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  • Bishpool

    Photos of Bishpool Christingle – 13th December 2015

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    Cumbria Floods Appeal

    As I’m sure you are aware, Storm Desmond has caused immense disruption, with schools, hospital services and travel all being affected in addition to the thousands of homes that have been damaged and hundreds evacuated. Many communities are gathering together to provide relief and assistance to the areas worst hit by the flooding, including Sandylands […]

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    The Lords Prayer

    The UK’s three leading cinema chains have refused to show an advert by the Church of England that features the Lord’s Prayer, citing fears that it could offend people.

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  • John 3-16

    John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015 – Remake

    There it is, yes the true message, God so loved John 3:16 … A thought provoking & moving remake. It’s about the greatest gift you’ll ever know, that blows your horizons & shows you’ve been loved this Christmas.  

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    Connecting Disciples 2016

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    Sanctuary in the Senedd

    Sanctuary in the Senedd Kindly sponsored by Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty What does a Nation of Sanctuary mean to you? Join the Welsh Refugee Coalition* on Human Rights Day to discuss how Wales can become the first Nation of Sanctuary. Wales has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those […]

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    Hope is coming this Advent

    A free advent resource, ‘Keeping Hope Alive’, has just been released by the Methodist Church. Focusing on the significant works of the Church’s Mission in Britain Fund, the resources include real-life stories, leader’s notes, a service outline and suggested prayers. Click here to find out more.

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    International Friends Group, present “Welcome Christmas”

    Rev-Irfan-John – Organiser This is our fourth event at Shaftesbury Methodist Church with our “International Friends Group” the moto of this event is to introduce Culturally Diverse people to each other and to the local community. Choirs from different countries are going to sing Christmas carol in their own languages, food from different countries, lighting […]

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  • Poets Corner

    Shoes in Church

    I showered and shaved………….. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat………….. In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer……… As I closed my eyes.. I saw the shoe of the man next to me….. Touching my own. I sighed. With plenty of room on either side…… I thought, ‘Why must […]

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    Later Life Matters – Flourishing in an ageing society

    This is the title of a Day Conference exploring how prepared we are, both as a society and as individuals, for the on-going lengthening of the life-span. It takes place at Westminster central hall in London on Monday, February 29th, 2016 followed by an Evening Service of Celebration. For details contact Kate Horton on 01332 […]

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