Category Archives: Faith

Physical Chemistry and my faith

My research as a physical chemist involves the analysis of new and advanced materials using a technique called NMR spectroscopy. NMR stands for nuclear magnetic resonance, and is very closely related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which has become a … Continue reading

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Family History and my faith

Looking at our family history can enrich and challenge our faith outlook and our understanding of why we believe what we do. Graham Naylor, a keen family historian, continues our series of how our studies influence our faith. I was … Continue reading

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Entomology and my Faith

Entomology (noun): The Scientific Study of Insects – and faith. Since I was a little girl I have always loved being outside among growing things, helping in my grandparents’ garden or playing wildly imaginative games with my cousins in the … Continue reading

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A candle for Winnie, A candle for Keith

Today, 18th August, is the anniversary of the death in 2012 of Winnie Johnson. Winnie was known throughout England as the mother of Keith Bennett, the child victim of the moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Despite extensive searching … Continue reading

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Metallurgy and my faith

How do our studies challenge or inspire our faith? We begin a series on our church blog in which church members or friends of St C’s who have studied a subject different from religion to reflect on how this has … Continue reading

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Dr Noel Preston, 1922 – 2017

We were very sad to learn of  the death of a much respected and much loved member of our congregation, Dr Noel Preston. Noel died peacefully at home on April 21st 2017, surrounded by the love and prayers of Valerie, … Continue reading

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Praying for Priests at Ars-sur-Formans

An appropriate place for a priest to visit and renew priestly commitment is undoubtedly Ars-sur-Formans, near Lyon, in eastern France. In 1818 John-Baptist Vianney (the Curé  d’Ars, feast day 4th August) was sent to what was then a neglected and … Continue reading

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