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Pentecost – the birthday of the Church

Pentecost Sunday Pentecost is the birthday of the Church and at the 9.15am Morning Service we celebrated with a “Pentecost cake”. The central candle represents Christ our Light who promised to send the Holy Spirit and the twelve white candles surrounding it represent the Apostles receiving the Holy Spirit in tongues of fire. The seven … Read more

Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come – Global Wave of Prayer

O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns … Read more

Film and Spirituality 5/6

Film and Spirituality 5/6 During this fifth session we will reflect on the question of love and contemplation understood as an intimate conversation between two loving hearts. Contemplation is one of three values on which we build our true Self.  We can enjoy witnessing this value in the US film: “Bridges of Madison County” by … Read more

Benefice Walk 6th May 2019

The Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving across the New Benefice of Whorlton 2019 There is a spiritual theme to this year’s walk, ’The Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving and Unity Across the New Benefice of Whorlton’, which takes in all eight churches cared for by our Clergy, Rev. Canon John Ford, Rev. Robert Opala and Rev. Alison Hutchinson. Walkers … Read more

Film and Spirituality 4/6

Film and Spirituality 4 During this session we shall reflect on two questions concerning the relationship between Christianity and Islam;  can Christians and Muslim create friendly relationship and brotherhood?  Why do people of different religions hate one another? Searching for the answer we will be supported by a French film: This film tells a true … Read more

Collect for Mothering Sunday

God our Father, your Son Jesus Christ lived in a family in Nazareth: Grant that in our families on earth we may so learn to love and to live together that we may rejoice as one family in your heavenly home; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Film and Spirituality 3

Part 3/6 of our Lenten Search for Spiritual Pathways and Growth through film – The Path of Forgiveness and Self-Acceptance.  The film supporting this session is “Departures”. This Japanese film, which was the 2009 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is an exquisite cinematic masterpiece that touches the heart with its treatment of beauty, … Read more

Film and Spirituality 2

Part 2/6 of our Lenten journey with films, which we hope to help you in your search for your deeper self and spiritual growth.  The film supporting this session is the German film “The Lives of Others”.

Film and Spirituality

A Lenten journey with films, which we hope to help you in your search for your deeper self and spiritual growth. During this first session, we are going to reflect on the question of accumulating temporal goods as a serious obstacle in finding our True-Self. We will be supported by Sean Penn’s film called Into … Read more

Leading Your Church in Growth (LYCiG)

For the past six weeks we have been following a LYCiG Local series of meetings to learn how we can help our church grow.  On Tuesday, 5th March, at 7.30pm in Church House, there will be a “follow-up” evening for everyone, those who were able to come to one or more of the sessions and … Read more