A Home Service for 12th July ’20

Father God, we are here today, to praise you, to learn from you.Your wisdom, shown to us through Jesus, is far greater than that of the world. It has the power to confound all our expectations.Lord, open our hearts to receive you in ways beyond our imaginations. Speak to us, Lord. Amen Once I spoke […]

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Art Theology No. 12

The Holy Trinity: Fr. A. J. Thamburaj, SJ (India 1939–) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14 We reformed churchers rely heavily on the written word in our teaching and reflection of scripture and all things […]

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A Sunday Service for 5th July ’20

Prayer of Approach and Praise Loving God,We are here today to worship you,to praise you, to learn from you.Your wisdom, shown to us through Jesus,is far greater than that of the world.It has the power to confound all our expectations.As we come to you,we want to be amazed by your wisdom,bowled over by your love,and […]

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Art Theology No. 11

The tomb with the hands (Roermond, Netherlands, 1888) I came across this photograph recently whilst delving into my family ancestry. To me it speaks volumes about the world of today. Here we have a couple who were divided by their religious beliefs to such a degree that not only were they buried separately but a […]

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Psalm 23

LORD God, divine shepherd;in the days ahead, just as it has been all my life, I shall not want for anything.You will rest me in rich pasture and lead me beside calm waters.You will bring my inner being back where it belongs,and lead me along the right paths, for the sake of your name.Even when things seem at […]

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Fylde Foodbank June Newsletter

Fylde Foodbank Volunteers Coronavirus Newsletter May 2020 Latest instalment of our Newsletter for volunteers. As the pandemic continues, a few volunteers in the over 70’s age group have asked when they can return to their volunteering duties as some restrictions are lifted.There is to be a Trustee meeting at the end of this month and […]

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A Virtual Prayer Tour of our church

It’s been nearly 3 months now since we had to close our church doors. It’s not been an easy decision to live with and it has often been questioned if we should bow down to the will of state. The church has stood shoulder to shoulder with its local community in facing off this dreadful […]

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Art Theology No. 10

Another Place: Anthony Gormley (2005) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41: 10 And so, the drama of the last few months is coming to an end. […]

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Art Theology No. 9

Doves by Yves Cass (2013) When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him. […]

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Art Theology No. 8

“Game Changer” (Banksy 2020) No art series would be complete without an appearance from Banksy the subversive and secretive street artist renowned for his novel, comic and often ironic artwork and installations (see www.banksy.co.uk for more examples). This piece, called ‘Game Changer’, is currently on display at Southampton General Hospital. It pays tribute to the […]

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