerry Tucci Sunday, September 21, 2003
Barefoot Bay, Florida, USA
Our neice is going to College in Nottingham and in surfing the Internet Learning and seeing Nottingham we are shareing some of her experiences (in away) and it's beautiful. Thank You

Emil Cseko Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Margate, Tasmania, Australia
Dear Friends, Ever since the disciples of Jesus, believers longed to know the day of the Lord's return. If you are one of them, I invite you to read my article 'What's The Time?'. My website address is God bless.

Adrian Monday, August 25, 2003
Leicester, UK
Congratulations, this is a first-rate site, I shall visit again- this site IS a model for all Church sites; the content is informative....whoeerrrrr, and dare I say it....Interesting, there I got it of my chest!. Well Done to all those involved, may God continue to bless you in your work. Adrian.

Hilary Evans Tuesday, August 19, 2003
St Peter's, Nottingham, UK
Mike, I am thoroughly enjoying browsing. It's a great site.
I've been meaning to tell you for ages that I think it's essential to sing the Latin settings. I may be partial as I did Latin A level and can sometimes approximate a translation, the real translation is helpful though.
I do agree that if the music was written for the Latin words (or German or whatever) the original language words should be sung. I also think it does us all good to hear beautiful music in its intended form. I also think it's good for youngsters (and the rest of us) to be exposed to our classical traditions.
Loved the Panis Angelicus last Sunday. If Franck chose to set it to Latin words, those are the ones we should hear. Would we translate it into French or English? Either would sound wrong.
I like the Taize service partly because we sing in Latin, French, Spanish etc. That's making a statement about partnership and history.
On a personal note Mozart's Ave verum corpus is one of my spinechillers. It's almost the first piece of 'good' music I ever heard. There was I, full of Beatlemania, taking part in the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at school. I was the Angel Gabriel in a tableau of the Nativity. All I had to do was stand very still with my wings extended over the Baby in the manger and listen to the most sublime music being played by the school orchestra and sung by my friend Rosemary. Not a very musical experience you might think, but Rosemary had a lovely voice and Mozart triumphed over the violins! I love it!
If you're at St P's on Sunday I hope it's an easier one than last week - elderly ladies and organs collapsing is a bit much! Spoke to Ethel this morning. She says she feels rather tired, but OK - she'd just finished doing her washing!
Best wishes, Hilary

Bob Saturday, August 9, 2003
You have a great web site.

Robert Gamble Sunday, August 3, 2003
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Today I stumbled upon your fascinating website. As an architectural historian and aficionado of Anglican architecture worldwide, I was naturally engaged by the texts and pictures devoted to the past of St Peter's. And as a Unitarian Christian (and an ex-Anglican, or "Episcopalian" as we say here in the US), I find it very affirming to read in your visitors' book the comments of my brothers and sisters from around the world. Truly we live in uncertain times, but the ethical message of Christianity endures and I feel will grow stronger on this planet in God's own time. Also, as part of the great minority in this country who are deeply troubled by the policies of President Bush and his advisors (especially their disregard for the UN and the ill-conceived war in Iraq), I read with interest the message of one of your clergy on this subject. May the peace which passeth all understanding abide in your hearts and be with you.

Helen F. Hall Sunday, July 13, 2003
Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Thank you for your article in the Anglican Digest. After sitting on my front porch reading my Bible and my Forward Day By Day, I was glancing through the A D and caught your article "About the Hymn"/"A Hymn for Transfiguration", by Charles Wesley, 1740. It is a wonderful hymn and the words really touch my heart. My family worship at Calvary Episcopal Church in Ashland, KY USA. I have enjoyed your web page this beautiful Sunday morning before I get ready to go to Calvary 10:30 service. I would love for you to add my mother to your prayers. She has been ill with Conjestive Heart Failure here lately and for the last several years not at all in good health and is now at home confined to a hospital bed. If you would just pray for her and God's will for her I would deeply appreciate it. She is a very special lady. Her name is Helen Margaret Justice and just turned 76 on June 5th. Thank You again ! For His Sake Helen Frances Hall.

Dianne Taylor Monday, July 7, 2003
West Midlands, UK
Hello ive been on your website and i see that you help the homeless.ive been trying to find me dad now for 5yrs and i believe hes in the nottingham area on the streets.his name is Ian Richard Clay,d.o.b 3/9/1950.he has lots of tattoos all over him but he has teardrop tattoos on his face (cheeks) hes 53yrs of age now im really wanting help in finding my dad can any one help please? look forward to hearing your reply.

