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Here is the reading from today’s communion service, followed by Simon’s reflection. A man named Lazarus, who lived in Bethany, became sick. Bethany was the town where Mary and her sister Martha lived. The sisters sent Jesus a…

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Words for Morning Prayer

In the beginning before time, before people, before the world began, God was. Here and now among us, beside us, enlisting the people of the earth for the purposed of heaven, God is. In the future, when all…

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Don’t be afraid…

Here’s the reflection from Thursday’s online Communion service. Do join us tomorrow at 4.30pm for Breathe – a quiet way to end the week – here. I’m finding it a bit hard to remember what day it is…

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Words for Communion

Today at 12.30pm we will be livestreaming Communion online from our Facebook page here – and from our kitchen table! There will be some quiet music for a few minutes beforehand. You are very welcome to join us….

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Where flowers bloom, so does hope

Yesterday we had the very sad task of shutting up the Chapel and Faith Spaces. As Jo wrote on the poster we put up: ‘We are very aware that the Chapel and Faith Spaces are places of hospitality,…

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Words for this time #1

Hi all – we’re going to be posting some words, images & links for this challenging time here most days. I hope they provide windows of encouragement and blessing. Sign up at the bottom of the blog if…

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Not being in control

A few weeks ago I heard Stephen Cottrell, who’s going to be the new Archbishop of York, talking about doing the pilgrimage to Santiago. He explained that because of the uncertainties of each day, he never knew in…

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Prayer for a pandemic

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What’s going on?

This week we have our usual events which you can find here. Here are a few more details: At Cake and Chat tonight we’re thinking about the Five Ways to Wellbeing, fuelled by some lovely lemon drizzle cakes….

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Messages in the sand

Last Sunday some of us were thinking about Jesus going out into the desert, and maybe about own journey into the desert as we go through the 40 days of Lent. No doubt Jesus spent some of the…

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