Category Archives: Thought for the week

A series of short pieces published on Facebook and otherwise circulated during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The connecting power of a ‘thank you’

Growing up in my family we were expected to start the painful work of writing thank you letters the day after Boxing Day.  In my husband’s family thank you’s were, and are, always expressed in person or on the phone. 

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A pattern of dying and new life

Perhaps it is because I have reached, dare I say it, mid-life.  Or perhaps it is because of the year or so that we have just had and our still fragile hope for being now beyond it.  Either way, I … Continue reading

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A season for the ‘life that gives life’

In the seasons of the Christian year, last Sunday was the Feast of Pentecost and I was surprised to find that last Monday was noted in my Google calendar as Whit Monday.  Whitsun is an older name for Pentecost and … Continue reading

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Praying the psalms for the days of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’

Revd Priscilla Slusar, Rural Dean and ‘Lordsbridge Support Minister’, writes: The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have designated the time between Ascension Day and Pentecost as a time for focused prayer.  This programme of prayer is called Thy Kingdom Come; … Continue reading

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Blessings for change

The first part of this prayer popped up on my social media feed again today.  Often attributed as a Franciscan prayer it is in fact, as far as I can discover, written by Benedictine Sister Ruth Fox nearly 40 years … Continue reading

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Six mini-reflections for after Easter

These simple reflections were created for Facebook and published every few days during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. They are reposted with minor changes, here, and one by one on social media, for Easter season 2021.

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Prayers on the anniversary of the first lockdown

Lord, we bring these last twelve months to you:

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On feeling unsafe, and finding a rock to stand on

I’ve been thinking about the feeling of un-safety this week.  What does it do to us when we experience the world or an aspect of it as unsafe? 

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Telling an old story, singing a new song

A note from the Team Rector to all the churches of the Lordsbridge Team, on the occasion of Claire Robertson’s licensing as the new Team Vicar. This weekend we welcome Revd Claire Robertson to the Lordsbridge Team as a Team … Continue reading

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Medicine for the soul

More and more of us are getting vaccinated. And that is a good thing.  Our hopes and prayers are for a resumption of in-person school (and church) and for a gradual re-creation of the freedom we enjoyed together. Many of … Continue reading

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