Doog Roui Thursday, June 26, 2003
the frige
i love your church frige it cool like you

Daryl Cross Thursday, June 5, 2003
Abington, Pennsylvania, USA

Coco Teague Tuesday, June 3, 2003
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK
Hello to the choir at St Peters.

Madalaine Hurtt Monday, May 12, 2003
Scottsburg, Indiana USA
We are a homeschooling family in America and one of our assignments was to find out information on the hymn "Come Ye Thankful People Come". We enjoyed your website and would like to keep in touch. I was born and raised over half my life in Godmanchester, Huntingdon and lived in Peterborough, Cambs. Thank you for reading this and May God Bless You.

Gary Freer Monday, May 12, 2003
Hertfordshire, UK
Great to be able to stay in touch through the website.
Reading the anti - US message in the Rector's letter for April made me nostalgic for the Malcolm Goldsmith era! Malcolm was proved by subsequent events to have been wrong then and with respect I think Andrew is wrong now.
The world is a more dangerous place when its most powerful democracy refuses to engage itself in protecting the freedoms of others. Presumably the asylum seekers from such countries as Afghanistan and Iraq who St Peters has so admirably supported would also wish us to give thanks for the bravery of the US, British and Australian forces and for the liberation of their countries.
During the Second World War the brave men of the US Airborne forces trained and lived in the City of Nottingham before risking and in many cases losing their lives in the cause of freedom in the world. I would hate to think that any of them might think that its citizens are unappreciative of the sacrifices made by the current generation.Surely at Eastertide those sacrifices, and those of our own Armed Forces, should be uppermost in all our minds.

Cheryl Kadinsky Monday, May 12, 2003
Brisbane, Australia
Was preparing a talk on what the lives of the saints mean to us today - if anything - when I stumbled on your site and as well as giving me some wonderful material in your "Saint of the Month" articles I really enjoyed your online magazine. Thank you

K. Prabhu Dayal Friday, May 9, 2003
Dear brother in Christ, We greet you in the glorious name of our Lord and savior Jesus christ. Dear brother I am so glad that I make known about ministry concerning service of God to you.Having the great burden towards the perishing souls we get involved in outreach Gospel. As you know that our country people most of them are idol worshippers and illiterates they are not willing to know that JESUS CHRIST is the Saviour of the world.Even through we are facing many problems and persecutions in all aspects from some powerful groups(You may know Bro.Graham Stains incident)we are going on in doing the Lord`s service in faith. Dear brother In these bad days our who focus on activities of young people to fell victims and to turn away from the right path.They are gradually attracted by T.V.serials and Internet illegal sites and they are wasting their time.So being forced by Holy Spirit we established a Library by name"HERMON Reading Room".We hope people may avail of this ministry and get some advantage. So dear brother kindly send your free Christian literature/material what ever the material available with you.So that you can support our ministry.Kindly up hold our ministry in your valuable prayers. Your answer will be gratefully received.Involve and support us to fulfill the goals.We expect favorable reply so that the Lord may move the situation here forward.We are praying very much for your ministry. [Our ministries:Evangelism,Sunday Schools,Out reach Gospel ministry,Youth Councelling and Tracts distribution] Thanking you.

Lala Friday, May 9, 2003
Belleville, Illinois. USA
what is ENGLAND like? i have never been any where.

Rt. Rev. Thomas Samuel, Bishop Thursday, May 8, 2003
Church of South India
I would appreciate if you would kindly include my address also in your mailing list. Is it possible to work out any kind of partnership in mission with my Diocese of Madhya Kerala. Peace. Bishop Thomas Samuel

Jenny Raper Monday, April 28, 2003
Brighton, Melbourne, Australia
I am inspired! I found your web-site by accident when searching for theological discussions for a lecture I will give to a University of the Third Age, next Friday. We (Bill and I) are keen to encourage a web-site for our parish - St Andrew's Anglican Church, Brighton. How long has yours been going? How many person hours does it take each month? Does it depend on one person? Who is on your magazine committee? and how often does it? Congratulations and thank you for the quality of your magazine. The range of contents is huge, do parishioners and others take advantage of this? How would you know? Thank you and God bless your inspiration. Jenny Raper

Adele C. and the 'Teague Sisters' Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Nottingham, UK
Yummy Scrummy forever!!! Don't worry, we're not insane - it's a St. Peter's Choir tradition!

