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Thomas the disciple and Paddington the Bear

    Some time ago the film Paddington Bear 2 came out. If, like me you are fan of Paddington, you will know the story and the character of Paddington Bear. Michael Bond was the author of the Paddington Bear … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

What is Easter all about? Why do we have so much chocolate?  CBBC explains the history of Easter, eggs and chocolate.   A weekend of wet weather in the UK could certainly turn us all into eating chocolate. But the real … 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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Epiphany

To show or to make known, to be made manifest, the meaning of Epiphany. It is also a revelation or an ‘epiphany’, when all becomes clear. In church it is marked by the colours of gold and white and is … Continue reading

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Remembrance November 11th 2017

Sunday 11th November St Nicholas Church Gayton  Remembrance Sunday If we do not remember it can happen again I think myself as lucky for being part of a generation that has not known war close at hand. But I have … Continue reading

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Rocky ground, thorns and good soil

The Parable of the Sower – Rocky ground, thorns and good soil. We all have time with rocky ground, thorns and good soil. I would like to tell you about my garden. Living in a new house for nearly a … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene and the women by the cross

Mary Magdalene is of high importance in the story of Jesus, not just for the role she played as one of the women by the cross , but throughout all the gospels she appears and is seen with Jesus and … Continue reading

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Welcome at West New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea

In September 2015, I arrived in West New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea. The warriors were the most spectacular sight and a welcome of dance, colour and warmth. We were to see the dancers on a few occasion, they were … Continue reading

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Come away and rest a while…

  Seventh Sunday after Trinity July 19th    2015 ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ Says Jesus to the disciples. Mark 6:31 What a powerful few words. How often would we like someone to … Continue reading

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The best gift of all! The Holy Spirit

Acts 2: 1- 21 And just how amazed do you think the disciples would have been to find that they were speaking in different languages! Can you imagine it now? What would people have said? A great crowd of people … Continue reading

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