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The Gift of baptism

“It’ll be no use their putting their heads down and saying “Come up again, dear!” I shall only look up and say “Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I’ll come … Continue reading

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Faith and Doubt – True Companions

“Doubting Thomas.” The name by which the central character of today’s Gospel is commonly known. It is a simplistic description when you think about it. It gives Thomas no credit for any other quality. Much like you might think of … Continue reading

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I appointed you to go and bear fruit that will last

We go into the world not because we’re worthy, or experienced or even suitable, mostly. We go because God’s called and summoned us and sent us out to bear fruit that will last.

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Introducing St Mark’s CRC 2014 Conference Programme

2013 CRC conference

Information about the 2014 CRC conferences. Download the 2014 booking form here. 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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Coming to Faith

As our sermon series exploring Christian beginnings continues, we find ourselves this morning reflecting on how the faith of Jesus, a Galilean charismatic prophet and sage, became the faith not only of other Israelites, but also of members of many … Continue reading

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The Next 50 Years

Tombs don’t need to be emptied.  They can remain occupied.  It’s so much more manageable when they do.  For all the grief and loss that surrounds them, there is at least a path to follow, albeit a painful one. Unoccupied … Continue reading

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Affirming Thomas

Thomas often gets a bad press. Doubting Thomas sounds like moral censure. But the story as told by John does not condemn Thomas. Thomas was not there when, as the first part of the gospel told us, Jesus appeared to … Continue reading

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Christmas Unwrapped – 10 & 17 December 2012

Christmas Unwrapped

CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED: A fresh look at the gospel stories of Jesus’ birth.  Discover how to read them as the evangelists intended. A two-part seminar on Mondays 10 and 17 December at 7.30 pm in the lounge.  All welcome.

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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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