Coco Teague Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Nottingham, UK
Being one of the Teagues, I will be leaving St Peter's and moving to Bradford. I'd like to thank the whole choir, especially Adele and Isobel for being such good friends to me and my sisters. We will always keep in touch!

Amelia Teague Sunday, April 20, 2003
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK
After 7 and a 1/2 very happy years in the choir we, the Teagues, leave the choir to move onto Bradford where we will continue our choral singing in the Cathedral choir there. I just wanted to say ''thank you'' to everyone at St Peter's for making our time there so enjoyable and how much we've all really enjoyed contributing to the music of the church. One definite highlight of being a member was the choir tour to Chichester (West Sussex) and the Isle of Wight, not to mention the numerous Cathedral evensongs we've sung in at various Cathedrals around the country. Thank you for your kind gifts and the send-off this Easter Day (20th April '03) when we left. Hopefully our cassocks and surplices have not been hung up for good there as we would love to come back to visit sometime soon. And to whoever takes over my role as Head-Chorister on Decani, don't worry about the challenges of leading the trebles... Adele (Cantoris Head) will guide you through. She'll be a great head chorister trainer!

Mike Rushby Sunday, April 6, 2003
New South Wales, Australia
My Great Great Grandfather Francis Purdy 1795-1865 was ordained a Minister on 17 Dec 1827 and used to preach at the Eastwood Pentecost Methodist Church. I would much appreciate it if you could put me in touch with someone with knowledge of the history of this church.

Adele Charter Sunday, March 30, 2003
St Peter's Church, Nottingham, UK
I just want to say goodbye to the Teague family. Thank you for the wonderful music and the priceless friendships. You will always be a part of St Peters - keep in touch!  :-)

R Phillips Saturday, March 29, 2003
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
As a lock collector, I smiled at your article on the keys to the St Peter's Centre. If the keys were wrongly cut, were you using a Master Locksmith? Try Hall's locksmith! Maybe you should display a building plan with the doors labelled, and put the 'official' labels on the doors and keys. And incidentally, mark on the plan FIRE EXITS, and fire-fighting equipment.

Patricia Leneghan née Smith Friday, March 28, 2003
My grandmother was born in Nottingham, she was Helena Ada Mary Hardy. She married an Australian and went to live in Tasmania about 1918 or 1919.

Anna Martin Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Saffron Walden, Essex, UK
I liked your site very much. A friend recommended it to me since I am building a site for my own church: I think I will add a link to your hymns section which is particularly interesting, thank you.

Mpume Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Durban, South Africa
I am looking forward to joining your Church. Please, keep me in your prayers

Candace Demone Sunday, March 9, 2003
Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada
I've been doing some geneaology research recently and apparently my ancestors, Robert Puddington and Amy Davis were married at St. Peter's on February 5, 1629. I hope to visit someday.

Edmund Gooch Wednesday, February 26, 2003
North Derbyshire, UK
Congratulations on the site: it is good to see that you obviously have quite an established presence on the Internet. Please visit the Dronfield with Holmesfield parish website, at
As a particular interest, I am researching the history of music in parish churches in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The music sung often consisted of metrical settings of the psalms, to tunes by local composers or self-taught psalmody teachers. It tended to be accompanied by small bands, of 6-7 woodwind or stringed instruments (clarinets, bassoons, flutes, violins, 'cellos, etc.).
I would be glad to hear from anyone who knows of any such bands which there may have been in local Notts churches, or the home churches of fellow visitors to this site.

Kasule Henly Tuesday, February 18, 2003
san we join with me to lift up the work of the Lord in my village

Enid Thompson Saturday, February 15, 2003
Goole near Airmyn, East Yorkshire, UK
I am doing a continuing learning assignment on musical lives under the auspices of Hull Uni. Our tutor is Jo Glover, who taught my daughter at Goole GS. I have received info from my cousin, whose late mother (and my aunt) is my subject, that her childhood friend in early years of 20c. was William Leslie Sumner. He was born at Airmyn, village outside Goole, in 1904, and then lived in Goole as a boy. Have found website relating Prof. Sumner to St. Peter's. A memorial concert given in 1996. My aunt lived to age of 92, and my daughter graduated from King's College 1982-1985, like Prof. Sumner she was an AKC too. Do you have further information about Prof. Sumner, his early life, or Nottingham connections, please?

