Thought for the Week

17
Oct

A modern day parable

This autumn I began watching “Strictly Come Dancing” for the very first time. The programme had never appealed to me but this year I was intrigued to see how the […]

25
Sep

The ultimate story about unfairness …

This week’s story from the Gospel of Matthew makes for startling reading, as Jesus tells the ultimate story about unfairness.  The owner of a vineyard hired workers at various points […]

18
Sep

Heritage Day

Last Saturday was Heritage Day at St Edburgs. For the first time this was part of the national Open Doors programme, and deliberately coincided with the Ride and Stride fund-raising […]

21
Jul

Happy Holy-Days!

As schools break up for the summer, many people are wishing each other “happy holidays”.  What does the word “holiday” mean to you? For some, it will mean going away; […]

14
Jul

Compulsion and compassion

Sunday’s lectionary reading from Romans starts with the Apostle Paul making this statement: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I […]

30
Jun

The importance of scaffolding

The Importance of Scaffolding As I write this, scaffolding is going up around the tower of St Edburgs. Its purpose is to enable the fabric of the tower to be […]

04
Jun

Physics and Stardust, Creeds and Compassion

Just over 100 years ago Albert Einstein developed the best known equation in physics –  E=mc2. The equation describes the intimate relationship between energy (E), mass (m) and the speed […]

22
May

Rogation Days

In the run-up to Ascension Day on Thursday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are Rogation Days. These days are less well known in the church than they used to be, since […]

10
May

Christian Aid

Have you read the reading from the Acts of the Apostles which was set for Sunday, 7th May? It tells us of the very beginning of the Christian Church. It […]

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