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Nehemiah – responsibility and working together #ActOfWorship #Schools

This week I’ve achieved another first in curacy, my first Act of Worship in our local CofE Junior School. The brief was to link the theme of RESPONSIBILITY (joint responsibility, working together in school) to the story of Nehemiah rebuilding God’s people, … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Pentecost – Thank you St. Peter’s Yateley

Ever since Pentecost 1988 when I first acknowledged an encounter with God as being through the power of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost has been special. A time to celebrate that God’s power is so much more than we can imagine, … Continue reading

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My name is Thomas (John 20:19-31 and Acts 2:14a and 22-32)

Part 1 (confused, uncertain, slightly hyper, critical of self) My name is Thomas. He’s gone. Jesus that is. Not just dead, but dead and gone. Gone from his tomb. Peter, Peter said so. John backed him up. Mary, well Mary … Continue reading

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Old and new #givingitup 9th March #Lent2014

In todays reflection (First Sunday in Lent) Maggi Dawn highlights the fact that in Luke 5:33-39 it becomes really obvious to those who see Jesus interacting with his disciples that as a community of friends they do not make a … Continue reading

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Sermon: Jesus Christ is enough – Galatians 1:11-end

Been a while since I preached, but tonight at our Evening Service of Holy Communion with Prayer for Healing, I’ve had the chance to get to grips with Paul’s earliest letter, the one he sent to the Galatians.  There is … Continue reading

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Building the aeroplane in flight – reflections on #winchestermission

When I set out to our Diocesan Conference, stuck as I am in a funny place half-way through ordination training,  my sense of calling dry, and confused as to how and where God is shaping my future, my personal prayer … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and Celebration – Genesis 42v1-13 and Luke 11v1-4

This morning I preached at our first Summer Sunday combined service, to those of St. Peter’s Yateley who hadn’t yet left for New Wine, or otherwise gone on holiday. It forms the last of a sequence of sermons on the … Continue reading

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Creative bits of Liturgy for Ash Wednesday 2013

The Ash Wednesday service for the EDGY group (Eversley, Derby Green and Yateley) had a focus on how Lent might prompt us not just to give up things, but give them away. The preacher focused in part on our newly launched … Continue reading

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Wedding Admin – the wisdom of limited experience

Today I handed over the last of the administrative responsibilities I have accumulated over my recent years as a Reader at St Peter’s, Yateley: the administration of Banns of Marriage, reading of Banns, and writing of Banns Certificates, along with the … Continue reading

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Changes – Because God Calls

Today formally marked the significant changes that are happening in my life. During a particularly God-filled Family Communion service this morning,  I was prayed for, (commissioned if you like), by trusted colleagues, friends and fellow members of St Peter’s, from … Continue reading

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