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Blog EntryJamie Allen has posted a new blog: Patronal Festival 19/8/2015 1 week ago
 Do you recognise this prayer :Beneath your compassion, We take refuge, O Mother of God:do not despise our petitions in time of trouble:but rescue us from dangers,only pure, only blessed one.Christian devotion to Mary goes back to the 2nd century. “Beneath Thy Protection” or “Sub tuum praesidium” is the earliest known... « Read more
Blog EntryJamie Allen has posted a new blog: Never Hunger? 2 weeks ago
 19th Sunday  In Ordinary Time – Dean Jamie Allen. “Never hunger?” John 6:35,41­51 Our Gospel readings through August are focussed on Chapter 6 of John – and, as I mentioned last week, the passage we heard just read, is part of an extended theological korero between Jesus and the fascinated crowd... « Read more
Blog EntryJamie Allen has posted a new blog: Bible Sunday 2015 1 month ago
 For one Sunday of the year, we have a beautiful opportunity to reflect on something which is at the very very heart of who we are as a community of faith. Bible Sunday. 773,000 words, 1189 chapter, 66 books, 2 testaments. Tucked in Isaiah 40, we read, “The grass withers and... « Read more
Blog EntryJamie Allen has posted a new blog: The Beheading of John the Baptist 1 month ago
 12th July 2015, Dean Jamie On the face of it, this Gospel appears about as dismal as they come. Here's this loyal servant of God – life devoted to pointing the way not to himself but to Jesus... All comforts given up, in the name of obedience to God. And where... « Read more
Blog EntryAilsa Claridge has posted a new blog: Social Services Sunday 2015 1 month ago
 by Ailsa Claridge Micah 6:8-12 James 2:14-17 Matthew 25:31-45 Have you had the opportunity to visit the Govett Brewster Art Gallery when it reopened yesterday. If you were able to get there, you may have come across the Exhibition titled, “Our hearts of Darkness”. It is a deliberately disturbing exhibition which... « Read more
Blog EntryBruno Egli has posted a new blog: 5th Sunday after Pentecost 1 month ago
 Selected readings: Lamentations 3:22-33 & Mark 5:21-43  Sunday 28th June 2015 The readings this morning are somehow disturbing and well reflected in the title of our O.T. reading this morning which is called “Lamentations”. The book of Laments has primarily to do about Jerusalem being sacked, the people taken into captivity... « Read more
Blog EntryAilsa Claridge has posted a new blog: test from nigel 2 months ago
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Blog EntryJamie Allen has posted a new blog: The Seed of the Kingdom. (Pentecost 3 - Mark 4:26­34 2 months ago
 Our Gospel passage today is like a great hug of encouragement. We have just heard it spelled out by Jesus, through his servant Mark the Gospel­ writer, read by his servant Caroline/Annie, that your testimony is bursting with the potential to provide light for others and shelter; a safe place for... « Read more
Blog EntryAilsa Claridge has posted a new blog: Harvest Festival 3 months ago
 [This sermon by Ailsa Claridge was delivered at services on 17 May 2015] What are your harvest memories? Perhaps you are privileged to recall large family gardens, pumpkins running rampant, corn puffing up on stalks, the wonder of potatoes hidden under the ground, and fruit trees laden with apples, plums and... « Read more
Blog EntryJamie Allen has posted a new blog: A New Commandment - 10th May 2015 3 months ago
 [This sermon by the Very Revd Jamie Allen was delivered at morning services on 10th May 2015] Mā te Atua koe e tiaki ­ God be with you. This is an incredibly special week in the life of the church. A festival week. This Thursday is Ascension Day, which we celebrate... « Read more