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  • James & John - Sons of Thunder

    This week, the final blog for July, I want to look at Apostles James and his brother.  It is the week the church remembers James. Let us use our imagination.  See how it started as Mark 1 tell us… Jesus...

  • The Numbers Game

    When you reach a certain age you are invited for annual health check-ups by the NHS. I have just had mine. It is a bit like the yearly MOT carried out on a car. However, one thing that I was...

  • Encountering God

    We’ve now arrived at the end of the academic year. Students have got a huge amount of hard work behind them.  Others have a work pattern which is more of a continuum, often relentless.  At this time of year many...

  • God Speaks Your Language

    I will let you into a secret. I am a truly terrible linguist. I suppose I can take some comfort in the statistics. It has been calculated that 62% of British Citizens cannot speak any other language, but English, fluently...

  • The Jubilee and Pentecost

    I hope that you, dear reader, will be able to get out and enjoy the celebrations for the Queen’s platinum jubilee, whether it’s a street party, a short break away, or just some time off on the Bank Holiday. 70...

  • Waiting in Wonder

    I love this time of year. I am writing this on the day when we remember the Ascension; Jesus leaving the disciples and going back to heaven. In ten days’ time, we will remember the in-pouring of the Holy Spirit...

  • Embrace Cringe

    It’s a bit of a shame that Bath didn’t get there first, but Taylor Swift was awarded an honorary doctorate from NYU yesterday. She said that she suspected that she was only given the award because of her appropriately titled...