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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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Easter Sunday Sermon

We’re here – we’ve made it. It’s Easter! A big thank you to those of you who’ve been faithful throughout Holy Week – those of you who’ve walked the way of the cross by tracing Jesus through the last 7 days, walked with him through the Last Supper, the Arrest in the Garden, the crucifixion,…

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Good Friday Sermon

Once again I’ve brought you some images as we seek, together, to deepen our understanding of Good Friday. These are all by Sieger Köder. Köder was a German Roman Catholic Priest and painter Sieger Köder: he died in February died 2015, shortly after his 90th birthday. His paintings were profoundly affected by his experiences as…

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Bishop Gill is on her way!

Next Anglican Bishop of Lancaster is Rev Dr Jill Duff A priest who is passionate about planting new congregations and creating confident witnesses for Jesus Christ who can become ‘beacons’ in their communities has been chosen to be the next Anglican Suffragan Bishop of Lancaster. Bolton-born Rev Dr Jill Duff, 45, is currently the founding Director…

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Sermon – Lent 3

This sermon is based on the RCL Gospel text for this week. In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness is told in great detail – each temptation elaborated upon. But this year the Gospel upon which we focus is Mark, and Mark’s account of Jesus’ 40 wilderness…

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