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  • New Look Summer Plans

    We are drawing to the end the assessment season – well done everyone. It has been good to hear from so many of you. And now the summer beckons – but it’s a summer with a difference – holiday plans...

  • The Mighty Majesty & Closeness of God

    There is one verse in Psalm 139, the set psalm for today, that describes the extraordinary fact of the Christian faith.  We, humankind, are united to our creator God, in Jesus name, by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit....

  • Knowing Forgiveness - David Did And So Can We

    Out of today’s set psalms, Psalm 103 is a one of these scriptures that is timeless. It is about forgiveness. King David – the greatest Israelite King, mightily blessed by God, was also very human. His affair with Bathsheba is...

  • Keep Going...

    A brief thought today – to keep us going.  May we have some rest too, this weekend, before the work resumes next week. Luke, writing up Paul's missionary journeys, records in Acts (18: 9-11) that, when he was in Corinth:...

  • The Daily Rhythm of Soul Care

    Lockdown and working in isolation give an opportunity to reflect and develop our prayer life. This is both personal, and internal – more to do with our relationship with God, than times spent in worship or other activity with others....

  • Seeing is Believing

    Reading: John 14: 15-21 This time period is an important part of the church’s year for me. We have celebrated Easter - Jesus’s great victory over death, his dying renting the veil of the temple, opening up heaven, opening the way...

  • Coping with Uncertainty and Anxiety

    It has been a tough start to this week for me. Here are three contributions to a colleague clergy WhatsApp group: Monday 11th 7am: As I think today, seeking encouragement, before praying for colleagues, and then taking my next funeral,  I...

  • Keep Going, Keep Perspective, Keep Hope

    I have just returned from my second funeral this week. Very sad…  seats set 2 metres apart, and the maximum number of mourners allowed is ten.  Video livestreaming links others. An opening verse with words that everyone knows - “Even...

  • Top Tips for Working in Isolation

    Well, this has started as a strange week and today it’s raining. Talking to folk, people are feeling really “in limbo”. With no sign of the end of lockdown, motivation is difficult, lone working even lonelier, new forms of assessments...

  • New and Authentic Living

    Today’s new testament reading from 3 Colossians is an inspired word for today. You see, I think we are in a crucial week. Mind you, you might say, all weeks are. Yes- maybe - certainly extraordinary times - new uncharted...