Monthly Archives: April 2009

Spiritual Battleground

There is just so much stuff in my head at present, I’m really struggling to sift out the important, the possible, oh and write my Theological Reflection on my Placement. This morning I read an article in the Reader Magazine … Continue reading

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Baptism – engaging people in a journey

Baptism preparation is going to be among my parish ministry roles as a Lay Minister. I’ll be making the second of 3 visits made in my parish to parents and children prior to agreeing a baptism date. I’m hoping that … Continue reading

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Church for the night

Humbling and inspiring work from just inside Winchester Diocese I think (unless it’s just over the border into Salisbury’s patch) emergingchurch.info > stories > church for the night Blogged with the Flock Browser

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Honest Thomas

Saw this on Maggi Dawn’s blog and wanted to make a note of it. maggi dawn: Honest Thomas I preached on this a while back, and it also links with fond memories of a local clergyman who died last year, … Continue reading

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Dealing with bombshells

OK, so you think you’ve got the next few months planned out and then a major link in the chain drops out. Where is God in that empty, sinking, confused feeling that seems to take over every thought, and completely … Continue reading

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Best options for laptop wireless internet – away from home

Been wondering what to do to make it possible to operate on the web when away from home – like being at my Dad’s or out in the car waiting for Chris at orchestra practice or the like. This is … Continue reading

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Easter Fire

Today’s Easter Morning service at All Saints, Basingstoke was a fantastic spectacle to be part of, though I feel my feet never touched the ground. I was serving as candle bearer (starting with taking the Easter Fire and sharing it … Continue reading

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Reflections during Maundy Thursday Vigil

Last night I took part for the first time in the very moving liturgy for Maundy Thursday. My placement incumbent invited me to have my feet washed, and then to lead the intercessions. The service finished (as it should) abrubtly … Continue reading

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Why are we here?

Last Sunday, Passion Sunday, I preached (on John 12:20-33) what I think is my last assessed sermon of Reader Training, at my placement at All Saints’ Church, which is part of the Basingstoke Team. There are however plenty of other … Continue reading

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My ‘unconverted’ state

I’ve just posted on the Mothers’ Union site about Canon Andrew White’s latest venture being into the world of blogging, so to save repeating myself completely I refer you there: the children that empower and inspire I personally find this … Continue reading

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