Second Sunday of Easter

Friday 9 April 2021

Having been in lockdown in one way or another for the last 12 months or so, our story to varying degrees has had moments of the heroic, tragic and comedic.

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Easter Day

Thursday 1 April 2021

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair.” Pope John Paul II implored, “We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

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Global Coffee on Palm Sunday

Friday 26 March 2021

St Martin’s goes by many names which I sometimes believe can aggrandise us a little: The ‘Royal Parish Church’, (well there are some very uncomfortable antique royal chairs).

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Small actions and big impacts

Friday 19 March 2021

My boss in my last job was often heard to say with regard to a tricky issue “You can’t boil the ocean”.

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Thought for the Week, Sunday 14 March 2021

Friday 12 March 2021

This year I’m watching the steady increase in daylight hours with heightened interest, along with the appearance of the blue of iris flowers and the yellow of daffodils in my garden.

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How to be Happy

Friday 5 March 2021

Last week, BBC Radio 4’s Positive Thinking explored the question of ‘how to be happy’.

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The Best Wine

Friday 26 February 2021

At our Lent Group in which we are reflecting on John’s Gospel, this week we looked at the Wedding of Cana.

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Standing on the Threshold

Friday 19 February 2021

In her poem, Prospective Immigrants, Please Note, Adrienne Rich (1929-2012), invites her readers to consider a rich definition of immigrants.

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St. Valentine’s Day

Thursday 11 February 2021

Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th century poem Parlement of Foules contains what is probably the first written reference to the idea that St. Valentine’s Day is a special day for lovers.

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