Tag: Holy Spirit One

Stripped Down Liturgy – Funeral

I got into a conversation this week about which bits of the Church of England liturgy were “essential” for a service. Although we all have different views of what makes a good service, it’s really interesting to look at the

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Candles…

And if she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be

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Saints and Martyrs of England

At home I have an icon of Christ surrounded by six saints and martyrs of Britain, the men and women who first brought the Gospel to this country. It reminds me of those who went before me in this country

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Why Charles and why a martyr?

The more observant of you today (30th January) will notice that the site has up a picture of Charles I and the collect for today. It reads: King of kings and Lord of lords, whose faithful servant Charles prayed for

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St Stephen

Gracious Father, who gave the first martyr Stephen    grace to pray for those who took up stones against him: grant that in all our sufferings for the truth we may learn to love even our enemies and to seek forgiveness

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Birth of St John Baptist

Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist       was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour by the preaching of repentance: lead us to repent according to his preaching and, after his

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