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Relentless love

I wonder who else is feeling worn down by relentless questions.  Is it safe or not?  Is it legal or not?  Should we do it or not?  What will happen next?  What should we plan for September, or October?  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Enhancing the immune system

This week’s thought-for-the-week for the Lordsbridge Churches and friends has been written by Revd Paul Garnell, curate and member of the Lordsbridge Churches core clergy team. In promising news, the Oxford coronavirus vaccine under rushed development has been found to … Continue reading

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God is not self-isolating

Many people are longing to be able to use the church buildings again. For some, this may be about meeting friends in the church community; for others, it may be about being in that physical place; for still others, it … Continue reading

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‘How much longer…?’

“How much longer will it be before we can…?” The sporting world is beginning to plan ahead, whilst others are still firmly in ‘wait and see’ mode. There is talk of social isolation in some form continuing for many months. … Continue reading

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People of grace

As we settle into the 50 days of the Church’s Easter season, we also find ourselves settling into an extension of the lockdown. The 50 days that follow Easter are usually a good time to remember that, as Christians, we are … Continue reading

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Mini-reflections for each day in Easter week

A mini-reflection for Monday in Easter week. The risen Jesus came to Mary in the garden and turned her tears into joy. Jesus is risen indeed, Alleluia! “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you … Continue reading

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The song of the saints – reflections for All Saints Day

Let me tell you about a song that began long ago when words like ‘began’ and ‘long ago’ made no sense because time and place had not yet been invented.  But the song was there, wherever there was, and from … Continue reading

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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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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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