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Pilot Officer James Desmond Aspin DFM

Pilot Officer James Desmond Aspin DFM

…there was that undefinable something in his make-up that caused him to stand out and above all those around him.

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Get out of the boat

Get out of the boat

There were 12 disciples – but only one felt inclined to get out of the boat and take a short walk. Perhaps you are that one person in 12?

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Click here for your free gift

Click here for your free gift

What if you received an e-mail from ‘God’? Would you open it? Would it make a difference if ‘God’ was offering you a free gift but you had to press on a link?

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August 2020 church magazine

August 2020 church magazine

You’ll find plenty of prayer and reflection, news and views in our August 2020 church magazine. But we’ll need to hold back on the social stuff for a little longer. And there’s a reminder of our global responsibilities, in this appeal to help those in our link diocese of Lahore in Pakistan…

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August 2020 Bible readings

August 2020 Bible readings

In the August 2020 Bible readings we have Jesus making a little food stretch a long way then taking a short-cut across a lake. There’s also Elijah having a moment in a cave and Moses coming across some smouldering shrubbery.

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Water is life

Water is life

The Bible is full of water stories. From Genesis when God moved over the water to Revelation and the river of the water of life. Water, water everywhere!

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Come to the waters

Come to the waters

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on July 26th 2020. Our theme this time will be ‘Come to the waters’. Water plays a big part in the Bible. There’s often too much of it or too little of it!

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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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Lock-down recipe #6

Lock-down recipe #6

Welcome to our church lock-down recipe #6. It’s for a flourless Chocolate Cake. Yeah, we thought #5 would be the last one too, but we had a special request to bring this one to you.

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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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