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Film and Spirituality

Film and Spirituality – Discovering Gospel values and the meaning of life in film October Theme – The Mystery of Connection and communication You are warmly invited to the first session of our new project, SPIRITUALITY & FILM, during which we hope to explore different films in search for God and the meaning of life. … Read more

News for the Pews 18th August 2019

Services for Today 9.15am – Holy Communion Service 1.00pm – Baptism of Hannah Rita Swales 2.30pm –  Tea served in All Saints – come and have a cuppa!  Treasure Trail for children.                    Prayers are asked for: young people who received exam results this week as they … Read more

Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun, organised by Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland Feast of Fun is a development of work that has been going for the last four years, providing themed holiday clubs for children during school holidays, with healthy snacks and lunches provided.  Many of the families really struggle during the holidays, as they rely on free school … Read more

Benefice Pilgrimage May 2019 – Update and pictures

A reflection on this Pilgrimage around the new Whorlton Benefice by Avril Rhodes, reader from St Mary Magdalene, Yarm. A Grand Day Out – with apologies to Wallace and Gromit You could call it “The Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving and Unity” or the 26km time trial (if Robert Opala’s Soviet made GPS is anything to go … Read more

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

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

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”.