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"1866 And All That" - A Celebration of 150 Years of Reader Ministry
On Ascension Day 1866 the bishops of the Province of Canterbury reached agreement in Convocation that laymen should be licensed in all dioceses to lead prayers and preach in the absence of clergymen. The Church of England is celebrating the 150th anniversar...
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Don’t Mention The ‘M’ Word
Here's the second in our series of guest blogs from Rachael Phillips as part of the Generous Giving Project. Have a read and leave your comments below!       I feel I can speak with confidence about how much people hate talking about money because I’m in th...
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Generous Disciples
Over the next few months we're delighted to say we'll be posting a series of guest blogs from Rachael Phillips as part of the Generous Giving Project. Have a read and leave your comments below!   Welcome
to the first in a series of articles focusing on an i...
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Towering Heavenwards
To the returning mariner it
was the first sight of home. To the many, who for over a century have entered
through its doors, it was to be filled with a sense of awe and wonder at the
beauty meeting the human eye. Sight drawn towards the chancel, the high al...
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Exclusive News!
There was great excitement amongst historians and theologians as it was revealed that, during the exploratory digging at St.
Peter's a couple of years ago, a small section of parchment was discovered.
After months of work, carbon dating and careful translat...
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St Andrew's marks Palm Sunday in style
After a gap of many years it
was good to have the presence of not one but two donkeys to head our procession
of witness for Palm Sunday this year. I was informed the two donkeys were
"soul mates," who never liked to be separated from one another. Not
even a...
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St Peter's Church Makes History Again
St. Peter's Church have joined with local schools and councils to create a little bit of history, by creating a new version of one of history's most influential books, produced in Sunderland thirteen centuries ago - The Codex Amiatinus. Three Codex Latin Bi...
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Field of Dreams
A fearful look from the window at home said it all, as I watched the
torrential rain falling and the noise of the deafening wind whistling in my
ears on a cold November night.   The
Stadium of light beckoned for Dick and myself heading for the Centrepoint c...
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A Busy Few Weeks!
Over the last few weeks our intrepid Reader John Pattinson has been busy photographing some of the events that have taken place. Here's a few highlights! On September 26th a merry band of congregation members took a prayer walk around the boundary of the pa...
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School's Out For Summer
The Curate writes...   Summertime, and the living is easy. Warm days,
light nights, the kids are off school and the sound of their playing drifts
through the streets – although, as the late Terry Pratchett once wrote, “It was
nice to hear the voices of litt...
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