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Jun 2022
Weekly email w/b 27th June 2022

In some of our congregations we have been looking at ‘Everyday Faith’ based on Hebrews 11. This week I have been reflecting on the life of Abraham who is credited for his faith (Gen 15:6) yet, ironically, at times he appears to try and cheat the system, short circuit God. Moses was caught doing the same things, perhaps believing the good he displayed as his own work. These are complex characters, complex people. We are too, aren’t we? It gives me courage to know that these giants of faith, were flawed and broken, but real. I can relate to that; it somehow makes faith a little more achievable to me. A little less intimidating. Some people say ‘not every hero wears a cape‘. I believe we all have a......

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Jun 2022
Weekly Email w/b 20th June 2022

I read today that Mary Berry is soon to be back on our screens. She’ll be cooking up her favourite dishes for the company of friends and large gatherings of people. “I’ve always believed there is no better way to spend time with family and friends than over a meal” she says, “and now more than ever this feels important.” We certainly learned that last night (Wednesday 22nd June) as over seventy of us met together in the Trinity for our Ukrainian evening. We’d invited a number of host families across Shropshire as well as Ukrainian guests. It was an amazing evening with food shared and new friendships made. For those far from home there was the encounter with the language and culture of ‘home’, and a chance to......

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16
Jun 2022
Weekly Email w/b 13th June 2022

I wonder what your week has been like? For me, it has been quite busy, and I feel like I have been bouncing from one thing to the next, a bit like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, but with the attitude of Eeyore! I have found myself always looking ahead to the next thing or the next job and not really stopping to catch my breath. However, we have recently been blessed with sunny weather, and in the mornings, I have taken my coffee and toast and eaten my breakfast outside. Each morning I have been joined by my cat, who sits on the table, and a small robin that perches in the bush next to me. I have to say that I have found so much joy in......

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Jun 2022
Weekly Email w/b 6th June 2022

As many of us sat down on Saturday evening to watch the ‘Party at Palace’, we all got such a sweet surprise to see the Queen having afternoon tea with Paddington Bear. I am a big fan of the Queen and a cuddly Paddington was the first gift I ever received from Keith. When I moved to the UK 17 years ago, I made it my mission to get to know all about Paddington and to read the books. Being a fellow immigrant, Paddington became a hero of mine, as we both dealt with being in a new culture. In particular I was always amazed by the integrity of Paddington in his words and actions. Integrity starts from within, a determination to think the right things, say the right......

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