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Bearing the Light of Christ

May the light of the Gospel of Christ shine into all our hearts, dispelling the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, to reveal awareness of your love and presence. Amen. Candlemas is one of the feasts that we don’t always celebrate. … Continue reading

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Sermon preached at the All Souls Commemoration Service

Tomb by Ann Lewin The place of remembering: where as the work of grief is done, memory recovers its perspective. Letting the dead one go, with aching sense of loss, opens the way to finding again a rounded person, gifts … Continue reading

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‘Things We’d Rather Not think About …’ A fresh look at traditional Advent themes

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THINGS WE’D RATHER NOT THINK ABOUT was the title of a series of Sunday 10 am sermons and 6 pm led reflective evenings which took a fresh look at the traditional Advent themes: death, judgement, dying, heaven & hell. The resources produced for the evening reflections are available to download below. Continue reading

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Dying

Several years ago I used to volunteer at a hospice in Nottingham.  When I first arrived, I was intrigued to see two men sitting at sewing machines working with brightly coloured fabric.  They were making kites!  They told me it … Continue reading

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Judgement

‘It is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that judgement.’ Heb 9.27 Not very long ago I watched an episode of ‘Who do you think you are?’ – it’s a programme about ancestry, which features the family tree … Continue reading

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Death

This is the first sermon in our series on ‘Things we would rather not think about.’  It is concerned with death, one of society’s remaining taboos.  And because death is a reality affecting us personally, both in terms of experiencing … Continue reading

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Remembering our loved ones

THE PLACE of remembering: Whereas the work of grief is done, Memory recovers its perspective. Letting the dead one go, With aching sense of loss, Opens the way to finding again A rounded person, gifts and faults Delights and irritations; … Continue reading

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