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All are Jesus, all are disciples…

This service is packed with symbolism and poignant moments, so much so that we could be forgiven for feeling sensory overload. It began with the oils to be used in the church’s sacramental ministry being received having been blessed by … 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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Broiled Fish – Security clearance to tell a story of peace and hope

I don’t think I have ever eaten broiled fish. I had to look it up and the first recipe that came up was for broiled lobster, which made today’s Gospel reading seem very upmarket (Luke 24:36-48). Perhaps Jesus liked playing … Continue reading

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Vocation Sunday: affirming the sacred in human life

There is a challenge, which I find particularly hard to do. It is to see if you can reduce your job, or any role you have, down to just a few words. I find it hard because there are so … Continue reading

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Let your light so shine

What makes a nation great? This is a question that has been floating around the internet this week with a video of a Q&A session in an American university. One student asked a panel why they thought America is the … Continue reading

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Life lived in the light of faith

There are times when our readings make me aware that we have come a very long way since they were written; that we live in different times. The first reading (2 Samuel 11:26-12:15) talks of events nearly 3,000 years ago. … Continue reading

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Trinity: balancing wonky views of God

Today is Trinity Sunday. This is the day we think about our doctrine of God – that is the distinctly Christian way of talking about God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It crops up everywhere because it is so … Continue reading

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