St John & St Mark Church Bury

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Preacher: Ralph Mallinson

Retired minister

St Bartholomew & the PoW

Sunday, August 25, 2019
In a book that I have that was written some 50 years ago, the Editor quotes a poem written on the wall of a prison cell by an English Prisoner…
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Heaven

Sunday, June 2, 2019
For the Vicar of Dibley heaven meant being surrounded by mountains of chocolate. And many think of heaven in terms of food and drink: heavenly food, heavenly wine. For others…
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Journeys – Epiphany 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019
'A cold coming we had of it' - so wrote T S Eliot in his poem, Journey of the Magi (1927) - and later, 'A hard time we had of…
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May he keep you from falling

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Today the Church remembers two of the twelve Apostles, Saints Simon and Jude.  Like many of the early saints, there have been fantastic legends written about Simon and Jude.  They…
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Immortality & Eternal life

Sunday, August 26, 2018
You will have noticed over the past few weeks how often in John 6 the words ‘life’ and ’eternal life’ have appeared. Throughout Our Lord's discourse about the bread of…
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Mary Magdalen

Sunday, July 22, 2018
We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song. We reflect today and the next 4 weeks on some Easter people and what we might take away from them.…
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John the Baptist & Daphni

Sunday, June 24, 2018
For, indeed, the hand of the Lord is with him. Luke 1:66 When I was a young man, I took a train journey with some friends, through Europe to Athens.…
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God: maker, lover and keeper

Sunday, May 27, 2018
At a Baptism the priest asks the candidate, through their parents and godparents, about what she or he believes and in whom she or he trusts. Clearly she cannot answer…
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The power to change

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Imagine in your mind’s eye, if you will, the scene St. Luke describes today. As ever, he describes it in very lively and realistic way, almost as if he had…
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Covenant

Sunday, February 25, 2018
In the old days - i.e. before Her Majesty's Government (HMG) invented Gift Aid - tax payers were invited to covenant with the Church (or any charity). That is to…
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God in us?

Sunday, January 14, 2018
People sometimes say that Whitsunday, the story of the outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit 50 days after Easter, is the Birthday of the Church.  I tend to think of it…
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