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beyond numbers…

numbers again, statistics read, those who have died, intensive care beds, vaccines available, centers, deniers, compliers, fines handed out, wedding parties and wakes, funerals, votes/ voters… redundancies, the lost, the lost hopers… + those who hope against all the odds… … Continue reading

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What do I want…?

Sitting here in lockdown, gazing over the rooftops before me, a question echoes in my mind… What do you want, he asked me, the question was loaded, searching my deeper self my dreams and longings… but my dreams, my longings … Continue reading

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Pastoral letter: the call to change

Dear Friends, As always I wonder how you are, and hope that this letter finds you both well and safe. It is a  very blustery day I am watching the clouds race across the sky, catching glimpses of the sun … Continue reading

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Seeking compassion: Pastoral letter 16-01-2021

Dear Friends, As I sit and write today I am looking across a very snowy city,  the sun is shining and everything is sparkling, I don’t know about you, but I love snow, it brings out the child in me. … Continue reading

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Holding out hope: Pastoral letter 8th January 2021

Dear Friends, I am back at my desk writing letters after taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. So first may I take the opportunity to wish you many blessings for the year ahead, although I guess … Continue reading

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Longest Night Liturgy

Prayers for the longest night: Tonight we gather, as we have before, To worship, to pray, to support one another, this time has become a time of refuge. We gather EVEN WHEN WE FEEL LOST, LONELY AND AFRAID. We gather … Continue reading

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Signs of the kingdom to come- Advent 3- Pastoral letter

11th December 2020 Dear Friends, Here we are at the 3rd Sunday of advent, by some miracle I have done all of my Christmas shopping and simply need to get a few things posted out, maybe because we haven’t had … Continue reading

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Pastoral letter- advent 2: Hope on the horizon

4th December 2020 Dear Friends, Once again how are you, I hope that you are doing well as we move through this very different advent time, as I sit and write this morning it is snowing outside, and the usual … Continue reading

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Pastoral letter – Advent 1

Dear Friends, Well here we are at the beginning of traditional Advent time, there will be just 4 Sundays between now and Christmas Day. I wonder how you are feeling about that, especially as it feels like we have spent … Continue reading

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A different kind of king- a different kind of kingdom- Pastoral letter 20-11-2020

20th November 2020 Dear Friends, First, as I always do I ask you how you are, this is not an idle question, I am genuinely interested, and that causes me to reflect that when I am asked that question, that … Continue reading

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