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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
A Christmas Message

God works more slowly than we sometimes imagine. This Christmas time in Church we will remember the creation of the world from its very beginning – with the garden, needing so much work to keep it beautiful. And people, who gave every living thing its name – and naming things well carries the power of love. It has taken us a long time to get to grips with loving this beautiful world, and we’ve made some huge mistakes along the way.
And God does not leap in superhero fashion to put …

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Do you Believe in Life Before Death?

‘We believe in Life before Death’ was a much loved Christian Aid strapline. Do you believe it?
‘We believe in Life before Death’ was a much loved Christian Aid strapline. Do you believe it?
Why ask the question?
Because many Christians will answer ‘No’. Many understand Christianity in terms of getting to heaven when we die and life being mostly about getting saved, and getting others saved, to populate heaven after death. That why it’s life after and not before death that is often the focus.
Christian Aid took …

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[9 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Why the ascension matters

Where did Jesus go after Easter..?
It began with an empty tomb, a cold, vacant space where the body of Jesus used to be, an empty space which brought confusion and fear to those who loved him most. Jesus was no longer there in the tomb, but where was he?
And then on a dusty twilight road to Emmaus, in a locked upper room, and at the break of day on a lakeside beach, the one who was not there in the tomb was suddenly and wonderfully back with his disciples again. …

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[4 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Reflecting on Easter

Our Christmas tree, still ringing with the promise and the celebration of an awaited messiah… became stripped, was made bare and turned into a cross of death and shame.. But renewed again on Easter morning, as a vision of new life, it became adorned with flowers, the bright heralds of a radiant and beguiling spring. New life, new surprises. The promise of hope is renewed again within our hearts…
The Holy Week of Easter is a week of highs and lows – of agony and ecstasy. At one point great hope in the …

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[11 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Living Faith

Living Faith for the Future…
We thought it would be helpful to share with you the vision for the Oxford Diocese which is being implemented over the coming years. We feel that ‘Living Faith’ offers us an excellent framework for thinking about our own parish and how we continue to develop and grow as a ‘vibrant Christian community’.
We hear a lot of doom and gloom about the state of the Church in Britain – the papers will tell you that the church is in free fall …

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[3 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Alpha Courses

Dates of future courses will be available after Easter. Watch this website for further news or email Revd Becky Bevan beckywinterbevan@aol.com if you would like more information. See full Alpha information under Faith on the website home-page.