Monthly Archives: February 2015

Soul Food: Lenten recipes

As mentioned in my post on Ash Wednesday the hardest thing about giving up meat for lent is finding ways to eat vegetables and feel that we’ve had a proper meal (more cabbage anyone?). One way is to order a Veg Box … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, referred to as Ash Wednesday because of the spiritual observance of receiving the ‘imposition of ashes’ – a small sign of the cross upon the forehead made with the ashes of last … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Shrove Tuesday

The beginning of lent is preceded by Shrove Tuesday (commonly known as Pancake Day). As we prepare to fast through the following 40 days (echoing the time that Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing for his ministry), we use pancakes … Continue reading

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Ordinary Time: Do you see what I see?

When I first read through the gospel passage in preparation for this week’s sermon, I was taken back a couple of weeks to the Baptism of Jesus. Then we heard those words, ‘this is my Son, who I love and … Continue reading

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Soul Food: St Valentine’s Day (14th February)

Saint Valentine doesn’t get a huge mention in the spiritual world, but the greetings card companies certainly make up for it. I think that perhaps we are wrong to ignore this festival of love, after all ‘God is love, and … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Candlemas (2nd February)

Candlemas is another name for the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple – in the Christian church it is the last feast of Christmas and this really is the very last day for keeping up your Christmas decorations. … Continue reading

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Ordinary Time: In the beginning…

This Sunday marks the beginning of Ordinary Time in the Anglican church; not ordinary as in boring but ordinary as in God is with us all the time and not just in the extraordinary times. So it seems rather odd … Continue reading

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