Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bishops Report on Same Sex Relationships

The House of Bishops of the Church of England has issued a report for the General Synod of the CofE on same sex relationships. This follows three years of facilitated conversations among selected groups of people from the dioceses. The … Continue reading

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Candlemas: Feast of honesty

Candlemas, the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, has all the ingredients for a cute festival (Luke 2:22-40). There is a newborn baby, just 40 days old; adoring elderly people gushing about the child; proud parents celebrating … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day – A Prayer

Each year, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp is marked as Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January).  We remember the atrocities committed in the Holocaust of the Second World War and in genocides since.  In remembering we renew … Continue reading

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Knocking on Herod’s door, loudly

Jesus was a northerner. While we are used to his birth in Bethlehem and his death in Jerusalem, both in the south, he grew up in Nazareth, to the west of Galilee in the north. There is something about the … Continue reading

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Crossing the waters: liberation, justice, peace and promises fulfilled

There are two stories in the Bible of waters being made to stand in a heap so that the people of Israel can cross over on dry land. The first is the best known, from the book of Exodus (chapter … Continue reading

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Stargazing and the Magi’s gifts

A few days before Christmas, as I drew back the curtains when I returned home after Morning Prayer and looked south, I saw a bright light in the sky, just to bottom left of the moon which was still visible. … Continue reading

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