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Being Saints (February 2019)
There is a word which originates in the Bible, and which occurs 63 times in the New Testament, and is often used in everyday language today also.  The word is ‘saint’.  It comes into usage especially in the book of Acts [see for example Act 9.3], and is used to described Christians who belong to the early church. [See for example Romans 1.7; 1Corinthians 1.2; Ephesians 1.1; Philippians 1.1].   It is not uncommon for words to have come into common language having originated in the Bible, but rarely has a word been so misunderstood as the word ‘saint’ has.  Read more...
Open Being Saints (February 2019)

Who's in Charge? (October 2018)
I write this just after a heady weekend here at Holy Trinity.  The PCC plus several other members of the congregation attended an ‘Awayday’ (held at home – within our own church building) on Saturday 22nd September, which was led by Revd David O’Brien from ReSource, a national charity which exists to support ‘little and local’ parish churches.
Open Who's in Charge? (October 2018)

Following Jesus goes in two directions (November 2017)
We talk much about following Jesus as Christians.  So, we rightly focus on the ways He behaved in different situations, and we seek to follow His example.  We focus on how his life was a journey to the cross, and beyond that to the resurrection, and as Christians we recognise that our lives might go along a similar road.  But, apart from simply referring to going Jesus’ way, have you thought about the direction you are going in, as you follow Jesus?
Open Following Jesus goes in two directions (November 2017)

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done (May 2016)
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to every parish priest in the country, encouraging us to pray for the nation in the week leading up to Pentecost. This is from their letter:
Open Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done (May 2016)

I Love the Spring (March 2016)
I love the Spring. Trees which formerly looked cold and lifeless, with branches completely bare through the winter, now in the spring produce green shoots, leaves appear, and soon we will have blossom sprouting too. They might have looked dead, but they certainly were not, and now are full of signs of life. And it is wonderful to celebrate the resurrection and Easter when this transformation is happening in the world around us....
Open I Love the Spring (March 2016)

To give up or to take on...that is the question (February 2016)
Lent is the time in the church’s year when we remember the 40 days and 40 nights Jesus spent in the wilderness, before he entered his ministry. It leads us to Easter, when we remember Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for us on the cross. To read more click on the image:
Open To give up or to take on...that is the question (February 2016)

A Drop in the Ocean (January 2016)
As the New Year begins, it is traditional to take up a New Year’s resolution. Attendance at a gym, or quitting smoking, or reading the Bible cover-to-cover, or not eating chocolate ever again. Whatever it is, I wish you well with your resolve. But if we are honest, we know that so often the New Year resolution has not lasted until the end of January. I would like to suggest that instead of resolving to do something drastic, that we each resolve to do very small things, every day....
Open A Drop in the Ocean (January 2016)

Cross-Shaped Lives (April 2016)
No sooner are the Christmas cards and decorations removed from the supermarket shelves, than hot cross buns and Easter eggs appear. It is like retailers want to hurry us through the year, by beginning to sell things a couple of months ahead of their due date. But I have to confess, I am less bothered by the hot cross buns in January, than I am by tinsel appearing in September. It is not just because I really enjoy eating those buns(mmm…toasted with butter, nothing better!) ....
Open Cross-Shaped Lives (April 2016)

Every One an Individual (June 2016)
One of my all-time favourite passages in the Bible is in the second half of Mark’s Gospel chapter five. Typically for this Gospel writer, two incidents are woven together: the healing of a little girl, Jairus’ daughter, is sandwiched between the account of the healing of the haemorrhaging woman. The fact the woman has been unwell for the same length of time as the girl has been alive, 12 years, is part of the beautiful parallel in this account.
Open Every One an Individual (June 2016)

We Need to Know (January 2017)
I write this at a time of very mixed emotions, we are celebrating the joy of Christmas with many children from local schools – young faces glowing with the excitement about the birth of the baby Jesus.  Their enthusiasm is quite infectious. 
Open We Need to Know (January 2017)

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