The Pilgrimage to Turkey, 7-17 October 2008

A Pilgrimage Based upon the ‘Letters to the Seven Churches’ When we received our travel itinerary from McCabe Pilgrimages, the names of the places we were to visit – Istanbul, Bosporus, Izmir, Pergamum, Ephesus – promised that our trip to Turkey would be both exotic and Biblical. Soon we were off to Istanbul, a city […]

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Prayer for Zimbabwe

A Prayer from Christian Aid: Pray with us: Lord of justice and wisdom, in whom we place our hope, we place before you the crisis facing the country of Zimbabwe. We pray for immediate aid, wise leadership and an end to injustice at this critical time, as disease and extreme food shortages threaten to grip […]

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The Economy

The Economy is bad – and all the signs are that it will get worse before it gets better. This will bring much fear and anxiety to people, and for many there will be great changes, such as losing home, job, security and purpose. Our church, and every church, is here to offer help to […]

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Winter Morning

Who can regard the sun? Its all-revealing rays Dazzle the eyes of those Who too directly gaze, Yet when the mist hung low, When moisture charged to air, The sun, a soft red ball, Muted, its glittering glare, Rose in the winter dawn. So, if we seek God’s face, We cannot see it plain; Its […]

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A Walk Round Fleet Pond

How luminous the hour! How much it did contain – Good fellowship and gain Of mental pictures bright; The chequered forest floor, Roof of translucent leaves Wherein the sunshine weaves The green and gold of fall; The ducks and swans at ease, The glitter on the lake, Sedges and reeds that shake, Sound of the […]

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Response to Dawkins

A Non-Scientist’s Response to Dawkins and Others Hear our modern simplifiers, Striving hard to make it plain, Ethics springs from evolution, Mind itself is only brain. In this hour when science triumphs – Electronic wizardry – What’s become of hope and purpose And the faith that sets us free? I am ignorant of science; Others […]

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