George Armstrong Thursday, February 13, 2003
New Zealand
Thank you for this admirable (user-friendly) site and its deep level contents. I stumbled across the site when searching via Google for something "real" about CS Lewis' marriage to Joy Gresham. Thus I was led to the fine piece by Michael Leuty. I'm writing a book on "New Zealand's Epic Future" which explores Tolkien amongst other great epic writers. If I wished to quote from Michael Leuty's article how would I go about requesting permission?

Just email the webmaster.  :-)

Gary Freer Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Hertfordshire, UK

David M.Wilson Sunday, January 26, 2003
Fort Worth,Texas, USA
My Mother's family were Bromley's,from Tennessee but family legend has it that,"our" Bromley's were descended from Bromley Castle, ca 1100's.

Tom Deuchar (you know!) Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Nottingham, UK

Shen Shen White Monday, December 23, 2002
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C
Dear owner/creator of this website, whoever you are, thanks for the great job you've done for us. I do hope that maybe one day, there will be a Chinese Anglicans online website. So that we could be able to share the Lord's love to those Chinese who don't understand English. I am one of the members of the Church of the Good-Shepherd in Taiwan. And our English website is: A Merry Merry Christmas to whoever and wherever you are !!!

Robert R Griffiths Monday, December 23, 2002
High River, Alberta, Canada
I am delighted with your website and the arrangement with the other parish churches of central Nottingham.

R. Frederick Monday, December 23, 2002
St. Andrew's Episcopal, Panama City, Florida, USA
Followed the link from Anglicans Online. Good site, and an interesting history of your organ (my field of interest).

Maggie Silton Monday, December 23, 2002
Parish intern at St. Philip's, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Outstanding website! I will make sure to check in from time to time to read the rector's message and other articles.

Mike Forbester Thursday, December 19, 2002
York, UK
Congratulations on an excellent website - very informative! I intend to visit often to see what you're up to.
Mike Forbester, The Rudgate Singers

Ramirez Afonso Monday, December 16, 2002
Hello! I'm sorry, i'm brasilian, and i can't speak inglish verry well. Your site is wonderful!!!! but i find a person, his name is Robert Hall's. please help me to find this person. my e-mail is

James Ambrose Thursday, November 14, 2002
Vicar near Leicester, UK
What a great site; will be commending it to others. Useful bit on Mark's gospel (hence my entry). And Spong had him here few weeks ago -- terrible and hackneyed; would not allow anyone to question his wisdom!

John Dovencote Thursday, November 7, 2002
Nottingham, UK
Smashing website, one of the very best I have come across. Loved every minute of searching through its pages, learning more about St Peters.

John Thursday, November 7, 2002
Nottingham, UK
I have no reason to visit church, and never will have. Though I can say, about St. Peters, is from the outside it looks a very homely and caring church community. One that will welcome anyone, despite race, gender, or nationality.

Guangzong Mei Sunday, November 3, 2002
Theme: The Untraumatic Medicine of Spondylopathy -"Mei's Steam Therapy" Relieving Operations But Bringing About Disasters. Dear Sir or Madam, If you are interested in the theme, please research my homepage: Thanks and Best bless. Dr Guangzong Mei

Nancy Priestley Friday, November 1, 2002
Leeds, UK

Fr David Miller Friday, October 4, 2002
Anglican Parish of Corryong, Australia
What a wonderful discovery: finding your web site  which is both informative and entertaining. I am not in the least surprised that it has been voted in the top 5 by some.

Jeanette Nancy Freeland Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Hello I am a descendant of Sir Justice Thomas Codde and he is buried at St Peters Mourtergate in a crypt and he was the Honourable Mayor or Norfolk in 1549 during Kett's Rebellion. Is he still there?

Large gap, during which the CGI script stopped working, and the webmaster didn't notice. He will try to stay more awake in future...

Andrew James Blair Saturday, February 23, 2002
Darlinghurst/St Luke's Enmore, Australia
Being British in origin I thought I would pay you a virtual visit. Your link was left by a parishioner of yours in our Archive of News. It seems that our Anglican Communion is faced with many of the same issues wherever we go to visit her. Stay faithful to the Lord, listening much, saying little & the pathway ahead will be revealed one stone at a time, one step at a time. See you through the veil of the valley of the shadow and in the next room - heaven.

John Michael Smith Sunday, February 17, 2002
Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset, UK
A smashing web-site. You are obviously a very forward- thinking and vibrant set of people.

