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A Question for Easter It is not a trick question, but neither is it as straightforward as it might seem. To whom did the risen Lord first appear? It depends, of course, on which Gospel you read! St Matthew tells us that it was… Read more
The Chrism Eucharist and The New Language of Holy Week and Easter ‘That’s just the way it is’; ‘We are where we are’; ‘Get real’; ‘Wake up and smell the coffee’. You may have heard those phrases recently. I most certainly have. In fact, I have probably used… Read more
Thoughts for Holy Week If you walk down the Mount of Olives and past the Garden of Gethsemane at the bottom, and then climb up the hill to the old walled city of Jerusalem, you come to a church called St Peter in Gallicantu: St Peter at the Cock-crow. ‘Before… Read more
Thoughts for mid-Lent It is the end of March, the very moment when the United Kingdom should be leaving the European Union but isn’t quite doing so, and when international news has been focussed on the terrible attack on the mosque in Christchurch and devastation by natural disaster in southern… Read more
Generous God, Generous People Generous God, Generous People is designed to help churches. It has been written to help us reflect on what it means to live as generous Christians. There are two resources; a five week course of daily bible readings for personal use and a four session… Read more
Signs of Love and Hope Stories and narratives, truth and lies, honesty and deceit: was there ever a year in which it was so difficult to distinguish these things for what they are? Was there ever a time when it was so difficult to identify integrity in public life? Very… Read more