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  • The Gift of Joy – “Come and see”

    Sermon, Bath Abbey 15-3-20 Readings: Romans 5: 1-11 and John 4: 1-42 Text:  Today we talk about the gift of joy. Guy, on the vision evening, give this invitation; “come and see”. There is so much joy, through generations.   Imagine...

  • Heartbeat and Reach

    Advice from a CofE Bishop: In the midst of much fear and confusion, the Christian community is surely called to establish pools of gentleness, to re-imagine our common life as yeast and salt, heartbeat and reach. Almighty Father, creator and...

  • New Zealand Prayer - Week 2 of Lent 2020

    God of the unexpected When we come to our senses like the prodigal son Give is grace to repent and turn to you again; For where else can we go? Gentle Father, Show us our sins as they really are...

  • What does Luke bring to the infancy narratives?

    Readings: Isaiah 7: 10-14, Luke 1: 34-45 I sat thinking about the discussions after a conference of church ministers talking about eccentrics in the church - many priests are.  It had been a good evening, and we had laughed at...

  • Churches Prayer - Week 1 of Lent 2020

    Almighty God, Whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, And was temped as we are, yet without sin: Give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit, And, as you know our weakness, So we...

  • This Changes Everything

    Easter reflection by Mark Searle, Rector, All Saints Weston There are two types of time. The ordinary kind of time, it is chronological and keeps on moving forward - Kronos. The other kind of time is the extraordinary, defining moment...