Sunday Service

2nd Sunday before Advent (Year B) — Sunday 18th November 2018   Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-25 Mark 13:1-8.   This Sunday we read Psalm 16, which is an expression of confidence in God’s redemption and reward, because those who rely on him will not rot. Psalm 16 is a miktam, which is a […]

Algarve expats welcome their new priest

Algarve expats welcome their new priest

ALL SAINTS Church in the Algarve, with congregations in Almancil and Lagoa, welcomed the new pastor for the Almancil congregation, the Rev Mike Clarkson and his wife Linda, at a joint service of celebration on the Sunday following All Saints Day, 4 November. He was commissioned for ministry as pastor/teacher in All Saints Algarve, a […]

Salisbury is Church’s first Eco Diocese

Salisbury is Church’s first Eco Diocese

THE DIOCESE of Salisbury has been granted Eco Diocese status, the first accolade of its kind in the Church of England. As well as Salisbury’s 25 churches gaining eco awards, (19 Bronze, five Silver, and one Gold), the Diocesan offices in Salisbury also picked up a Bronze award. Colin Brady, Social Justice Programme Manager for […]

There but not there

Anglican Life WATCH As 11 November approaches, many of us will have walked into a church, or a place of community focus, and been aware of a figure… but a figure who we might see one moment and then hardly notice the next. A life-sized but transparent figure of a soldier from a century ago. […]

The choice of the new books

The choice of the new books

Dr Pablo Martinez from Spain and Andrew Sims, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Leeds, have written Mad or God? (IVP) in which they argue Jesus had the ‘healthiest mind of all’. John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford, contributes a foreword. A Field Guide to the English Clergy (One World), short biographies […]

Churches prepare to remember Armistice

Churches prepare to remember Armistice

CHURCHES up and down the country are preparing to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First Word War this Sunday. Many churches are staging displays of poppies or other visual displays of remembrance. One such church is Hillside Church St Cuthbert’s Marley Hill just outside Gateshead, where a cascade of knitted poppies […]

The Spiritual Director

By the Rev Dr Liz Hoare   Lord, lead us to our heavenly home by single steps of self-restraint and deeds of righteousness; through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.   This brief prayer is placed at the end of Psalm 15 in Common Worship Daily Prayer and the psalm was one of […]

Oxford joins Lichfield in issuing inclusive guidance

Oxford joins Lichfield in issuing inclusive guidance

‘POWER’ and ‘control’ of the Church of England’s ‘straight’, ‘white’ ‘patriarchate’ is challenging the Living in Love and Faith co-ordinating group. The comments came from the Rev Canon Giles Goddard, former Chair of the General Synod Human Sexuality Group and member of the Co-ordinating Group for Living in Love and Faith: Christian teaching and learning […]

Call for a ‘real living wage’

FAITH leaders have called for a ‘real’ Living Wage. Church of England, Catholic, Muslim and Jewish leaders have written an open letter saying that ‘the harm caused by poverty in our country should be a source of national shame’. The 65 interfaith leaders explained that ‘there are now millions of people who work every day […]

New approaches to caring for the vulnerable

By Ian Soars Reading headlines like “Vulnerable children facing ‘catastrophe’ over crisis-hit councils” 4 August) or announcements like “Poor mental health has become part and parcel of childhood for many children.” (Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner) would cause any right-thinking reader to pause for thought. Indeed, the concerned reader might dig a little and find that […]

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