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How to Deal with Enemies

In the season of Remembrance, we consider those who have heroically given their lives in war. However, Jesus calls all of us to a radical heroism in our daily lives: ‘You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who […]

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October 2023

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Bible Sunday – 29th October At the recent Coronation the King was given a Bible with the words ‘the most valuable thing that this world affords’. As Bible Sunday is celebrated this month, let’s ask why we should read the Bible? The Bible isn’t a single book, but a library of 66 books, composed by some 44 […]

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September 2023

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Saint Matthew the tax collector

Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ He told him, and Matthew got up and followed Him. (Matthew 9:9). This month we remember Matthew’s call as one of Jesus’ 12 apostles. It consisted of a simple invitation, ‘Follow me’, and an immediately response. The resulting meal at Matthew’s house also […]

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The Transfiguration

This month we celebrate Jesus’ transfiguration, when Jesus took Peter, John and James with Him up a mountain to pray (Luke 9:28-36). Jesus was transfigured alongside Moses and Elijah: ‘As He was praying, the appearance of His face changed, and His clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.’ (29). Jesus’ Transfiguration: Watch!  The disciples’ […]

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July & August 2023

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St Swithun, saint for a rainy day

           St Swithun is apparently the saint you can blame for rainy summers. It is said that if it rains on his special day, 15th July, it will then rain for 40 days after that. It all began when Swithun was made Bishop of Winchester in 852 by King Ethelwulf of Wessex. It was an important […]

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Celebrating Fatherhood 

‘What is a Christian? The richest answer I know is that a Christian is one who has God as Father. If you want to know how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child and having God as his Father.’ (J I Packer, Knowing God) The month […]

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June 2023