Monthly Archives: November 2015

Soul Food: Advent Foodbank Fast – Day 1

Advent, like lent, is a time of fasting, almsgiving and praying. This year our family is undertaking the Foodbank Fast, inspired by the wonderful Trussel Trust and Foodbanks around the country who provide emergency food parcels for those who find … Continue reading

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St Andrew: the fisher of men.

It’s a story we know very well – Jesus walks past some fishermen and decides that they will make good disciples. ‘Follow me’ he says, and they do, immediately dropping their nets and leaving their family businesses behind. Read more … Continue reading

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Advent Sunday: Back to the Future

Something rather special happened on October 21 2015. ‘Generation X – ers’ like myself, found ourselves living in ‘the future’: a day that had been predicted back in the 80s when Michael J Fox was time travelling in stonewashed denim. … Continue reading

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The Feast of Christ the King

This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. It is the culmination of the liturgical year – the baby whose birth we await in Advent, is now the King upon the throne. The readings set for today, however, … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Christ the King

The church year ends with the feast of Christ the King. Some think of this festival as rather a contrived event, and it is mostly overlooked, however, in our culture which jumps straight into Christmas as soon as the first … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Stir Up Sunday

The last Sunday of the church year has traditionally been known as ‘Stir up Sunday’. The term comes from the collect for the day Stir up we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously … Continue reading

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Soul Food: All Soul’s Day (2nd November)

So what is the difference between All Saints Day and All Souls Day? This has puzzled me for several years and I have to confess to not even having been aware that they were 2 separate celebrations for quite a … Continue reading

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