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The Election and what Bishops have to say …

The Church of England Bishops have written an open letter to the churches, and anyone else who will listen, in advance of the election; you can see it here. They aren’t telling us who to vote for but do talk … Continue reading

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Where is God calling us? A theme for Lent.

Elizabeth preached this morning – the first Sunday in Lent. Lent is a time of preparation so we will be ready to receive the wonderful Good News of the victorious love of God in the Easter message. You can listen … Continue reading

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A New Year’s resolution … ?

One of the blogs that I follow is Fulcrum and they have some interesting articles from time to time, often they relate to my Faith in Action work. They have an initiative that may interest you, particularly if you are … Continue reading

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Let’s drink to the Kingdom of God

Last week we thought about the bread, this week it’s about the wine and that so appropriate for Advent. So, last week we thought about feeding people who are hungry, hungry for food of course but also hunger for companionship, … Continue reading

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Bread, why bread?

Why bread? There is Jesus, the Lamb of God, at his Last Supper. The Passover table has a roast lamb as its centrepiece, but Jesus takes a piece of bread and says ‘this is my body’. Why? Why not the … Continue reading

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Intercessions … what happens when we pray?

Today’s readings (Micah 3:5-12 and Matthew 24:1-14) speak things going wrong, ‘the world falling apart’. Micah speaks of false prophets “who cry ‘Peace’ when they have something to eat, but declare war against those who put nothing into their mouths” … Continue reading

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The Gloria … becoming like the one we worship

‘Glory’ is one of my favourite words. It has a satisfying, round, sound. And it means so much. There are several Hebrew words the are translated as ‘glory.’ There’s the one which means weight. Something heavy. That doesn’t sound so … Continue reading

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What is the ‘Peace’ all about?

This Sunday (12th October) we started to think about our worship, looking at what we do from the perspective of the week’s lectionary readings. We will continue this for the next few weeks. This week we will think about the … Continue reading

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A Season For Remembering

This is taken from Richard’s article in the parish magazine … Remembrance will play a big part in the life of the church and our community over the next couple of months, in particular, on the evening of 2nd November … Continue reading

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Thanks to the workers!

Huge thanks to everyone who helped clear up the churchyard today! Lots of work, pruning, clearing graves, digging out tree stumps, tidying grave stones, fixing gutters … and, of course a great bonfire. Such a difference!

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