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by Pam
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Revival of TV Childrens Show, Crackerjack
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

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: 1400

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: 1400

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: Advent and Christmas
Topic: Advent Carol - Light the candle, Jesus is coming.
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

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: Advent and Christmas
Topic: A Christmas Prophecy from Isaiah
Replies: 1
Views: 668

A Christmas Prophecy from Isaiah

Isaiah 9,.2 - 6-7

by Pam
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Advent and Christmas
Topic: 25 Tips for a Calmer Christmas
Replies: 0
Views: 1399

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: Advent and Christmas
Topic: Mary, did you know? ... seasonal video
Replies: 0
Views: 1416

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: Advent and Christmas
Topic: Advent Calendar 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

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: 3769

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: 3067

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: 1529

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: 2521

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: 2090

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: 2966

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: 2461

Ordination as Deacon

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by Pam
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 3045

Confirmation

Excellent answer, Joe! I'd only add that, in the C of E, confirmation services offer the opportunity to receive the blessing of the bishop, and for the bishop to bless those who are entering full membership of the church. So it increases, and strengthens, the network of personal relationships that m...
by Pam
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Religious Festivals versus Bank Holidays
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Religious Festivals versus Bank Holidays

As one of those retired clergy, I still want to attend a daily Eucharist to keep my world in balance, believe it or not, and living down the street from our world headquarters, we do have a daily Eucharist at noon Monday through Friday which I attend, or occasionally, maybe once a week or so, celeb...
by Pam
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Religious Festivals versus Bank Holidays
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Religious Festivals versus Bank Holidays

In my experience, that a sense that 'someone should do something' can often be a nudge to be the 'someone' that does it! You're very wise to note that you can't, on your own, tackle all the gaps you perceive, but trying something out could be very helpful in gauging interest for such services. I'll ...
by Pam
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Religious Festivals versus Bank Holidays
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Religious Festivals versus Bank Holidays

In my experience of parish life, there isn't that much demand for communion in terms of people who are keen to turn up to church to take communion in the week - there is a demand for communion to be happening, perhaps, but not so that the people who are demanding it can attend! The preparation for a...
by Pam
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Religious Festivals versus Bank Holidays
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Religious Festivals versus Bank Holidays

I'm not sure what you're asking, Ernest? As I understand it, 'Days of Obligation' are holy days when we, as practising Christians, should consider ourselves obliged to seek out a communion service - but as you remark, some of these may be Sundays anyway. According to the Church of England website , ...
by Pam
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Grenfell anniversary
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

Grenfell anniversary

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by Pam
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Faith, Belief or Trust or All Three
Replies: 9
Views: 3021

Faith, Belief or Trust or All Three

We've done an online version of the Pilgrim course over Lent at least twice in i-church. I had to adapt the material, but I think it worked well in creating space for people to explore and discuss.
by Pam
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Faith, Belief or Trust or All Three
Replies: 9
Views: 3021

Faith, Belief or Trust or All Three

I think, whether we like it or not, people will judge our faith on what they know of us. It can be difficult even telling people that we're Christians - I once heard a story about a couple of work colleagues meeting each other on a faith-development weekend, neither of whom was aware that the other ...