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St Mark’s – a time for self examination?

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When Sue announced in church the news of Bishop Philip’s nomination, she said that this would evoke a number of different responses….. Continue reading

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Statement from the Bishop of Doncaster regarding the Rt Revd Philip North

Statement from the Bishop of Doncaster regarding the Rt Revd Philip North. Continue reading

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A Gated Community?

Praise be for light, its ever radiant spark embracing and encompassing the dark. Praise be for light, the light of mutual love, its flame within, without, below, above. Eve Saunders Why do we bother with church? I met up with … Continue reading

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Living Baptism

If someone was to ask us when and where we were born, I suspect that most of us would be able to supply the answers.  In many cases, we would also be able to provide a birth certificate including additional … Continue reading

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Hope

Our two readings this morning have more in common than you might first think.  And whilst I suspect that few of us will have found them easy to hear or relate to, with so many challenging theological ideas and so … Continue reading

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What are churches for?

To my mind, this morning’s Gospel passage, lifted from the so-called ‘high-priestly prayer’ attributed to Jesus, which runs the full length of John chapter 17, is one of the most intriguing, incomprehensible and infuriating passages of scripture.  It is intriguing … Continue reading

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Water into Wine

Returning from Broomhill the other day, it suddenly struck me that St Mark’s is situated between a clinic offering cosmetic surgery and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.  The former promises to hone your body to perfection –  a tuck here, a … Continue reading

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Making Jesus Visible

I decided to go to church.  Not because 1 wanted to be saved, nor because l wanted solace from the cross.  Rather, I wanted the comfort of other people’s faith.  I like to be anonymous among the hymn-singing crowd, the … Continue reading

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