Category Archives: Anglican

Watching in Advent

“Year passes after year silently ; Christ’s coming is ever nearer than it was. O that, as He comes nearer earth, we may approach nearer heaven ! … pray Him to give you the heart to seek Him in sincerity. … Continue reading

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Welcome and Hospitality at St Joseph’s #Posada 2019

“All who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” These familiar words from the Rule of St Benedict remind us that the Christian community is called … Continue reading

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Starting the journey… #Posada2019

For the first time this year Mary, Joseph and the donkey, #Posada2019, have been seen, beginning their journey towards Church. In the hills, north of Manchester in Rossendale the Posada figures began their 2019 journey at a lovely Place of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Kibeho

On 28th November 1981, in the cafeteria of a secondary school in Rwanda, a sixteen year old schoolgirl, Alphonsine Mumureke heard a voice ‘soft as air and sweeter than music.’ She saw a beautiful woman in a flowing seamless dress … Continue reading

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Rules for living

Do you have rules that you live by? Foundations you have built your life around? Guidelines you try to stay close to in your everyday life? Madison, Parish Assistant, offers thoughts arising from the course Growing Relationships with God which … Continue reading

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With the Woman at the Well

Wells have an important place in the Bible. This is not surprising. Wells so often had a central role in ancient communities of the Middle East. Abraham provides wells for his people, Jacob on his journey is drawn to a … Continue reading

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A Novel Angelus

“The Angelus bell slowly rings. Sister Hermance turns in the general direction of the high altar and get to her knees as she prays, “The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.” “And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.” And … Continue reading

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