Monthly Archives: August 2013

British Churches release statement on Syria

Leaders from the Methodist Church in Britain, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church have released the following statement on the crisis in Syria: “At this time of challenge and uncertainty we pray for the people … Continue reading

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I’m now a zipcard carrying zipster (apparently)

Today I took my first journey (or ‘ziptrip’) in a Zipcar. It’s taken me long enough. I’ve been intending to join Zipcar since way back, when it was still Streetcar. The incentive was a promotion through Time Out Offers that … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: See, how great a flame aspires

The Gospel reading for this coming Sunday (Luke 12:49-56) positively invites the inclusion in worship of our hymn of the week. It was first published in a two-volume collection of hymns entitled Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749). Unusually, this collection … Continue reading

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Hymn of the week: Author of faith, eternal Word

The hymn of the week first appeared in a pamphlet published by Charles Wesley entitled Life of Faith and dated 24th May 1740. It is the first part of a massive 85 stanza original, which forms a versified paraphrase of … Continue reading

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