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Category: Nurture

My yoke is easy – really?

My yoke is easy – really?

Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Rest. An easy yoke. A light burden. Sounds almost too good to be true, in today’s rapid-fire, high-pressure, no-excuses world.

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Beatitudes for a global pandemic

Beatitudes for a global pandemic

This wonderful Cartoon of Beatitudes for a global pandemic appeared in the Church Times. It’s reproduced here with grateful thanks to Dave Walker.

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July 5th Newsletter

July 5th Newsletter

From next Sunday, July 12th, we will be back worshiping in church! We will have just the one service, at 11am. Christ Church will have an earlier service at 10am.

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It’s good to talk

It’s good to talk

Jesus had told his disciples: “go, make disciples of all nations, baptising them and teaching them”. Jesus was saying: “Tell everyone. It’s good to talk!”

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Jesus applauding the key workers

Jesus applauding the key workers

It was 8pm and it was a Thursday. Jesus was stood outside the front door at the time, applauding the key workers…

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July 2020 magazine

July 2020 magazine

The events of Spring 2020 will remain long in the memory and its effects will impact upon our world for many years to come. As we wished everyone Happy New Year six months ago, we were blissfully unaware of what was to lie ahead.

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June 28th newsletter

June 28th newsletter

Following the recent government announcement we hope to open our churches for public worship shortly. Most of us will be a little heavier and a little hairier than when we last met together!

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July 2020 bible readings

July 2020 bible readings

In the July 2020 Bible readings we have donkeys, eating and drinking, rain, snow, seeds being sown, weeds, yeast, pearls and fishing nets…

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Prepared to be different

Prepared to be different

Jesus says: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves”. When the going gets tough, you are going to have to dig-in. You must prepare to be different.

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June 21st newsletter

June 21st newsletter

Here’s our June 21st newsletter, which is Father’s Day in the UK. Our churches are open for individual prayer. However, all public worship continues to be suspended until further notice.

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June 14th Newsletter

June 14th Newsletter

This June 14th Newsletter gives the great news that from Monday June 15th churches can be open for individual prayer. However, all public worship continues to be suspended until further notice.

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A Gospel to proclaim

A Gospel to proclaim

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on June 28th 2020. Our theme will be ‘A Gospel to Proclaim’. We Zoomed Sunday@Seven last month and we all survived – so, we’re going to do it again this month.

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The Trinity and other ways of understanding

The Trinity and other ways of understanding

A long time ago when I was a Reader, I was gifted the privilege of speaking on Trinity Sunday to our Parade Service, which meant lots of children of all ages, including the adult children of our Church. It was chaos!

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June 7th Newsletter

June 7th Newsletter

This June 7th Newsletter is for Trinity Sunday. It’s where we recognise the one true God as three persons. This also marks our 250th anniversary weekend and there’s a special message from Bishop David.

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Stations of the Resurrection: Ascension

Stations of the Resurrection: Ascension

This is the third in our series of Stations of the Resurrection. This one covers the Ascension of Jesus and Thy Kingdom Come. Thanks, again, to the Reverend Sue Binks for these Stations.

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