Looking back…looking forward

January may be rapidly disappearing but has not completely left us as I write this. The month which starts our year is named after Janus, the two faced Roman god of beginnings and transitions. This is appropriate as the short cold days and long dark nights of this time of...

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Jesus. The Reason for the Season

One of my Christmas decorations is a firm favourite with my godchildren: it is a set of Nativity stacking dolls. Borrowing from the tradition of Russian Dolls, mine feature characters from the Nativity story. Nestling inside the three kings are a shepherd, Mary, an angel, a donkey and in the...

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Rebecca Reflects on Foot Washing

We have just had ordination season in the Church of England and my newsfeed is full of pictures of new deacons and priests and photographs of past ordinations popping up as memories. It is exciting to see so many people answering God’s call to serve the Church in this particular...

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Rebecca on Thy Kingdom Come

Research conducted by the Church of England in the run up to Easter had some surprising results. Although the numbers of people coming to church have dropped, six out of seven people polled said that they believe prayer can be answered and only one in seven people said that they...

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