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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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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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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Art Theology No. 7

Ball and Chain (The Bear 2020) The picture shows one of three pieces of street art by the graffiti artist The Bear which have appeared in Glasgow during the lockdown. The image shows a young man chained by the corona virus  and looking down at his chains in surprise, frustration and annoyance. I am sure […]

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Art Theology No. 6

“The Fever Van” by Laurence Stephen Lowry, (1887-1976) The fever van was the colloquial term in the north of England for the ambulance that transported patients with infectious diseases, usually scarlet fever or diphtheria, to the local isolation or infectious diseases hospital. No social distancing being shown here, but a definite sense of great concern, […]

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Foodbank News and Appeal

As a member church of the Ansdell and Fairhaven Churches Together group we are sharing this message from the Vicar of St Pauls, Paul Bye, about the Fylde Foodbank, where several of our own church members are helpers. Thank you so much everyone for your generous donations and regularly giving to the local Foodbank. The […]

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