Tag Archives: Church

Beyond Words

It has been a long while since I wrote anything on here… which is where I try to reflect more thoughtfully and slowly on happenings, and to digest how I feel about things. I haven’t written perhaps because life has been … Continue reading

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Non-religious Society

An article by published yesterday on the Huffingtonpost by Andrew Copson . Comments that it’s about time Britain accepted that it’s no longer a Christian country. And I’ve begun to think he’s probably right. Not especially because he quotes a figure of … Continue reading

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The Church Universal

‘catholic’ is from the Greek ‘katholou’ meaning, ‘as a whole’. So when Anglicans talk about being part of one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church, that’s one of the things they mean… we are part of the whole. It was interesting … Continue reading

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Temptation

Did you know: the word ‘companion’ comes from the Latin, ‘com  panis’… ‘with bread’ -one with whom one shares bread… ? When I went to University, I was already a committed Christian, and, coming from fairly strict parents (though not … Continue reading

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‘I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member’

Following on from my last post which centred on one, very skewed view of Church: I wanted to think about Church… and church… The title quote, by the way, is Groucho Marx. Many people who don’t go to church, imagine … Continue reading

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Humility

Humility is a strange quality; unlike joy, love, kindness or any of those typically sweet qualities Christians are supposed to value highly; humility is painful. True humility, a quality many mystics wrote about (often anonymously) , consists not of feeling … Continue reading

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Prayer Vigil

Tonight, in fact from Friday night after Compline (night prayers) through to Sunday night after Compline, the Anglican monastic Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield are holding a prayer vigil. A vigil is a wait for God. A wait to … Continue reading

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