Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Paddington Christmas: bringing out the best in us

One of the biggest films this year was about a small bear, from South America, far from home, lodging with a family in London. Paddington, armed only with a marmalade sandwich under his hat and carrying that old brown case … Continue reading

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Mary and the call to be temples of God

We are used to hearing Old Testament readings that make the Temple in Jerusalem the special place for the Hebrew people, the focus for their worship and faith in God. So much of the writings of the prophets concentrate on … Continue reading

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Peterborough 900 – Prayer

Peterborough 900 Prayer God of wonder and new life we thank you for the awe-inspiring beauty of this holy place raised in hope from the ashes and held in grace; for all who have loved and cared for it through … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping on John the Baptist’s inquisitors

I want to take you on an imaginary journey this morning. Imagine the scene. John the Baptist is drawing great crowds and clearly a popular movement is gathering pace. Some clipboard-wielding officials are sent to find out what is going … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: herald of good tidings

Jerusalem has been in the news this week. President Donald Trump entered into a very sensitive area of international politics by backing Israel’s claim to Jerusalem as its “united and eternal” capital city. This is highly contentious, disputed by the … Continue reading

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Advent: super hero power of love

If you fancy a trip to the cinema for a night out at the movies there is quite a variety on offer. From the heartwarming with Paddington 2 and Wonder (about a child with facial features that make him stand … Continue reading

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