Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mothering Sunday: the Pain and the Grief

Half way through Lent the Church of England celebrates Mothering Sunday. The rest of the UK celebrates Mothers’ Day – a day to spoil and say thank you to mum, but the church celebrates something different. Mothering Sunday is also … Continue reading

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Lent 3: Struggling through the Wilderness

Each Lent I am reminded of the denouement at the end of the film (and of course novel), Chocolat. The Mayor  who had been most rigidly observing the Lenten fast, and warning everyone of the evils of the ‘magic’ of the chocolaterie, … Continue reading

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Lent 2: Going on a bear hunt

Mary is our guest writer again this week, and she’s taking us on a bear hunt!   Who among you knows the children’s tale, “We’re going on a bear hunt?” So some of you know it, some of you don’t, … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Lent Temptation cakes

Cakes? In Lent? Ah well, if you count the days from Ash Wednesday and include Sundays, you are going to run out of time – there are more than 40 days, if you include Sunday; but, you see, we don’t … Continue reading

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Lent 1: Bread of Heaven

SO the great fast has begun. 40 days (and nights) of eating nothing particularly exciting (or not drinking/smoking/playing on the x-box/facebook – delete as appropriate).There’s a heaviness at the thought of ‘nothing nice’ for what seems like forever; but there’s … Continue reading

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