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Readings: 1st Sunday of Advent

This tension between beginnings and endings, the start of another year and the end of time, is made stranger by its position in Luke’s account

Sustained by prayer to serve in the slums

Sustained by prayer to serve in the slums

Adrian Leak examines the life of Lydia Sellon, a restorer of the religious life in the Church of England

Christ the King

Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14; Psalm 93; Revelation 1.4b-8; John 18.33-37   Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole...

Inspiration from a hidden ‘Nazareth’ ministry

Inspiration from a hidden ‘Nazareth’ ministry

Angela Ashwin considers Charles de Foucauld, on the tenth anniversary of his beatification

2nd Sunday before Advent

Daniel 12.1-3; Psalm 16; Hebrews 10.11-14 [15-18], 19-25; Mark 13.1-8 Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is...

Seeking to ‘mount up with wings as an eagle’

Seeking to ‘mount up with wings as an eagle’

Jonathan Chaffey on a prayer that draws from Isaiah’s images of renewal

Readings: 3rd Sunday before Advent

RETURNING to the call of the first disciples, after weeks of reading about them as Jesus’s companions through the whole course of his ministry, seems illogical at first, but only at first

‘A pen in God’s hand’

‘A pen in God’s hand’

Adrian Hill on the life of Richard Baxter, born 400 years ago

Readings: All Saints’ Day

TWO of the readings for All Saints’ Day, which falls on Sunday, are also recommended for funerals and memorial services

Better than light, and safer than a known way

Sally Welch looks at a modern prayer about stepping out in faith

Wed 25 Nov 15 @ 7:45
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Tue 24 Nov 15 @ 18:44
Former chaplain Roger Wakely jailed for sexual abuse of teenage boys