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What the Rector does – listens to pastoral concerns

What does the Rector do? Here’s the fourth in my short series of blogs offering a few reflections on some of the ministry I’ve been involved with during the week. I’m choosing one aspect of each day, today… 4.  Listens … Continue reading

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Confirming, celebrating and encouraging Easter faith

So, so special – I felt God’s holiness among us. Lovely confirmation service with Bishop Mark this evening. Spirit filled! Thank you for last night. It was a very special event. Those were three of the comments we received shortly … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books: The choice of two lay theologians

Two lay (not clergy) theologians from different continents have each kindly given us their choice of an inspiring book. We are very grateful to them for taking the time to contribute to our series, and to Fr Joe Duggan, a … Continue reading

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Celebrate your Baptism anniversary

Celebrate the anniversary of your baptism like a birthday, says Pope Francis. Speaking recently to a large number of Christians the Pope encouraged them to hold dear to the importance of baptism in their lives. He said: “Baptism illuminates our … Continue reading

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50% Child Poverty in our parish

50% of children living in the Rusholme, Ardwick and Longsight wards – the area closest to our church and schools, are living in poverty. These figures from the End Child Poverty coalition also show that the parliamentary constituency in which … Continue reading

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Be still, listen and find

Marble Arch is a busy place in London, the traffic constantly flows around it, the streets there are always busy with pedestrians. Only a hundred yards or so from Marble Arch itself, on the Bayswater Road is a simple doorway, … Continue reading

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Opening doors on World Book Day

Children love to dress up, and what better day to do it than World Book Day, writes Fr Ian. It’s a joy and delight to visit a school on World Book Day and today I thoroughly enjoyed a visit to … Continue reading

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