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Clergy Ramblings:

 Welcome to the Clergy Ramblings section. This is where our Clergy will share is thoughts and such.

From the Rector

Well, to start with that looks a little strange - at least, it does to me! Maybe it does to you too, as you have been without one for so long! A re...

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A new beginning!!

Steve officially left us in January 2015 but he was unwell from September 2014, so it is effectively two years since we had a leader in our Mission...

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Brexit and all that!

With the referendum result leaving a policy vacuum, it seemed that the whole establishment of the country was in turmoil. I imagine we were all dis...

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Should Judas have been forgiven?

Recently a member of one of our congregations showed me an article claiming that Judas Iscariot has had a "Bad Press". Surely, it asked, ...

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Jesus and Rugby

Is the Gospel like a contact sport? Having noted the recent suggestion that tackling be removed from school rugby, I was about to start writing...

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Modern Disciples

In the Gospels we read a great deal about Jesus' disciples. We sometimes refer to Peter, James & John as friends of Jesus and so we should....

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Immanuel: God With Us

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.” What a rush. Shopping, presents, then t...

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Trick or Treat - Harmless or Dangerous?

Hallowe'en is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, in the belief that on the night before their New Year on ...

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Does God deal with Rogues?

One of the surprising impressions that even a superficial reading of the Bible will give is the number of rogues that appear in its pages. The idea...

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Amazing Grace

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me". One of our favourite hymns which is not only sung in churches up and d...

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