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First a reminder that the Busy Persons Retreat begins next Monday afternoon (5.00pm for tea and cake in FCH Chapel Room, 5.30pm for the launch). This is a wonderful opportunity to give some attention to the deeper journey…

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The body language of God

I came across a really interesting image recently. Mark Oakley calls Jesus ‘the body language of God’. I think that’s a pretty good way of describing who Jesus is for us.   We know that body language is…

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This week and beyond…

First, some more information about the Busy Person’s Retreat: Await, Allow, Accept, Attend Busy Person’s Retreat – February 24th to March 4th 2020 Life too busy? Long for some peaceful space in your life? Like to explore different…

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Travelling light

When our younger son Sam was smaller, we noticed how when he went on any journey with us, he would always pack his bag with many things in case he got bored or hungry: headphones and a player,…

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Looking ahead

Here’s the poster for our Busy Person’s Retreat coming up towards the end of February. It looks great – I hope you can join us… What else is coming up this week? You can now find our new…

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Demand – or gift?

One Sabbath Jesus was going through the cornfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some ears of corn. The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?’ He…

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This week – remembering

Monday is Holocaust Memorial Day and Cheltenham will be holding an Act of Remembrance in the Council Chamber (entry via the Municpal Offices on the Promenade) at 6.30pm. Our Jewish Chaplain Abi is taking part, and has invited…

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Come and see

The first chapter of John’s gospel begins with the great vision of the coming of the eternal Word into the world – and the dawning of the true light for all people. Then we hear about the baptism…

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Getting going

Come and join us as our programme for the term gets going fully. At Park Faith Space: On Tuesday at 12.30pm we will be gathering for A Walk in the Park with the dogs On Wednesday at 1pm…

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The starting place

Last week we were thinking about the hidden years of Jesus – from his birth to being aged 30. This week we pick up the story as Jesus comes fully onto the scene, at his baptism. Then Jesus…

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