Monthly Archives: January 2021

Be the light

There is a lot going on in today’s gospel reading (Luke 2:22-40). It tells of a Jewish rite connected with childbirth and so has various names. It’s the day Jesus was presented in the Temple according to the Hebrew Law. … Continue reading

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Water into wine – God’s abundant grace

It’s a fun maths challenge to work out the quantity of wine that Jesus provides in his incredible ‘bring a bottle to the party’ act at this wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). I don’t know how many were at this … Continue reading

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Searched and known, loved and called

There’s a fun book originally for children, where they have to find a character among crowded scenes. The ‘Where’s Wally?’ books require you to look out for Wally in his distinctive red striped shirt, blue trousers, glasses and bobble hat. … Continue reading

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Baptism of Christ – renewing our commitment

We’ve been thinking about John the Baptist and the Baptism of Jesus quite a bit over the past few weeks. During Advent John’s baptism of Jesus often gets two Sundays. It is such a significant event in Jesus’ ministry, often … Continue reading

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Epiphany – Becket and the Magi

Tuesday saw the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket on 29th December 1170 in Canterbury Cathedral. His story is well known, or at least we think it is. King Henry II’s ill-judged comment ‘Who will rid me … Continue reading

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