Category Archives: Weekly Readings and Reflections

Sunday 8th March – Lent 3

Passage of the week: Exodus 20:2-17 The ten commandments are all rather old-fashioned – or so people seem to think when I speak about them. After all, what relevance do they have for today? They provide a benchmark, a framework … Continue reading

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Sunday 15th February 2015 – Sunday before Lent

Weekly reading to reflect upon: 2 Kings 5:1-14 The story of Naaman is an interesting one. I suspect he would have been an annoying person to know – one of those people who expects to have a fuss made of … Continue reading

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Sunday 18th January 2015 – Epiphany 2

Passage of the week: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 When I was small, my mum used to play a game with my siblings and I. We had to sit very quietly and listen. See how many things we could hear in the … Continue reading

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Sunday 21st December 2014 – Advent 4

Passage of the week: Luke 1:26-38 I think one of the most radical prayers we can say as Christians is the Lord’s Prayer. It’s a prayer that we so often say by rote, the words having lost their impact over … Continue reading

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14th December 2014 – Advent 3

Passage of the week: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-20 This Sunday was Gaudete Sunday, ‘Rejoice’ Sunday. It’s a time when we focus on the joy of our faith, and where that joy comes from. To quote Henri Nouwen : “Joy does not … Continue reading

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Sunday 30th November 2014 – Advent Sunday

Passage of the week: Isaiah 64:3-8 Lord you are the potter, and we are the clay As the clay is formed in the hands of the potter So are we formed by you As a pot must be centred on … Continue reading

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Sunday 23rd November – Christ the King

Passage for the week: Matthew 25:31-46 Today is the feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday in the Christian liturgical year.  Part of today is about reflecting on how we can bring about God’s kingdom here on earth. There … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th November 2014

Passage of the week: Matthew 25:14-30 I used to be on the board of an organisation working with children and young people. There were many jobs and tasks to do, some small, some large. As always, a few people did … Continue reading

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Sunday November 9th 2014

Passage of the week: Matthew 5:1-16 Yesterday was Remembrance Sunday. It’s always a day that give rise to mixed emotions for me. As a service brat, with a dad who is ex-Royal Navy and a brother who is in the … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd November 2014

Passage of the week: John 6:37 -40 This weekend we celebrated All Saints and All Souls. A weekend of remembrance. I don’t know what your image is of a saint – probably someone with a halo, looking incredibly pious. But … Continue reading

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