Author Archives: Vicar

A prayer for VE Day

From the Act of Commitment for Peace Lord God our Father,we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind, in the cause of peace,for the relief of want and suffering,and for the praise of your name.Guide us by your Spirit;give us wisdom;give us courage;give us hope;and keep us faithful now and always.Amen.  …

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The South Africa Blessing

Corronavirus is affecting the whole world, we are not alone. Here is a response from Christians in South Africa. During the April 2020 lockdown people from across South Africa united to sing a blessing over their nation. The heart of this is to bless you – to give you hope and peace – The South Africa…

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Voice Recognition

Diocesan Weekly Sermon Jean (not her real name) was in a coma in the intensive care unit when I went to visit her. I spent some time talking to her and praying for her. There was no response. I went back each week for a couple of weeks with no change. The following week, however,…

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Easter Pilgrim

https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/easter-pilgrim Take a journey through the Lord’s Prayer this Easter with the Easter Pilgrim app. It offers 40 reflections for the 40 days of Easter, beginning on Easter Sunday (12 April 2020) and finishing on Ascension Day (21 May 2020).  Each day offers: ⁃ A short Bible reading that explores part of the Lord’s Prayer and…

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Rosie’s Baptism

Very many congratulations to Rosie who was baptised this morning. It’s very special when a child decides for themselves that they wish to be christening, as was the case with Rosie. It was lovely to see Rosie’s mum and and too – they were married at St Oswald’s a few years ago. Well done Rosie…

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