Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends,   The other morning, whilst eating my breakfast, I was watching the morning news on the BBC. The two presenters were interviewing an actor, who was advertising the latest edition of a book called ‘Dear Me’. In the book, celebrities had been invited to write a letter to their 16 yr old selves […]

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November December Newsletter

GOD’S CARE How brief is our span of life compared with the time since you created the universe. How tiny we are compared with the enormity of your universe. …yet during every minute and every second of our lives you are present, within and around us. You give your whole and undivided attention to each […]

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Musings from the Manse

  Dear Friends, August is usually a quiet month – not many meetings – schools out for the summer, folks away on holiday. So when I received an email from Mohammed Ali Amla, asking me to circulate an upcoming event called ‘Experiencing Ramadan’, I was both intrigued and inspired. Ali had recently organised a series […]

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What's On September & October 2011

September Fri 2nd 7:00pm Hymn Practice Sat 3rd CTFB Pilgrimage to Stonyhurst & Skipton Sun 4th 10:30am Morning Worship Mr Mac Dunsmore Wed 7th 7:30pm Elders Thu 8th 7:30pm Church Fellowship Fri 9th 7:00pm Hymn Practice Sun 11th 10:30am6:30pm Holy CommunionEvening Worship Rev Helen Higgin-BothamRev Peter Sheasby Mon 12th 7:30pm Craft Group Fri 16th 7:00pm […]

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Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends, I am writing this after spending four days up at the URC’s ‘Home in the Lakes’, the Windermere Centre. Being June, it’s been Minister’s Summer School – which is not, as some have commented, a ‘jolly’, but rather an intensive time of discernment and learning for URC Ministers and CRCW’s (Church Related Community […]

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July / August Newsletter

KING JAMES BIBLE   Most readers will, by now, be fully aware that 2011 is the 400th Anniversary of the first authorised translation of the Bible into English. I suspect that most of the family Bibles we still have will be copies of this edition – the King James Bible. King James 1 of England […]

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Musings from the Manse

Dear Friends, Anyone who has email communication will surely receive some that just make you stop and think. I received one such email a couple of days ago which had a link to a YouTube film clip – and if you are able perhaps you’d like to watch it too. http://www/youtube.com/watch?v=Hzgzim5m7oU In case you can’t, […]

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May / June Newsletter

LENT BIBLE STUDIES Over Lent 2010, the people of the North East got together for “The Big Read “.  Through a series of house groups and meetings as well as private reading, they worked their way through Luke’s Gospel using texts written by Tom Wright   Tom Wright was formerly the Bishop of Durham, is a well-known […]

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