Denis Hogarth Friday, February 15, 2002
Croxton Parish, Norfolk, England, UK
A truly impressive site. Good content - interesting. I can only imagine the work that that has gone into it, and I will return to study it in depth. As a contrast I invite you to visit, a site that I put up using Windows 98 and Word 2000 plus a few books from the library. The difference shows.

Dr F. A. Peake Sunday, January 20, 2002
Ottawa, Canada
As a former member of All Saints', Nottingham (1924-1937) I am distressed to see the disappearance of All Saints' as a parish church. Please give my regards to anyone who may remember me.

Laurie Newby Sunday, January 13, 2002
Rome, Georgia, USA
As a descendent of William Conkling & Ruth Hedges, their son John Conkling and Elizabeth Alseabrook, their son Ananias Conkling... am trying to locate the graves of William & John and their wives. Is there anyone here at St Peter's who has a list of burials (and is the graveyard still there?)
I enjoyed your site and hope one day to visit. Good luck and may God bless you.

Rev Peter Munania Kiama Monday, November 26, 2001
A.C.K Thika Diocese, PO Box 214 Thika, Kenya
Dear Brethren, glad to meet you under my name Peter. I always cherish this name which Jesus was always happy about. The Bible teaches about building a church upon which the gate of hell shall not prevail. Therefore I encourage you to continue preaching as Peter did without fear and also do not compromise with the world.
I think I will be happy to be linked to the church like yours, you are free to call me on the email or address 214 Thika, Kenya.
I work as the Diocesan Youth Organizer in Thika and I would want to hear of your youth programs. Thank you for your website connection. Yours in Lord's vineyard.

Henry S. Dade Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA
Always enjoy your wonderful website which I visit from time to time. If you have any mailings, please add me to your list. Thank you. Also thank you to your country for its support.

Tommy Orr Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
One of the best church websites I have come across. I enjoyed the Heroes of the Spirit pages.

Sam Shearn Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Nottingham, UK
How refreshing to have a church with a dynamic website - what a great resource. I must express some concern at the Theology page - is not the church's duty to guard the gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Tim 1:13-14), not endorse people such as Jack Spong, who substitute sound doctrine for that which suits their own ideas? (2 Peter 2:1-2)

I don't think we were actually endorsing Bishop Spong's views.

Jane Boscarini Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Brescia, Italy

Pauline Dunkley SFO Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
I am a SFO member on Waiheke Island New Zealand, I have a sister living in Leicestershire UK who is recently bereaved. I wondered if you are able to let me know if there is a SFO group in Leicester that I could maybe contact by email? Pax et Bonum

John Kirk Friday, October 26, 2001
St John the Evangelist, Palmers Green, London, UK
This is a great web site. It is a marvellous template for any parish. Keep up the good work.

Rita Chesterton Monday, October 15, 2001
Lambertville, New Jersey, USA
Hello! Your site is especially interesting to me, as my Great-Grandmother Julia Garratt was christened at St Peter's on 29 Sept, 1867. She was the daughter of Cornelius Garratt & Matilda Mawer. According to records, Julia married Robert Chesterton at St Saviour's Church, 1877. I was wondering two things: How can I obtain a record of Julia's christening certificate, and why do you think she married at St Saviour's? Hope to hear from some very kind person. Thank you.

Glenda Adams née Reeve Monday, October 8, 2001
Redditch, Worcestershire, UK
My great-uncle and aunt were christened at St Peter's around 1866 and 1872. It was wonderful to see pictures of the church and read its history. Thank you

Sandra Tracey Friday, September 7, 2001
Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
I enjoy your magazine - for both its content & its openness. Coming from a parish where the PCC refuses to display its minutes to its own congregation, your openness is refreshing!

Geni Tang Tuesday, September 4, 2001
Hong Kong
It is a good website!

Robert R Vinson Thursday, August 23, 2001
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
thanks for being on inter-net.

Dominic Gibbs Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Hanoi, Vietnam (via Notts and lots)
Stumbled across your excellent site. An hour of happy memories for an old Nottingham Bluecoat School boy (74-77). Will visit again.

Ron Sherlock Wednesday, August 8, 2001
Norwich, UK
Discovered your web site today. Am especially interested in the survival of the English Parish Church Choirs. Thank you for a very interesting visit via the many many links. Best wishes, Ron Sherlock (ex Cathedral Lay Clerk, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk).

