A Practical Repentance

Epiphany 3 – Mark 1:14-20 At Christmas the fact of the Roman Occupation of Israel is high in our consciousness, especially in relation to the 3 Magi from the East who encounter Herod before they find Jesus and who avoid him afterwards. The slaughter of the innocents was the result. We then tend to forget…

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Seeing, Finding and Perceiving

Today’s Gospel reading, John 1:43-51, follows the Epiphany theme of ‘seeing’, ‘finding’ and ‘perceiving’. All these words can have quite mundane meanings: ‘I saw Fred on the bus today’: I found a pound coin on the pavement’: ‘I couldn’t quite perceive who it was because it was foggy.’ But all these words can have heightened…

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Baptism of Christ

Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of Christ. For us, in the church of the western world, I think it would be fair to say that this feast day has become a bit of a half hearted affair – not as cosy as Christmas and not as exotic as Epiphany. Not as picturesque…

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Sunday Worship – Plough Sunday

This week’s Sunday Service will celebrate Plough Sunday and be led by Rev Lindsay Yates. The sermon will be by Rev Will Adam. The Vicar’s Sunday afternoon sermon on the Baptism of Christ will be uploaded at 2pm. Plough Sunday is the traditional celebration of the beginning of the agricultural year. Its celebrations involve bringing…

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