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THE WELL IS DEEP (Week of Prayer for Christian Unity)

The ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’ is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January. It is a week when, here in the UK, member churches of ‘Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’ get together to celebrate our common Faith, and talk and pray about how Christian Unity can be further developed in […]

JE SUIS CHARLIE BROWN

In recent days we have seen the slogan, ‘Je Suis Charlie” (French for ‘I am Charlie’) everywhere. It is a slogan adopted by supporters of free speech and freedom of expression after the massacre on the 7th January 2015 in which twelve people were killed at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in […]

THE FOURTH WISE MAN (Epiphany)

Today is Epiphany (which comes from the New Testament Greek word epiphaneia meaning ‘manifestation’ or ‘striking appearance’), a Christian Feast Day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son, as a human being, in the Person of Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi or […]