Abigail – our Superstar

When she heard about our need to raise money to do repairs to several large areas of plaster work at St Oswald’s , one of our children – Abigail – decided straight away that she wanted to help. So she arranged to go on a sponsored walk. Abigail and her parents did a 5 mile…

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Advent Reflections from EMBRACE

https://www.embraceme.org/sign-daily-advent-reflections Follow the link above and sign up for a daily reflection to be sent to you from December 1st. Following the path to peace on earth will lead you through 25 moments of stillness in December, as we consider a different scripture about peace each day. By signing up for these daily Advent reflections you…

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Let’s Get Asia Bibi Out of Pakistan

Asia Bibi, is a Christian woman who lives in Pakistan, and the mother of 6 children; one of many thousands of Christians across the world who are persecuted for their faith. Asia was arrested in 2009 after an argument with fellow workers whilst picking berries. She was subsequently arrested and imprisoned. In November 2010, she…

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Remembrance Sunday – 100 Years

Today we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. A quiet service at 8 a.m. started the proceedings, remembering those whose names are on our War Memorial, and praying for peace. The congregations were the first to see the seats ‘reserved’ in memory of those names – our own version of ‘Seen but…

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All Saints’ Sunday – Sermon

Years ago – and some of you will have heard me talking about this before – I went to a performance of John’s Gospel at St Luke’s Church in Blackburn – just next to St Wilfrid’s School. I say ‘performance’ because it featured a solitary actor who proclaimed the whole of John’s Gospel from memory…

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Celebrations!

This morning we had a real celebration: Canon Michael Ratcliffe celebrated 40 years of Priesthood, and during the service he baptised Theo Thomas Edward who has been coming to church since shortly after his birth. Michael reflected on 40 years of priesthood – what had changed for better or for worse – and shared some…

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