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Advent 4 Mary and Elizabeth

Does this seem a particularly dark and gloomy time of year? Or is it just me? More than ever  we need the light of the world to come among us. If He could also stop all the messages about Covid … Continue reading

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Shepherds, Sheep and Angels

Shepherds, Sheep and Angels, Advent 3 Isaiah 7: 1-7 Matthew 1:18-25           Image from Christmas Journeys Advent is the season we are well into now and looking forward to Christmas, only 12 days to go! Still … Continue reading

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Christ the King The Sunday before Advent

We are at the end of the church year! Like the calendar year of 2020, what a year!! Most people will be pleased to see this year behind us. Christ the King is the last Sunday before Advent and as … Continue reading

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Caesarea Philippi

‘On this rock, I will build my church’  Matthew 16,v 17. Caesarea Philippi is a peaceful place; it is the source of the River Jordan and the rushing streams are clear and pure as they descend from the rocks. It … Continue reading

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On the Right Road

Travelling in my car with  a very smart Sat-Nav on Friday to my office outside Cambridge, I started thinking about life’s journeys and seeing them is a similar way to any journey using Sat-Nav and changing direction. We set out … Continue reading

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On this day…

Six weeks ago I was one of a number of pilgrims from Norwich Diocese on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We stopped in the Garden of Gethsemane and looked over the valley to Jerusalem. We visited the house of … Continue reading

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Have we locked God in the church?

Have we really locked God in the church along with the pews? Did we firmly turn the key and slide the bolt so we can’t get in and He can’t get out? Over the last week , or is it … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and the princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the … Continue reading

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Signs of Hope & Blessings

Bless You – That’s my line! Blessings, God Bless You, Blessed are the poor, the hungry, those who mourn, and those who are hated because of their faith… What does it mean, blessings, blessed, bless you? Is it really a … Continue reading

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Candlemas

This is a turning point for the church year. We now move from Christmas and Epiphany towards Easter and Lent, a turning point from looking behind to looking ahead, symbolic and preparing ourselves for Easter. I think that Jesus must … Continue reading

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