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Christmas Day sermon – nominative determinism and Jesus as Saviour

Ask kids to bring up toys. What are their names? When Mary was told by the angel Gabriel to name her son Jesus, the name carries with it the purpose for which he was born. Jesus comes from the Latin … Continue reading

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Midnight service talk – when the holy meets the unholy

One of the things I like most about the midnight service is the special sense of quiet which is almost holy. There’s something different about coming to church in the middle of the night. As I grew up in rural … Continue reading

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From the vicarage Dec 2011

Can you remember what it’s like as a child when you open the first window of your advent calendar?  You feel the thrill of the start of the countdown to Christmas as you discover what’s behind the first window.  It … Continue reading

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2nd anniversary of being a vicar

At a funeral yesterday I was asked how long I’d being doing what I do.  “Two years tomorrow” I replied.  That always raises eyebrows in surprise, but not as much as saying I left Singapore and a career in structural … Continue reading

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God’s Big Picture – Lent course at Holy Trinity

The bible has 66 books written by around 40 authors over a period of more than 1300 years. Have you ever wondered how the bible fits together as a unity and how we know it was written by a single … Continue reading

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From the vicarage March 2011

From the vicarage March 2011 On 6th March an invited group of church members will be gathering to think and pray about forming a nucleus of small groups. Please be praying for us as we start on this journey, faithfully … Continue reading

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Vicarage chills in the snow

We woke up to another cold morning in the vicarage with thick ice on the inside of all our windows. There’s a rumour that the canon law requiring the vicar to wear a night cap has never been repealed. I’m … Continue reading

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