Discerning the voice of the Good Shepherd

I’ve just been away on holiday. I suppose any holiday in the English Lake District will inevitably involve encounters with sheep. I saw plenty of the beautiful Herdwick sheep which are such a feature of the Lake District fells, and there were lots of lambs. One day I stopped at a smallholding where there were…

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A new vocation

Week 7 – Easter Day Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, Who are you?’ because they knew it was the Lord. Reading John 21.1-19 Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and…

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Sunday Worship – Easter Day

St. Oswald’s Easter service of Holy Communion will begin at 10.00 am. It will be led by the Vicar. There will be the lighting if the Easter candle and the renewal of Baptism vows. There is a small play area for young children. After the service, there will be hot cross buns and Easter eggs…

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A strange kind of king

Holy Week – Good Friday “Carrying the cross by himself, Jesus went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross…

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Just as I have loved you

Holy Week – Wednesday 13 April “Jesus said, ‘I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’” Reading John 13.21-35 Jesus Foretells His Betrayal After…

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