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Sermon for Christmas Day

Refugee Nativity A church in America, has, for the last 40 years had a nativity scene with real live animals. Last year, Stormy the cow escaped twice in one day and caused a considerable amount of chaos – and, some of the church members felt, was not treated very well! So this year the church…

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EMBRACE calls for action on Gaza.

EMBRACE, a Christian charity working in the Middle East, asks us to pray for Gaza and, if possible to write to our MPs and ask them to take action. Here is what EMBRACE is saying: ‘It is not possible to witness the horror of innocent protesters, including children, being shot, killed or maimed by trained…

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Sermon – Seventh Sunday of Easter

None of today’s readings are particularly easy to understand, perhaps especially the Gospel reading. First we have to give the passage some context.  Jesus’ prayer, that is our reading for today, comes between the Last Supper and his arrest at Gethsemane. It is part of his last ‘lesson’ to his disciples – like all last…

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Thy Kingdom Come – Sermon

Today is the last Sunday of Easter – this coming Thursday is Ascension Day and then we begin our yearly vigil for the coming of the Spirit. Please do come to the short evening service on Ascension Day. It’s an important day in the Christian Calendar – apparently, in law, working people and school children…

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Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and…

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Churchyard comes to life

Now that the “beast from the east” is a distant memory, flowers in the churchyard are coming to life, especially the red tulips planted around the war memorial by Joe last autumn. The railings and gates are also looking wonderful, painted by Joyce – great work…

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Sermon Easter 2 (Third Sunday of Easter)

The road to Emmaus – one of the best loved and familiar stories of the New Testament. Two friends, at a low ebb after their dreams and hopes of Jesus the Messiah had been shattered, suddenly have an encounter with him – he is risen indeed, Alleluia! This encounter seems particularly important as it seems…

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