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Lent

Spring is in the air. Snowdrops and aconites are carpeting the ground, daffodil shoots are emerging and the birds are busy in nest making mode. Signs of new life are all around.I appreciate living in a country that witnesses the … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Reflection

“And that of course is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the worlds seemingly most indifferent” Taylor Caldwell It’s winter solstice, the day with the least daylight and the longest … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Reflections

I travelled back to my cousins farm in Norfolk last night after preaching at a Portuguese speaking service, listening in the car to Radio 2 broadcasting from the Royal Albert Hall, a poignant and moving occasion.  This morning 14 years … Continue reading

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Words Matter

Words Matter… Saying our Northumbria Community Morning Office, (Celtic Daily Prayer), I affirmed my belief and trust in Christ in the words from our Declaration of Faith, “You have the words of Eternal life“.Words of life, words of blessing. Such … Continue reading

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Why Post on Facebook?

One of the primary reasons why I post on Facebook, apart from some sharing and reading news, is to provoke and stimulate thinking and discussion among friends and followers on some of the issues that we face as a society.  … Continue reading

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Easter Reflection

The dawn broke heralding a new day. The first sounds of creation were all around us welcoming not just any day but Easter Day. The day of celebration, the day that changed everything, a day that offers hope and peace.  … Continue reading

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Remembering the Good Friday Agreement and our Present Political Crisis

On a day when we remember the signing of the Good Friday Peace Agreement, it’s timely to be reminded of the words of Bill Clinton, when he was President of the United States. Speaking outside the Guildhall in Derry/Londerrry, Northern … Continue reading

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In celebration of women

Marking International Women’s day on Friday, I turned to our Northumbria Community liturgy Canaire – In celebration of women and gave thanks to God for the many women who have blessed my own and many others lives.I read about how … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Reflection

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. An intentional season of prayer, fasting and generosity. Deploying and exercising some of the spiritual disciplines, this season provides us with an … Continue reading

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Appreciation​ of things don​​e well

It’s the perfectionist bit in me, (which has its strengths and weaknesses) but I really appreciate it when things are done well. I’m reasonably relaxed when they are not so good but love when someone uses their God given gifts … Continue reading

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