Danny Robinson Wednesday, August 8, 2001
Nawton Baptist Church, Hamilton, New Zealand
Looking up some info on William Booth for some studies I'm taking with our Young People. God bless.

Nancy Charlton Monday, July 2, 2001
Portland, Oregon, USA
God bless the person who posted a link to your site, which I to my delight followed! There is much here of substance and beauty, things useful to Christians of all persuasions and to anyone interested in history. I shall return often.
A minor suggestion: include a full page view of the picture of the Transfiguration (and other windows I've not had time to look at). It would be nice to see the detail.

M. L. Robinson-Williams Sunday, July 1, 2001
Old Elam MBC

Marg. Bennett Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Ottawa, Canada
Hello to Andrew Teague, who used to be the conductor of the Canadian Centennial Choir. I am the longest serving (not the oldest!) member, having been in the choir since 1967. Glad to read your site and see that Andrew has found such a nice niche for himself.

Grahame Fallon Saturday, June 23, 2001
Brisbane, Australia
I thoroughly enjoyed your web-site, especially the item on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) by Jim McLean. Christened as a Roman Catholic 68 years ago, I began to discover Teilhard in his writings about 1967 - 34 years ago. Thereupon I became "an entirely new creature" [Gal.6:15] - more firmly centred on Christ ["christic"] and all-embracing ["cat-holic"!]. In 1993, after a week at TAIZE, my wife and I visited Teilhard's birthplace [1881] at Sarcenat, a few kilometres west of Clermont-Ferrand and east of the Puy-de-Dome. There, in that volcanic province of Auvergne, his father introduced him to the universe of creation. And there his mother introduced him to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - which he later came to "see" as the Sacred Heart of all creation; even the Sacred Heart of God!
Yours in the TOTAL CHRIST - Grahame

G. B. Landrigan Monday, May 14, 2001
Indianapolis, USA
A wonderful website! I happened-upon it and am rather amazed that a parish site would carry so many thoughtful articles and discussions. What is most heartening is the apparent respect for differing views. As an example, while I am not a devotee of my country's Bishop Spong, I was heartened to see that your site treats his ideas with respectful thought, rather than out-of-hand dismissal. In any event, greetings from Indianapolis.

Ann Marie Friday, May 11, 2001
Syracuse, New York, USA
Thanks for this wonderful web site - I loved to hear your music.

Nora Carr Thursday, May 10, 2001
Lansing, Michigan, USA
We've just moved to Nottingham Road, so I was interested in the real Nottingham. Thanks for the tour. Wonderful. I hope to come to see for myself!

Michael J. W. Chappell Monday, May 7, 2001
North Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Thank you, it was lovely to discover your page. With very best wishes, Michael (ex St Peter's Choirboy ca 1952-54)

John Marshall Saturday, April 28, 2001
Fountain Valley, California, USA
As a small boy in England during the 1930s, we sang a beautiful and nostalgic hymn in school called This England. The words of course came from Shakespeare's Richard II. I know the words well, but very much desire to have a CD, tape or record of this hymn. Can you help me find one? My wife and I are members of and attend St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California 92663 USA.

The Rev. David J. Mossbarger Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Llano, Texas [70 miles west of Texas' capital city, Austin], USA
Your webpages are the first I found through which explain the term "beating the bounds" from the Church's view. I hope to make use of a small portion of your Assistant Rector's sermon in my next parish newsletter. We're a rural congregation with seven families who have day-to-day responsibilities for their cattle. Though, thank God, we have been blessed by rain this winter, our ranchers are often hampered by dry weather. Thanks for your help as we learn more about Rogation Sunday.

Karl Erickson Monday, April 9, 2001
Salem, Oregon, USA
I enjoyed looking at your web site. There is a real wealth of information here. I especially liked the history of the hymns.

Richard Melville Sunday, April 8, 2001
Jacksboro, Texas, USA
Very interesting site depicting the history of St Peters Church, Nottingham. May God Bless Your Ministry in Great Britain.

Irma Hauschild Saturday, April 7, 2001
Duisburg, Germany
Eine sehr gut gestaltete interessante Homepage!

