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Kingship with a ‘to do’ list – Living the fullness of Christ

Celebrating the Feast of Christ the King today brings us to the end of the church’s year. This is literally it’s crowning glory. Today is Near Year’s Eve for us as next week we enter Advent and the start of … Continue reading

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Hope in dark times: All Saints Sunday

I don’t know if you usually do something for Halloween – carving pumpkins, dressing up, having a bit of a scary time – or if you avoid it at all costs. I confess to being rather bemused by the whole … Continue reading

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A monster calls

The BBC seems at the moment to be choosing the films it shows very carefully. They know that people need a lift or perhaps something to inspire. Such a film, with a message for our time, is ‘A monster calls‘, … Continue reading

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Lent 1: Light – God’s presence bringing purpose and hope

This year we are travelling through Lent with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book, ‘Saying Yes to Life’ by Ruth Valerio. Three groups are meeting during the week and on Sunday, the sermon will explore some of the issues in … Continue reading

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People of faith, hope and love: Address to Annual Meeting 2019

Our nation is going through a time of deep challenge and great uncertainty at the moment. Parliament is deeply divided over what to do about leaving the European Union. Passions are high among the wider population and all sorts of … Continue reading

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‘Everything’s turning turtle’: Hope in dark times

Throughout Lent we have been exploring themes arising from the recent film ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. This picks up the story when the children in the first film have grown up. Michael, the young boy, now has a family of his … Continue reading

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‘Since you went away’: Grief and Loss

Throughout Lent, these sermons will be following themes drawn from the film ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, which was released in cinemas around Christmas last year. It is not necessary to have seen the film and the DVD release date is now … Continue reading

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Transformed in God’s abundant grace

There are some great magic tricks. The best ones leave us baffled as to how they do them. We know that they are illusions, tricks of hand and distraction, but when skillfully executed they draw us into a suspension of … Continue reading

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Being like stars – shining light, hope and wonder

Stars are very Christmassy. They twinkle, they shine, they have a magic all of their own. And a star is a very familiar part of the Christmas story. A star shines over the place where Jesus is born, so that … Continue reading

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Grief and the Surprising Warmth of Hope

A couple of years ago I picked up a book in Waterstone’s. I’d forgotten about it, but it has been siting, perched on a shelf and it came fluttering down to my mind the other day. ‘Grief is the thing … Continue reading

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