Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Red Front Door

I caught on the news yesterday evening that a landlord in Middlesbrough has been required to repaint the red front doors of the houses he rents under a contract to the Government to refugees and asylum seekers. Asylum seekers in … Continue reading

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Peace be within your walls

Today in the news was an account of the shooting of a 13 year old girl by a security guard. It occurred at the entry point to a settlement on the West Bank. The girl had apparently tried to stab … Continue reading

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A Testimony of humanity

On arriving back in Devon I noticed the headline in The Times newspaper (page 18 23rd January 2016) Israel speech is halted after student rioters throw chairs. The story is about how protesters disrupted a student meeting at King’s College … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek with God

We set off home today after our 9 day stay in the Holy Land and there is a strong sense amoung the group that we have experienced God in unexpected places. We often risk looking for God in those places … Continue reading

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Known to the senses

  It is often when words fail or are difficult that we find that our sense take us down other paths. Smell is very evocative. On Sunday as we renewed our baptismal vows we used rosemary to sprinkle the water … Continue reading

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Limestone weathered not hardened

Over the last few years I have discovered a love of stone and rock. My knowledge is poor but in visiting places I find it difficult not to look and touch. The Clerk of Works at both Salisbury and Exeter … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

Today Christmas is celebrated by the Syrian and Coptic Christians – so Happy Christmas from Nazareth.   Let us prayer for those Christians who will this day suffer because of their faith.

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