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Parting and presence

Happy Ascension Day! Here is the reading and reflection from today’s communion service. And here’s a link to the song I played at the end – a lovely gospel infused melody from Mavis Staples called ‘God is not…

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Chaplain’s chatter #1

We’re going to be posting a series of videos on our Facebook page with conversations between chaplains and with others who have fascinating stories and interesting insights – because talking is what we do well! I’m delighted that…

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Hope for the exiles

Here is the reading and the reflection from today’s Communion. I mention in it a lovely video of someone telling the story of the exile for children and all ages, which you can see here. There is also…

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Communion today

Hi all – today at 12.30pm we have online Communion as usual via our Facebook page here. You are very welcome to join us. We’ll be using some new words for the service which are on the blog…

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Taking risks

Here’s the reading and reflection from today’s communion service. The link to the video of the interview with Tom Herbert is here. Then those who welcomed Peter’s message were baptised, and on that day alone about three thousand…

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Stay with us

Here’s the reading and reflection from today’s Communion service… On that same day two of Jesus’ followers were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking to each other about all…

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A mid-day pause

When time is strange, and days seem short but weeks seem long, or every day seems the same, it can be helpful to find a rhythm which includes times to pause. One good time is mid-day – maybe…

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The urge to go out

Here is the reading and the reflection from today’s Communion service. I mention two resources in my reflection… a weekly podcast by Nick Helm called Beyond the empty tomb (part of his Journeying with Jesus series) and is…

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Seeds of life

Here’s the reading and reflection from today’s Communion service which you can also find in video form on our Facebook page here. Our next online service is Breathe which is at 4.30pm tomorrow (Friday). You can watch it…

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A very different Easter…

This year our celebration of Easter has been very different. There have been no great celebrations in churches – the churches stand locked and empty. But many people have shared in Easter celebrations in their homes, joining online…

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