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Thursday Reflections

How do we listen?

This morning’s text is Matthew 5 v 20-26 if you want to look i up in your Bible. It comes from the Sermon on the Mount which is considered to be Jesus’ most important sermon to His followers. The sermon has been called a manifesto, a handbook for Christian living , a mission statement …. what I want to reflect on this morning however is not what Jesus is saying but how we are listening!

This is perhaps more important to any manifesto or mission statement than it’s content. How are the listeners engaging with this statement of intent? In order to help us reflect on  below is a slideshow of various pieces of art which I invite you to consider around the theme of the crowds and how they are listening.

s you view it ask yourself .. how do I listen to Jesus’ message in my life?

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Please feel free to comment on this page below with any thoughts or reflections on this.

News and Events

Wild Worship Field Guide

On these sunny days the Church doors might be locked but the possibilities for worship and wonder are well and truly open. Attached is a link to a Wild Worship Field Guide perfect for our rural communities from the garden, through a window, or walking around a churchyard. Feel free to click, download and print off then use as individuals or families to worship in these wild times!!

Click to access creative_prayer_idea_wild_worship_field_guide.pdf

Thursday Reflections

Between Ascension and Pentecost

Dear Friends,

We are in the time between Ascension and Pentecost when the disciples were gathered in an upper room of a house in Jerusalem wondering what would happen next. Perhaps we can understand this better than ever this year. Waiting, wondering, worrying! The Bible text today brings some comfort in these troubled times and thoughts! I attach a link to the reading with a brief reflection and the words of the Jesuit Community prayer for today.

John 17_20-26

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Our Ascension Day Gallery

Below is a Video made by a good friend of mine in Leeds ( who is currently working with a Theologian form Leeds Church Institute on a project to explore Art and Faith. Have a look as he reminds us why Art and Faith are so closely linked. And then have a look at our Benefice Art Gallery below that to see what we have expressed in these times of creative opportunity ….. if you would like to contribute a picture email with it attached. God Bless!




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