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Being Humble during Lent – Vicar’s Comment

The period leading up to Easter which we call Lent reminds us of Jesus’ time in the wilderness, and can also remind us of the need for self-sacrifice – as we seek to follow in his footsteps. However, if we’re … Continue reading

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‘The joy of the Lord is your strength’ – Vicar’s Comment Feb 2020

‘The joy of the Lord is your strength’. So says Nehemiah to the returnee Jews in 8:10 (NIV) of the book which bears his name. Where do you draw strength from? The temptation might be to think that the simple … Continue reading

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God is big enough – Vicar’s Comment

I wonder how you view a New Year. Perhaps it depends on whether you are naturally more of a planner or a ‘live in the moment’ sort of person? If you’re the former, perhaps it’s tempting to think of new … Continue reading

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Jesus of the Nativity (and the Resurrection) – Vicar’s comment

One person I know read Mark’s gospel not so long ago, and was struck by the fact that Jesus knew He was going to die.¬† It wasn’t just something out of control that happened to Him. Perhaps that’s a telling … Continue reading

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Be still and know – Vicar’s comment

I wonder how often you ask someone to give you their perspective on something about you or your life? I’ve been struck recently by the fact that even when by God’s grace I think I sense where we’re heading, it’s … Continue reading

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Coping with Failure – Vicar’s comment

I wonder how you cope with failure?? My feeling is that in this country we don’t deal with it very well (although I don’t know enough about other cultures to compare). It feels to me like times of failure are … Continue reading

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“Know this love that surpasses knowledge” – Vicar’s Comment

I wonder if you’ve ever had the experience of tidying a room and it taking far longer than you planned. Why? Well because as you went through all of your stuff, you kept finding things that you’d forgotten existed and … Continue reading

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“Life in all its fullness” – Vicar’s comment

Our memory verses for the summer are taken from Psalm 139. In the opening verse of that Psalm David says ‘O LORD, you have searched me and you know me’ (NIV), before going into further detail about how God knows … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come – Vicar’s Comment

The beginning of June is when most of the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative falls this year. As Christians we all know prayer is a good thing, we all know it’s something we should be doing, and yet I think … Continue reading

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Celebrate the ‘old story’ – Comment by Chris Collins

There’s an old hymn that begins ‘Tell me the old, old story, Of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love’. At Eastertime the ‘old, old story’ is re-told at churches around the world, as … Continue reading

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