Author Archives: Alison Myers

About Alison Myers

I am Team Rector for the Lordsbridge Team of Churches, a cluster of 11 villages west of Cambridge. Within the Team, I am Vicar of Hardwick and Dry Drayton, and Lead Minister for Pioneering Projects.

What I did on my sabbatical

I remember it as a ritual of primary school life, an acknowledgement that the summer break was over and the new term had begun: the writing of a few sentences, and the drawing of a picture, under the wobbly heading, … Continue reading

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Reflections, Sunday 11th August 2019 – Jesus said, “Do not be afraid, little flock, your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom”.

“Do not be afraid, little flock”, Jesus said to his listeners, to those who were shaping their lives around his teaching. People, I hope, like us.  Do not be afraid, little flock.  These words, to me, sound tender, loving.  Can … Continue reading

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Adrian Chatfield on ‘Making good use of the season of Lent’

Adrian Chatfield writes: The development of Lent is something of a mystery, and scholars are divided on its origins. We know, however, what we have now: a 40 day period of fasting, reflection and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s … Continue reading

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How are you observing Lent this year?

Traditionally in the week or so before Lent actually begins Christians confessed their sins and discerned with their confessors what would be fruitful Lenten penances.  We may not want to talk about penance these days; Lenten discipline or Lenten practice … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday reflections

These reflections were given as a homily at the Ash Wednesday service for the Lordsbridge churches hosted by St Mary’s Hardwick in 2019 What is Ash Wednesday for?  Here are three answers to that question any one of which, or … Continue reading

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A Way of Life: Holiness (Sunday Reflections, July 2018)

This Sunday as part of our Way of Life series we take the second of the clauses in the baptismal commission:  “Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?” There … Continue reading

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Kigali trip: a tale of two rural churches

This is Pastor Emmanuel, assistant pastor of Masaka parish, and his wife Immaculate.  We are standing outside Gako church, one of the two local ‘satellite’ churches that are part of Masaka parish.  At least it would be one of the … Continue reading

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