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Message from the chaplain - 3 December 2018

December 04, 2018 | Chaplain's message
Each Advent and Christmas, I am struck by the seeming-absurdity of the Christmas story: God, come to show us a different kingdom, is born a…

Message from the chaplain - 16 November 2018

November 20, 2018 | Chaplain's message
The words of the Psalmist remind us to give thanks to God: for specific instances that we can name, for how God has been present to us in…

Message from the chaplain - 23 June 2017

June 23, 2017 | Chaplain's message | Chaplain's message
In reading up on another topic, I was reminded of the work of the late Brennan Manning. I love the manner in which Manning laid bare the love…
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Message from the chaplain - 02 June 2017

June 05, 2017 | Chaplain's message
Deanne has aptly described our wonderful Patronal Festival and given the occasion, staff and girls the credit which all are due. Suffice it…
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Message from the chaplain - 19 May 2017

May 24, 2017 | Chaplain's message
Jesus to his disciples, in John 14:15-17 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you…
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Message from the chaplain - 5 May 2017

May 08, 2017 | Chaplain's message
Acts 2:42-47 tells of how the disciples lived together as a community, after receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This description of…
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Message from the chaplain - 31 March 2017

April 03, 2017 | Chaplain's message
Saturday 25 March marked the church’s celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation: the announcement made by God’s messenger, Gabriel, to…
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Message from the chaplain - 16 March 2017

March 16, 2017 | Chaplain's message
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.…
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Message from the chaplain - 17 February 2017

February 21, 2017 | Chaplain's message
“Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword.” – Hebrews 4:12a…

Message from the chaplain - 7 February 2017

February 07, 2017 | Chaplain's message
Matthew 5:1-12: The Beatitudes …
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Message from the chaplain - 20 January 2017

January 23, 2017 | Chaplain's message
In Mark 10:17-21, the man who knelt before Jesus yearned for eternal life, but yearned more for his own riches and wealth.…
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Message from the chaplain - 18 November 2016

November 18, 2016 | Chaplain's message
Much of what is happening on both a local and international front could be said to be motivated by, or result in, fear: Brexit;…
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Message from the chaplain - 20 October 2016

October 20, 2016 | Chaplain's message
“Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’” – Luke 10:5 …
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Message from the chaplain - 7 October 2016

October 10, 2016 | Chaplain's message
In 2014, I had the privilege of going to Canterbury for a two-week conference, with ordinands and newly-ordained men and women from countries…

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