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by Pam
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Ordination of women to the priesthood - 25 years
Replies: 9
Views: 52

Ordination of women to the priesthood - 25 years

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Church of England. Women now serve at every level of ordained ministry except Archbishop! 25th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood Maybe today is the day to read my recent birthday present - Arc...
by Pam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Judy needs our prayers
Replies: 7
Views: 33

Judy needs our prayers

Very sorry to hear of this tragedy, Joe,

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by Pam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Being Ecumenical
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Being Ecumenical

I think it depends on local custom and practice, especially in the UK. I went to a Catholic retreat centre for a guided Ignatian retreat, and the introductory leaflet stated that non-Catholics should request a blessing at the Eucharist. It was explained to us that this was in keeping with the rules ...
by Pam
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Being Ecumenical
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Being Ecumenical

When I first joined a church, there was a very active 'Area Council of Churches' (which became 'Churches Together' in due course) and I attended lots of joint events. However, I couldn't but notice that it was the same few people from each church who ran and attended the events. I did particularly e...
by Pam
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Prayers needed for my brother Bob
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Prayers needed for my brother Bob

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by Pam
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Forgiveness

Speaking of 'ases' - I find there's a lot to think about in 'Love your neighbour as yourself', too.
by Pam
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack

I remember schools programmes being broadcast in the middle of the night and videoed, the school video machine needing to be set up in advance by the one teacher who could deal with the modern technology! When I was teaching at secondary school, we had a parents' evening when the affair between Deid...
by Pam
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack

I literally did hind behind the sofa when the Daleks were on Dr Who - I was terrified of them!
by Pam
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack

In the UK it's a different landscape from when I, and my children, grew up. Going on holiday with grandchildren has opened my eyes to a huge range of programmes available on separate digital channels, rather than the small amount of time allocated to 'children's television' on the main channels back...
by Pam
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Finding a New Parish Priest
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Finding a New Parish Priest

I think the default in most places is for the area dean to function as 'vicar' for things that can't be deferred. Do you have someone you can consult for support if any difficulties arise in your ministry? (Eg a warden of Readers or something like that). That, to me, seems more important than someon...
by Pam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Finding a New Parish Priest
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Finding a New Parish Priest

@Joe - I have seen interim positions advertised in the C of E, but not that many. Occasionally a curate in the diocese who's near the end of training may be brought in as an interim, but I think this is usually only if a church is having problems operating during a vacancy. @Ernie - I think some bis...
by Pam
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Christmas
Topic: Advent Carol - Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Advent Carol - Light the candle, Jesus is coming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szv98HALPF0 Be not afraid, I bring you good news. The Savior is coming in glory to you. He shall be called "God Holy One." Will you be ready? Will you be ready? Will you be ready for Him when He comes? Light the candle, Jesus is coming. Open your hearts, prepare ye th...
by Pam
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Christmas
Topic: A Christmas Prophecy from Isaiah
Replies: 1
Views: 126

A Christmas Prophecy from Isaiah

Isaiah 9,.2 - 6-7

by Pam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Christmas
Topic: 25 Tips for a Calmer Christmas
Replies: 0
Views: 207

25 Tips for a Calmer Christmas

From discoveringprayer.com - 25 Tips for a Calmer Christmas.

Includes

Planning Christmas: uncover the hidden meaning
Mindful Christmas cards
Gift giving at Christmas: presents or presence?
Lighten the load at Christmas: for a greater sense of calm
During Christmas time: share the joy
by Pam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Christmas
Topic: Mary, did you know? ... seasonal video
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Mary, did you know? ... seasonal video

Lovely arrangement of Mary, Did You Know? by Pentatonix

by Pam
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Christmas
Topic: Advent Calendar 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Advent Calendar 2018

Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing. There is a yearning for deliverance from the evils of the world, first expressed by Israelite slaves in Egypt as they cried out from their bitter oppression. It is the cry of those who have experienced the tyr...
by Pam
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Father Thomas Keating
Replies: 9
Views: 2612

Father Thomas Keating

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Giving thanks for Father Thomas Keating, and all teachers of prayer and spirituality.
by Pam
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Adding Media to Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 2688

Adding Media to Posts

Thank you, Caroline - I can confirm this works like magic! :spin: :flowerface:
by Pam
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: All Souls' Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

All Souls' Day

Today is All Souls' Day, when we remember, and pray for, the departed. This blog , from the iBenedictines website, explains what All Souls Day means. And this beautiful song, I Find Your Love in Everything, by Beth Nielsen Chapman, explores the experience of bereavement in an optimistic way. https:/...
by Pam
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Theology - Speaking, Thinking, Learning about God
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

Theology - Speaking, Thinking, Learning about God

I love theology! Which, in its simplest form, is studying God in whatever context we see him. Like you, Ernest, I thoroughly enjoyed ministerial training which brought me into contact with formal theology. There are numerous resources online now - one of my favourites for preaching is The Text This ...
by Pam
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Pittsburgh Synagogue
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Pittsburgh Synagogue

It turns out my husband knew one of the victims, who was the widow of one if his colleagues.

Prayers for all affected.

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by Pam
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Interfaith Forums and Activities
Replies: 4
Views: 2277

Interfaith Forums and Activities

I took over temporarily as the manager of a multi-faith prison chaplaincy before I was ordained. This gave me the opportunity to connect with members of different faith groups and their visiting ministers, and it's the best way to find out about how non-Christian faiths are practised that I've ever ...
by Pam
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Ordination as Deacon
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Ordination as Deacon

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