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New Wine tops for inspiring talks on Community Transformation

21 Apr 2018 09:54


The end of February saw several of us heading off for Harrogate to attend the New Wine Leadership Conference.  Not only was the weather exceptional (snow and lots of it) but the talks were absolutely out of this world.  Prepare to change your thinking with a simple click. To find out more visit the New […]


Absalom, O Absalom

30 Jan 2018 10:54


My brother, a Methodist minister, gave me ‘The Lectionary 2018’  for Christmas.  Having never followed it, except for main Sunday services, I am amazed at how it connects, builds and illuminates the message. For instance, Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Epiphany, the message was the authority of Jesus.  Monday’s reading showed Jesus exorcising a demon […]


Growing Spirituality

19 Apr 2017 09:52


A new book about the Ecumenical County of Cumbria  Growing Spirituality is a personal reflection on the spirituality of Cumbria.  This book briefly tells the story of the faith from the first Christians to those denominations that signed the covenant partnership and supported it in Carlisle Cathedral on 27th November 2016. In telling the story […]


The Lesson of the Looking Glass

10 Apr 2017 10:35


Heavenly Light on Daily Life This meditation was originally published in April 2014.  It is a timely message as we walk through Holy Week in the year 2017. A Series of devotionals by Lilias Trotter, Lesson 1 Wherever there are women there are looking-glasses, from the Sherifa with her great mirror framed in carving and gilding, […]


Signs and Wonders

4 Jan 2017 12:26


When it finally came, who knew in advance?  Though the moment had been foretold through the ages, did anyone recognise it when the day arrived?  And how did it come?  A visitation.  A scandal.  A promise.  The birth of a child.  A manger.  Miraculous signs to shepherds.  A star to help wise men find their […]


Prayer Space

8 Aug 2016 19:46


ViK Sekasi, the Furness Deanery Youth Minister has prepared a beautiful report about the experience of a Prayer Space in the John Ruskin school. Read all about it here


Our beautiful church family

21 Feb 2016 12:39


Perhaps I was having an overly emotional day having been flattened by a particularly nasty case of the flu since Sunday eve.  I walked into the church yesterday in advance of Roger and Yu Zhu’s wedding, just to take a quick peek and leave some treasures behind, but what I saw instead was love and […]


Finding the Way of Christ in Community

27 Jan 2016 14:14


A few have asked to read Sunday’s talk.  I would have liked to have ended with a fabulous link to the Lord’s Prayer.  I also considered handing out envelopes, each with a name of someone on our electoral roll to hold in prayer.  In the end, it would have been adding too many elements for […]


The Christmas Story revisited, but is it true? What do you believe?

7 Dec 2015 23:21


Helen invited us to listen to this story of Jesus at our last Home Group.  What do you believe? It is the beginning of December and we are at the start of Advent, and the western world is starting to think about Christmas. I have often wondered how we could explain the importance of the […]


Sing and Share, a musical encounter

19 Nov 2014 19:06


The event on 26 April included a musical encounter with the newly refurbished organ played by an accomplished organist from Bristol!  Like all Sing and Share services, this was a one-off. Pictures from another encounter with the master rebuilder of the organ are below.  An evening of Bach delighted all. At the end of the […]

          
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