Morning devotion Friday 10th September 2021

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“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Acts 3:19   These are the first words of Jesus recorded in Mark, and they are overwhelmingly positive words as well. It can sometimes feel hard to find good news. Often this […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 8th September 2021

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“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28   As you read these words of Jesus, I wonder what you think and feel? It’s one thing to agree with the sentiment, but […]

Morning devotion Monday 6th September 2021

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“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1.16-17   I have been struck by the beauty of these verses, which were read in our services yesterday. The “Father of […]

Morning devotion Monday 30th August 2021

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“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” —Proverbs 16:3   It has been quipped that everyone who bought a 2020 planner definitely wasted their money.  And if you’d been brave enough to make any plans for 2021, you’ve likely had to adjust them radically, if not throw them out.  […]

5th September 2021- 23rd Ordinary Sunday

This Sunday would have been our confirmation service – the first in around five years – with Bp. Michael Stead. Unfortunately, we had to make the decision back in July to postpone the service. I am looking forward to being able to gather a group of confirmees for 2022. This is also Fathers’ Day. While […]

Morning devotion Friday 3rd September 2021

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Acts 3:19   During life in lockdown, it’s important to find refreshment in our daily lives. Whether it’s in the form of exercise, relationships or hobbies, regular refreshment will always be of […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 1st September 2021

“And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.”  – Exodus 34:6-7a What we think about a person determines how we respond to them. For example, if we think […]