Thought for the Month – December 2019

North, South, East or West? Thoughts for December from Shirley Rowlandson Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by those “faraway places with strange sounding names”; the opulent Orient, the colourful Caribbean, the mystical Middle and Far East, the majestic Mediterranean and the amazing Americas. With my husband and family, I […]

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Thoughts for November 2019 from Robin Sharp

At your wit’s end We’ve all been there at sometime in our lives. The moment when you feel in the depths of despair with no way out. Well here is the solution wonderfully explained by Antoinette Wilson. Are you standing at Wits’ End Corner, Christian with troubled brow? Are you thinking of what is before […]

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Thought for the Month – October 2019

Reflecting on “Operation Pied Piper” Thoughts for October – from Kay Holt As part of my work I was recently reading an article on the impact of a parents love on the development of a child’s brain. From a very early age children need love for the brain to grow and develop. Research shows that […]

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Thought for the Month – September 2019

One Year on Thoughts for September from Sue Taylor “One Year On”, this is very timely for me, as I have been reflecting on the past twelve months, because it has been just that, one year, 8th Aug to be exact, since I moved from Bromley Cross to Blackrod. Not a move that has taken […]

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Thought for the Month – August 2018

“May your God go with you” Thoughts for August Do you remember Dave Allen, the Irish comedian, and his final words in his TV shows? Was he promoting tolerance, just being witty, or perhaps a bit of both? Following Sylvia’s “Thought for the Month” last month, I started thinking about tolerance or even intolerance. Having […]

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Thought for the Month – July 2019

Tolerance and Acceptance Recently I attended the baptism of an adult and was quite moved by it. Many of us were baptised as babies so we didn’t have any input into the service or feel any different after it but this adult had made the choice to be baptised and understood all the vows she […]

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Thought for the Month- June 2019

A Time of Change – Thoughts for June The end of May saw us celebrate Ascension Day. The day when we celebrate Jesus’ ascension into Heaven and the time when he finished his teaching on Earth and went to join his father. This was also a time of change for the disciples as they embarked […]

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Thought for the Month – May 2019

  I recently took part in a Hygge workshop; one in a series of wellbeing workshops led by Rebecca Shivji, founder of CounsellingKind. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh), is a Danish word, which has no direct English translation and is somewhat difficult to define; however, it is often likened to the feeling of cosiness or ‘intentional intimacy’. […]

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Thought for the Month – April 2019

HAPPY WHATEVER Thoughts for April   My first thought for April is that it is Easter, the most important time in the Christian calendar. Just to digress for a moment, at the time of writing this I had heard Carol Pharaoh’s excellent first sermon at St Katharine’s on having faith, and I thought I would […]

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Thought for the Month – March 2019

THOUGHTS FOR MARCH from Mike Hollick This month is the third one into 2019. How time flies. The birds are busy nest building, nights are drawing out, gardens are coming to life, snowdrops etc appearing and we are hoping for a summer like 2018, which was exceptional.  It is also the time when we think […]

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