Monthly Archives: January 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day in Islington

27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day, but in Islington the principal event was held today at the borough Assembly Rooms. The event, which was ably chaired by Jeremy Corbyn MP, featured three speakers: Eve Kanner Kugler, a child survivor of … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Part 2

Sermon: What does the Lord require of us?  Micah 6:6-8, Luke 24: 13-35 Has it ever occurred to you that people in the days of the Bible did a lot of walking? Just think about it for a moment: Abraham … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity part 1

Over the years the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25th January) is something I have observed with varying degrees of enthusiasm. My experience is that where there is an active local Churches Together or similar ecumenical group it is … Continue reading

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Mission re-envisaged at Methodist Council

The latest press release from the Methodist Media Service is a summary of the latest goings on in the Methodist Council. The discussion about mission looks interesting, however I am rather less enthusiastic about increasing the number of Methodist schools. … Continue reading

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A snowy Monday

We managed to survive the first proper snowfall of winter – admittedly London wasn’t as badly affected as the west country and Wales. All Sunday services in the Circuit took place as usual, though congregations were a bit down in … Continue reading

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Sermon: Water for cleansing, wine for celebrating

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, John 2:1-11 Our Gospel today is the story of the miracle at Cana in Galilee. A wedding feast – which in those days lasted a whole week – … Continue reading

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Covenant renewal in the heart of Parliament

My third and final post about the Covenant Service. Today I attended a Covenant Service in one of the more unlikely venues – the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft at the Palace of Westminster. This service is an annual event … Continue reading

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