Thought for the Week

02
Jun

Suffering

I was asked again recently why, if he loves us, God allows us to suffer. There are whole libraries of books dedicated to this question, and over two thousand years […]

23
Apr

Happy Easter

Easter is the major Christian celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; a day on which we celebrate the good news that Christ conquered death. Just before Easter […]

28
Mar

The Fig Tree

We are well and truly in Lent. Our lectionary takes us through readings that challenge us in our discipleship. But our readings are also an encouragement. The parable of the […]

15
Mar

Oxford Cathedral

Some of our congregation act as volunteers at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, while, like some members of the Ministry team, I act as a Day Chaplain once or twice […]

05
Mar

Lent

The Season of Lent starts this week with Ash Wednesday. Lent is used by many to give up things – biscuits, cake, chocolate, alcohol and so on. Some will decide […]

04
Feb

Candlemas

The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas) marks the end of Christmas and the Epiphany Season. Nativity figures are put away for another […]

30
Jan

Yesterday (Sunday 27th) we had two challenging readings in our Church services. The first reading was the account of Jesus’ first appearance in public as he went to the synagogue […]

24
Jan

Monuments

St Edburg’s Church has more than 80 monuments commemorating the dead over the last 500 years.Various stone wall-monuments, brasses, stained glass windows, with even one of wood, they are a […]

15
Jan

The Baptism of Christ

On Sunday we celebrated Jesus’s baptism by his kinsman, John the Baptist, which marked the beginning of Jesus’s world-changing ministry. Ritual purification had been part of Jewish practice going back […]

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