7th Jan 2018
Meeting The Six Kings Of The Epiphany

Today is a day for finding kings and seeing what they are all getting up to. So there are, let’s say, three of them to be found riding camels to Bethlehem. There is one more, a fourth, and he is pacing up and down in his palace nearby. Oh and don’t forget the one about…

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31st Dec 2017
The World Needs Peace

I preached on this passage exactly a year ago, and I started by saying ‘I was going to start by wishing you a Happy New Year, but on second thoughts, I think I would rather wish you a peaceful 2017’. Sadly I don’t think my hopes came true, I know things could have been worse,…

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24th Dec 2017
Mary’s Christmas Journey’s

At 4.10pm on Christmas Eve, Jessica Hossack and Jacob Buckfield were dressed as Mary and Joseph for the Family Crib Service. In the time it takes to sing three verses of “Little Donkey”, they made the whole journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, in one single circuit of the church. When you think of Mary in…

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3rd Dec 2017
Stay Alert

Perhaps it’s me, life can be funny, but somehow things suddenly seem to have altered. I am not really talking about major things, but everyday things, things you look at each day. Now for me that has been one of my flower beds. We created a new one some fifteen years ago. I diligently picked…

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15th Oct 2017
To be Healed is to be Whole

Today we are celebrating St Luke, the physician, and the healing power of prayer. Thinking about the full meaning of the word healing and what it means, not just for us, but for the world today… We are here to remember the Good News that we know who the true Healer is, what the good…

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3rd Sep 2017
God In Close Up

In my view there is no finer stretch of railway in the whole of the United Kingdom than that which links Settle to Carlisle. And there is no more wonderful part of that journey than when the train crosses the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. It is a magnificent structure set to the backdrop of breath taking…

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27th Aug 2017
Soon Be Christmas!

Soon be Christmas!!!! Yes, I know it’s still August, I know the schools haven’t even gone back yet, but there’s only 121 Days to go… you’d better start planning! The race is off and running already… the Church Times and another worthy organ ‘The Reader’… have recently flooded us with advertisements from the Meaningful Chocolate…

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13th Aug 2017
Walking On Water (not much good to me!)

“Lord if it is you” cries the disciple “Bid me come to you walking on the water” And he starts to walk on the water, he starts to come to Jesus, but when he sees the wind, he is afraid and begins to sink” This Gospel reading is no good to me I’m afraid. Jesus…

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