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Christmas starts with Christ

I often get stressed and worried when Christmas comes around because I’m thinking about how I should be spending it and what it should mean to me and to others. I worry that it has become too secularised, that we … Continue reading

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Epiphany Moments

Order of service with hymns and Bible readings here Link to the audio of my sermon (with a prayer and reading before from Fr Simon) here Transcript: I wonder if it actually happened like we’ve just heard in our Gospel reading, if there … Continue reading

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Singing Love at Christmas and Always

Sing it louder, sing it clearer Knowing everyone will hear you, Make some noise, find your voice tonight Sing it stronger, sing together Make this moment last forever Old and young Shouting love tonight hear a thousand voices shouting love … Continue reading

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Give Chickens Not Wine

A wonderful corporate gift from Oxfam for £10, you could give this to people at work or to other loved ones instead of the typical bottle of wine (or at least instead of two bottles just take one bottle along … Continue reading

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EastEnders vs Downton Abbey

I tried watching EastEnders a few years ago, and managed for about 6 months. Fairly addictive. But filled with miserable moments of destruction, it is a truly awful thing to behold. In my opinion. I was gradually feeling more and … Continue reading

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch today in my Church as an occasion for those (mostly older) who were alone for Christmas, or who simply wanted the opportunity to come together with food and friends in celebration. After saying Grace for the room, I … Continue reading

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Get Mucky?

I have a curious nature, and so today I wondered why the day after Christmas Day is called “Boxing Day”. It turns out that in the past it had been named this because it was traditionally a day following Christmas … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas :)

Happy Christmas from me… …and from my dog Lucy…

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Midnight Mass

My first Midnight Mass tonight. A bit too on the high/catholic end of the Anglican Church for me, but it was lovely to see so many people gathered, and to share in the celebration. It came upon the midnight clear, … Continue reading

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In the Bleak Midwinter

Early Song of the Week seeing as Christmas approaches… In the Bleak Midwinter is a personal favourite of mine. It still brings tears to my eyes sometimes. The beauty never detracts over time… In the bleak midwinter a stable place … Continue reading

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