Monthly Archives: January 2019

Shrove Tuesday

(The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) Rev Bosco Peters on his Liturgy website writes: “Shrove” is the past tense of the verb “shrive” – “to obtain absolution for oneself by confessing and doing penance”. In French this is Mardi Gras – … Continue reading

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Global Day of Prayer to end famine

This was an initiative of the World Council of Churches, the All-Africa Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance in 2017 and repeated in 2018 (June 10th). Still trying to work out the specific date for 2019, but of … Continue reading

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Saint Brendan’s Day.May16th

A reflection on St Brendan and pilgrimage St Brendan the Navigator, a reflection by Rev. Brenda G. Warren St Brendan the Voyager’s prayer. Reputedly he set sail in the 5th century in a small coracle of wood and oxhide from … Continue reading

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World Environment Day – June 5th

World Environment Day is  celebrated annually on 5 June. First proclaimed in 1972, the day has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention … Continue reading

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Funerals & Memorials

No matter what our path or belief system, death is an important part of life. A step in a journey. A new beginning. It is through the sharing of our sorrow that we are able to relieve our grief after … Continue reading

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Freedom Sunday

Freedom Sunday is an invitation for your congregation to learn about the 45 million children, women and men living in modern day slavery. It is often held on the Sunday closest to Human Trafficking Awareness Day or World Day Against … Continue reading

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An election is not a popularity contest between two or more people where you choose who you like better. An election is a contest of ideas and values about how to shape the future of a community, nation and even … Continue reading

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