Andrew Munoz Saturday, April 7, 2001
San Jose, California, USA
it is sweet but where is your sight at (address)

Donald M. Mauck Friday, April 6, 2001
Sebring, Ohio, USA
I was doing research for a presentation on the remarkable life of Oscar Romero, and I found on the web, your article about Romero in your parish magazine. I found myself going to your various sites. I am most impressed by your not only your superlative web sites, but what appears to be a parish that is singularly seeking to become a congregation of true disciples of Christ and his Work of Love in the world today. I wish I could be in England to visit your parish in Nottingham. I am a United Methodist minister, whom, after serving several parishes in Ohio, then became a professor of Church History at the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio, where I was on the faculty for 25 years. I am now retired.
I would be interested in reading more about the new statues of 20th century martyrs that are now at Westminster Abbey. I read your material about each of the four "martyrs." How wonderful that the Anglican church recognizes these "true saints" in such a way.
Thank you for your information, but most of all thank you for the ministry you carry on there in Nottingham, on behalf of Christ and on behalf of all of us of the Church around the world.

Tricia Giles Saturday, March 31, 2001
I will visit again to read more of the interesting articles. Thank you for a great site.

Revd Augustinus Wolkh-Wagunu Saturday, March 24, 2001
Batam, Indonesia

John Reeves Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Kirkandrews-on-Esk Parish Church, UK
This is a brilliant and skilfully laid out site, well done. May I be permitted to use some material from time to time in our parish magazine (with credits of course)? I hope to be able at some point to put our own magazine on line.

We are happy to agree to this.

Gloria Deigh Wednesday, March 14, 2001
How do I order hymns on cassette or CD? I am interested in hymns song by your choir or other choirs in England.

Alison Shook Monday, March 12, 2001
Homestead, Florida, USA
Came upon your site while searching for ideas for a confirmation gift for my daughter. Lovely church. Enjoyed reading about the history of confirmation. Very nice. Thank you. Still looking for gift ideas, so will revisit you another time.

Caroline McCutcheon Monday, March 5, 2001
London, UK
I am writing to congratulate you on your article on this website about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. I have looked at about twenty five web sites about de Chardin, and yours was the only one that I felt truly understood his thought, particularly in relation to the Omega Point. Most people fudge about it and are not sure what it means. I had a sense of its involution, and the fact that it is both where time and space begin and end in a point, AND a point at the core of our innermost being. Yours was the only account of his ideas that articulated this, and I was so pleased to read it.
I am writing an article about de Chardin at the moment, and will gladly email you a copy if you are interested. I have a website I have felt for some time a real connection with de Chardin, who suffered much in his own time, because his thought was well ahead of it. Thank you for your article about him

Larry D. Heck Saturday, March 3, 2001
Marlton, New Jersey, USA
I've only had a short time to look around your site, but I will return. As organist and choirmaster for a local Episcopal parish, I find your pages on music and hymns superb.

Gordon H Booth Thursday, March 1, 2001
Your article on William Booth interested me, you give his father as Samuel Booth. Have you any details of his mother, brothers and sisters, or his fathers parents. I have always been led to believe that I am a relation of his (info given to me by my Grandfather Samuel Booth). I hope you can help. Gordon H Booth aged 71. Thank you.

Dee Friday, February 23, 2001
I think you should do year round saints and not only the saints of the month.

Gill Bate Thursday, February 15, 2001
Sale, Cheshire, UK
Your site has been recommended by Anglicans Online as an exemplary parish web site so I came to look at it for myself. I am impressed by the rich and informative content and the easily-navigable arrangement and I'm sure I shall be paying you many return visits. If I lived in Nottingham I am certain that I would make St Peter's my spiritual home.

Rob Parsons Saturday, February 10, 2001
Brisbane, Australia
Your thoughtful review of Bishop Spong's autobiography took the words right out of my mouth - I'd been intending to write a review along exactly the same lines, but the book has been out for some time, and I considered it no longer very topical. However, your review put me back in mind of all the things I thought when I read it. Perhaps one point you didn't make was Bishop Spong's truly shocking discussion of his visit to Israel, where he categorically dismissed the interests of the Palestinians - the Christians being his particular bête noir - while enthusiastically taking the side of the Israelis (many of whom are on the side of the angels, of course. On the other hand, it was the Israelis, not the Serbs, who coined the term "cleansing" as in "cleansing the Galilee".)

Henry Dade Friday, February 9, 2001
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA
Wonderful website. Will return. Saved the recipe too.

Hugh Comer Thursday, February 8, 2001
Delta Co., USA

John Campbell Thursday, February 8, 2001
Winchester, Virginia, USA
I very much enjoyed reading the articles on your page and plan to visit it again soon. I printed out the poem "An Iona Stone" by Sheila Mary Lee and will share it with my parish, St Michael the Archangel Church, a "continuing tradition church" of the Anglican faith. Thank you for sharing your site with me.

