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Churchyard Nature – when Yellow turns to Red

Growing among the roses in the churchyard just now is a ragwort, the yellow wild flower famous for being poisonous to horses. It is also known for being attractive to the caterpillars of the Cinnabar moth and our example is covered in them. These striking yellow and black creatures adore ragwort and provide a useful…

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I am the bread of life

Proper 13 It wouldn’t be an exaggeration for me to say that I spent several hours contemplating today’s Gospel  before I even began to think about writing my sermon. I really struggle with this passage from John. I struggle because Jesus seems to berate the crowd who followed him. They were poor folk who struggled…

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Saint James

James and his brother John were Galilean fishermen, called by Jesus to become disciples. They were the sons of Zebediah or Zebedee. In tradition, their mother was called Salome (not the same one who danced before Herod) – it was she who, in one gospel account, asked Jesus if her sons could sit on either…

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Sunday Worship – Feast of Saint James

This week’s service of Holy Communion at St. Oswald’s will be led by the Vicar with Rev’d Canon Michael Ratcliffe preaching. The theme will be Saint James, the Apostle. The service starts at 10am and will last around 40 minutes followed by tea and coffee. You are most welcome! St. Oswald’s still has socially distanced…

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