Meditation and Reflection

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Maundy Thursday: the invisible and the distant

This 13th contribution comes courtesy of Alison Bailey Castellina MA (Oxon), who founded the forerunner of The Tymes Trust national charity for children with ME, and led the national Christian support group for ME.   This Last Supper, with seven…
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Nobody claps for Jesus

This is the 12th contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence. It comes from Mike Stallard, who has been in education all his life, and is…
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Whisky Priests Galore

I have a sense that many clerics today find themselves no less confused and variously out of sorts than their widely dispersed flocks. Some report being frazzled with too much…
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The Human Touch

This is the eighth contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence. The author is a Christian and key-worker, who has had a busy week.   Were…
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The Plague of Cyprian

This is the seventh contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence. It comes from Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage and Father of the Church, from his work…
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The end of freedom?

Last night the Prime Minister placed the UK in lockdown to help abate the spread of coronavirus. You should be staying at home unless you must travel for essential work,…
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The Tower of Babel

This is the sixth contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence. It comes from the Rev'd Robert Jackson, a sector chaplain.   Over 3,000 years ago,…
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Revealed, reclaimed, restored

This is the fifth contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence. The author has a 30-year itinerant preaching and teaching ministry. He leads a large public…
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“Death is a natural part of life” (Yoda)

The fourth contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence comes from the Rev'd Ian Chidlow, Curate at St Mary’s Parish Church, Cheadle.   Since Adam brought…
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Archbishop, make me a cup of tea

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited the Diocese of Hereford for a cup of tea. It was a mug of tea, actually, but 'cup' sounds better. He had a cup of…