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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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Happy Christmas

And all the bells on earth shall ring On Christmas Day On Christmas Day And all the bells on earth shall ring on Christmas Day In the Morning Happy Christmas to All Rev’d Sue Martin  

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Advent

Four weeks of preparation and getting ready! That’s a long time even for those, like me who are not that organised, all those endless jobs that need doing before Christmas are sitting in my lists, staring at me every day! … Continue reading

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Remembrance 2018 – 100 Years

One hundred years ago the Armistice was signed between the Allies of World War 1 and the German Empire. The cessation of hostilities took effect at 11.00 am on 11th November 1918. This year marks the centenary and Remembrance Day … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

From Papua New Guinea to England, there is joy in every place. Sometimes we just do not see it! At a community school, where all the staff are volunteers and life is quite hard, the chair of governors welcomes our … Continue reading

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Joy in Lent

Lent is a time for reflection and for giving things up. But why can’t it also be a time for joy! This year as part of a Lent Reflection I will be posting about joy.   Joy can be seen … Continue reading

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