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What is a cross?

Children’s Address for Trinity 12, Year A. The cross is a very simple shape – the first shape a toddler draws and the shape a very sick or dying person makes to sign their name. But like all simple symbols, … Continue reading

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Coming Down from the Mountain

 2 Peter 1, 16-19; Luke 9, 28-36 I once read an article  about a man who had been the youngest member of the team that climbed Mount Everest for the first time in 1953. He had high hopes of being … Continue reading

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Christmas Word

  (John 1, 1-14) The Word was with God in the beginning; and the Word took on flesh, and lived among us, and we have seen his glory – the glory of the only Son of the Father.   So … Continue reading

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God of Law or God of Grace?

Hebrews 12. 18-29; Luke 13, 10-17. I wonder how you picture God? At home I have a collection of images of the divine from some of the Eastern religions, known to my children as “Mum’s heathen gods”. There are Hindu … Continue reading

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LED BY THE SPIRIT

  EASTER 5. Yr. C  Acts 11,1-18; Rev. 21, 1-6; John 13, 31-35   Many of you will have been saddened, as I was, by the news of the death of the entertainer, Victoria Wood. So much of her work … Continue reading

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Receive children: receive me.

    Reflection for WWDP 2016   The service today asks us to look at children, and see in them an image, an ikon of God, and of Christ and of God’s sovereign rule.   That’s surprising. It’s not what … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Wedding

Many years ago, when I ministered at St Mary’s, one important part of my ministry was leading the Marriage Preparation Sessions. We invited all the couples who were getting married in the next few months at the church to meet … Continue reading

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