Richard Thayer Wednesday, February 7, 2001
Texas, USA
Super website, but did you really mean to imply that the year 2000 was the 2000th birthday of the church (Pentecost)... I figure it would occur in 2033 (adjusted of course for error +-7).

J A Frazer Crocker, Jr Wednesday, February 7, 2001
Florence, Oregon, USA
I'm a retired Episcopal priest of the Diocese of Utah, living on the beautiful Oregon Coast. I do supply priest duties up and down the coast and help out in St Andrew's, the local Episcopal Church. I very much enjoyed Andrew Deuchar's review of John Spong's book (that last sentence is a real zinger!), and also his letter on Anglicanism.

Kate Briggs Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Peace and Grace to all who read this, near and far. And kudos to Saint Peter's webmaster and all who have contributed to creating and maintaining your extraordinary website! My parish (Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Paul, MN, USA) is moving in the fullness of God's own time to bring forth a website of our own. Today--sigh-- tuckpointing, remodeling the undercroft, a new furnace, and a youth mission trip to Alaska. Tomorrow, restoration of the Te Deum window, wiring the church with fiber-optic cables, and, God willing, a webpage as useful and rich as this one. Many thanks from a snowbound corner of the worldwide Anglican communion.

Dani Nightshade Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
kewl page... I was exceptionally interested in the hymn about Midian, I would love to learn more about this Midian

Fábio Rêgo Monday, February 5, 2001
Caruaru, Brasil
I found your site a very good supply of Anglicanism. Congratulations!

Richard Warren Monday, February 5, 2001
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I am very impressed with your site, the contents are interesting and very informative. I attend St Paul's Anglican Church here in Toronto. We can be found at

Pamela Wednesday, January 31, 2001
I would like to visit the church one day. God always be with you!!!

Victor Okrafo-Smart Tuesday, January 30, 2001
Originally from Sierra Leone
Many thanks to members of your Church for the warm and Christian Support you have given to our war-turn country of Sierra Leone. Your constant prayers continue to give expatriate Sierra Leoneans much comfort and peace.

Scott Latimer Monday, January 29, 2001
Waco, Texas, USA
It was interesting to find this web site...and particularly to find information about my ancestor Hugh Latimer, the reformist. I hope some day to visit the church and places where my family origins began.

Sandra Fergus Monday, January 22, 2001
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
How very nice to find your church online. I had been searching for information on a magazine.. "Evergreen" in order to place a subscription and found your site. We have a very small Anglican Church here in Spartanburg which I have attended only a few times. Recently, I have begun reading the "Book of Common Prayer". So, I was delighted to take your tour, read your sermons, listen to some of your music and read your articles. Thank you very much for sharing your church.

Colin Salsbury Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
Although I have no direct connection with St Peters, or even with the Anglican Church I enjoyed browsing through the magazine. I wondered if I might find a reference somewhere to my grandfather, Arthur Samuel Salsbury, who died in 1940 when I was only a young boy. In the earlier part of the century he was the Parish Clerk and I believe had a nameplate on a pew in the church. I would be pleased to hear anyone's recollections of him.
I was also pleased to read about Mr Kendrick Partington whom I knew at High Pavement School during the 1940s. I had no idea he had achieved such eminence as a musician but I am not the least surprised. I still recall with pleasure his storming accompaniments to our morning hymn singing.

Charnee Smit Wednesday, January 3, 2001
Berkeley, California, USA
Thank you for the Web Site and History of the area. I have just confirmed - I think - that my ancestor, William Frost, was married in your church in 1634. Five years later he emigrated to one of the Puritan settlements in Connecticut, in America. It's interesting to see where he lived and his environment. Some day I hope to visit in person.

Mildred Nasmith Wednesday, January 3, 2001
London, UK
Just found you most interesting site. My ancestors Thomas Boote, father and son, Hosiers were parishioners in the 18th century and friends of Rev Edward Chappell and Rev John Ashpinshaw (and Abigail Gawtherne) - a small world!! Look forward to visiting your church again soon - had brief look last summer. Good luck in all your ventures

Anthea Greenaway Tuesday, January 2, 2001
Blakeney, Gloucestershire, UK
Loved the site, especially the potted history of Nottingham, which made it very interesting. Very enjoyable. God Bless

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