Beating our Swords into Ploughshares

‘They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.’ These words from of the prophet Isaiah are also to be found outside the United Nations Building- alongside a powerful statue of a Blacksmith who is in the…

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Don’t Get Caught Out!

Today’s gospel reading, Matthew 25:14-30, is about being caught out – nobody likes being caught out! We usually concentrate, when we read this Parable of the Talents, on thinking about using our skills for God and/or the Church. But, coming as it does in these weeks before Advent, the focus shifts and we look at…

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Sunday Worship – The Second Sunday before Advent

The service will be led by Bishop Anthony Poggo with a sermon from Sheran Harper, President of the Mother’s Union. The worship will involve looking at how communities in different parts of the world support one another in both good times and difficult times. The service begins at 9am and can be watched at anytime…

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Sunday Worship Remembrance Sunday

This year, Remembrance Sunday worship will come from Lancaster Priory. The service starts at 9am and will be available thereafter. It was recorded before the lock down and will be led by Rev Canon Chris Newlands, Vicar of the Priory. Knuzden people who wish to pay their respects at St. Oswald’s War Memorial can do…

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Lazarus! Come out!

Years ago, I went to a performance of John’s Gospel at St Luke’s Church in Blackburn – just next to St Wilfrid’s School. I say ‘performance’ because it featured a solitary actor who proclaimed the whole of John’s Gospel from memory – not a BIble in sight. The audience all sat in the nave, in…

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