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by Pam
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Parliament
Replies: 18
Views: 227

Parliament

I hope and pray that the EU agrees to an extension to allow the General Election to go forward where I am pretty sure there will be a Brexit motion on the manifesto of all parties, which might or might not, decide the issue for the longer term. <snip> :minicandle: :minicandle: :minicandle: Prayers ...
by Pam
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Keswick Convention 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Keswick Convention 2019

Great to see you here again, Barry. I’ve been to Keswick, but not during the Convention. When our children were young, we used to go with my sister and her family to New Wine in Somerset, which was a similar event with plenty of teaching, music and prayer ministry. We found it a breath of fresh air ...
by Pam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: For The Beauty Of The Earth
Replies: 3
Views: 70

For The Beauty Of The Earth

The choir sang it at church yesterday. I'd forgotten how uplifting it was.
by Pam
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: For The Beauty Of The Earth
Replies: 3
Views: 70

For The Beauty Of The Earth

To celebrate this lovely summer day - John Rutter's beautiful anthem, sung by Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary) choir.

by Pam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Preaching
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Preaching

Re politics and preaching - your original question - I'm always aware of the alleged gap between clergy and congregations in the C of E, in that it's always assumed that clergy are politically to the left of most congregations. I don't know if this is supported by any research, or just a perception....
by Pam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Preaching
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Preaching

I just wanted to add : if you can't avoid talking about poverty and inequality,( but please try to ) for God's sake don't talk about the poor and unequal as if they are other people. This is my own biggest bete noir. One of my own biggest bete noires in prayer has always been 'Those less fortunate ...
by Pam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Parliament
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Parliament

I guess our new PM feels he has to make a big impact in a short time, and, having promised to deliver Brexit, has gathered the team he feels can do that. I can't really criticise him, even though a lot of good ministers have been sidelined - that's politics, I suppose, and they will be aware of the ...
by Pam
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Christ is Risen Allelulia
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Christ is Risen Allelulia

He is risen indeed.

Alleluia!
by Pam
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Parliament
Replies: 43
Views: 2149

Parliament

I tend to agree that the current situation is Parliament working as it should, Joyce. Things that will profoundly affect the development of our country deserve more than a passing glance by out legislators. What I don't understand is why the vast majority of these legislators were happy to vote thro...
by Pam
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Leaving the EU
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Leaving the EU

Back in the day, the EU was known as the Common Market, and was about trading. I remember when I was a child the shops had a lot of goods like 'Australian cheddar' that we don;'t see any more. As I understand it, the EU as a body signs trade deals which guarantee the other party access to the whole ...
by Pam
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Lent talk - The Uncertainty of Jesus
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Lent talk - The Uncertainty of Jesus

I've just listened to this BBC Lent talk by Bex Lewis about her experiences of cancer, which I found very helpful.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003jj7

Bex believes strongly in 'keeping it real' online, and has been sharing her experiences honestly, including the difficult bits.
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: 629

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: 609

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: 589

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: 589

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: 18
Views: 1224

Prayers needed for my brother Bob

:votive2: :votive1: :votive2:
by Pam
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 2
Views: 266

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: 9
Views: 585

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: 9
Views: 585

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: 9
Views: 585

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: 642

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: 642

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: 716

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: 297

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: 420

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