The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead

Parish Magazine

Print This Page

November 2017

Bits and pieces

Here dead lie we because we did not choose
To live and shame the land from which we sprung;
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose
But young men think it is and we were young.    A E Housman (1914)


There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country. ‘Is there anything breakable in here?’  asked the postal clerk.

The lady thought for a moment, and replied: ‘Only the Ten Commandments.’

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind:  Every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.   John Glenn

The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. George Roberts

Print This Page

Magazines from previous years | 2017 |2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005