St Cuthbert’s weekly – 2nd July 2017

Hello my friends Many of us are getting ready for our holidays. I know that the Morris family are really in need of a holiday – especially having survived exams. I thought I’d just round-up where we are as a church. The new kitchen is splendid and will be a real boost to our ministry

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – Father’s day

Hello my friends Today we celebrate Father’s Day. Some of you, like me, may find the whole thing a bit manufactured. Ad a father myself I am happy to forego the card and present. I need no extra thanks for being a dad. Each day as a father brings its own trials and rewards. But

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – Trinity Sunday

Hello my friends I hope that you have had a lovely week and that you felt encouraged and sustained by Sunday’s service. It was very special for us to be together, especially after the tragic events in London. This Sunday we move to another major day in our calendar – Trinity Sunday. The Trinity has

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – 4th June 2017

Hello all. I was very much struck by the story of Richard Nixon I told last week. Here it is again. Nixon arrives back for an event at the White House filled with ex-presidents and the great and the good. Nixon is an outcast and he is left alone at the side of the room.

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – 21st May 2017

Hello all. I hope that my weekly bulletin finds you well. I very much enjoyed Jon Jones’ talk last week. He spoke about gratitude. He spoke about the beautiful world we live in and being grateful to God for all the nature we see around us. I love my garden here. I may somehow kill

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – 14th May 2017

Hello all. I hope that my weekly bulletin finds you well. We had many people with us at café church last Sunday. Plus we had a wonderful band. I have asked them to come back after the summer break. I was struck by something at one point in the service. The band were hammering out

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – 7th May 2017

Hello all. This week’s talk was prompted by a teapot! It was the teapot that prompted a family feud that lasted for more than 20 years which is very sad. I am glad to report that by God’s grace that the feud is over and the world looks a much better place. It always does

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – Annual Meeting

Hello all. It seems like only yesterday that I started here – but just over 2 years have passed. I chose Luke 24closeLuke 24 The Resurrection 24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – Easter day

Hello all. Five hundred years ago Edmund Spenser, the great Elizabethan poet wrote about Easter. He wrote his poem as a gift to his beloved wife. The poem captures the sacrifice of Easter and the call for lives to be turned around. Above all it is about love. The divine love for us and our

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St Cuthbert’s weekly – 9th April 2017

Hello all. The above is a picture of Welsh poet and priest R S Thomas. Thomas was a complicated character, whose faith never came easy. The poem below is by him and is called The Coming. It is sombre and perhaps best picks up the shadow hanging over Palm Sunday. The joy of Palm Sunday

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