Sunday Service

Sunday next before Lent — Sunday 26 February 2017   Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9   Between now and the end of Lent, the Lectionary offers us a potential six-week series in selected Psalms. So this week we begin with Psalm 2, which speaks about the rage of the nations, the […]

The far side of the Moon

The far side of the Moon

Anglican Life Church Army   Fatima* (36) was born in Somalia and grew up in Holland. A year ago, she was a lonely and frightened woman, sleeping rough on the streets of London. Her life has taken a 180-degree flip. Fatima is now working, studying… and dreaming the big dream of walking on the moon… […]

Responding to Islam and Religious Pluralism

By Andrew Symes,   Anglican Life Anglican Mainstream   Christian Concern’s Wilberforce Institute hosted the second ‘Cultural Leadership Symposium’ on 7-8 February. The 2016 conference discussed the biblical mandate to create a Christian ‘culture’ rather than submit to the prevailing secular humanism and accept its values in public life. Last week’s event dealt with the […]

Living in two worlds

The Rev Dr Bob Mayo   I live in two different worlds, both of which shape my identity in Christ. My first is a public world as a 10-year parish priest. Here I look after other people. One person has cancer and wants comfort. Another person is angry and wants confrontation. Someone is excited and […]

RSCM launches Saturday schools

RSCM launches Saturday schools

Anglican Life RSCM         The RSCM is introducing a series of ‘Saturday Schools’ in rural areas and small towns across the country. ‘Saturday Schools’ is a new concept for the RSCM, offering workshops for singers, instrumentalists and leaders involved in church music. Adrian Lucas, Head of Choral Studies at the RSCM, explained […]

Out of our depth?

Anglican Life New Wine   An amazing Jesus-teacher called Mark Scandrette once asked me: ‘What does it look like for you when you’re closed off from God’s love and your belovedness? And what does it look like for you when you’re embracing God’s love and your belovedness?’ I think I murmured something about needing to […]

Sunday Service

4th Sunday before Lent — Sunday 5 February 2017   Isaiah 58:1-12 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 Matthew 5:13-20   Today we begin a month-long series in parts of the Sermon on the Mount, during the run up to Lent. The first section we will look at urges us to an engaging distinctiveness within the world for […]

Mission means. . .not having a Plan B

Mission means. . .not having a Plan B

Anglican Life CMS Debora and Levi Santana and their two children are planning to relocate to Goiania, Brazil with Church Mission Society, a move which, they admit, may not be “sensible”.     This Christmas was a special one, as it marked the beginning of a new season in our lives. We are beginning to give […]

Sunday Service

4th Sunday of Epiphany — Sunday 29 January 2017   1 Kings 17:8-16 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 2:1-11   With the feast of the conversion of St Paul on 25 January, we continue our mini-series looking at the lectionary readings we are given from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. In this week’s selection, the […]

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