Humility and interdependence: Thoughts for Maundy Thursday on John 13:1-15

Humility and interdependence: Thoughts for Maundy Thursday on John 13:1-15

Our Rector Miranda shared this reflection at our Parish Maundy Thursday Eucharist at St Dunstan's Earle Road, led by our Team Vicar, Mark Waters. Miranda described the service as: 'One of the best services I’ve ever been to, tonight’s Maundy at St Dunstan’s. That Mark Waters can’t half do liturgy well!' Save the date for next year - Thursday 18th April 2019!

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Welcoming trans people – reaffirmation of baptism liturgy

Welcoming trans people – reaffirmation of baptism liturgy

Our Rector Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, who was at the Church of England's General Synod when it voted to consider authorising a liturgy to welcome trans people by reaffirming their baptismal identity in their new name and gender, responds to the decision announced this week that the House of Bishops has declined the opportunity to create a new liturgy.

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Advent is a feminist issue (and so are posh Advent calendars)

Advent is a feminist issue (and so are posh Advent calendars)

Posh Advent calendars. They're a real thing this year - our Rector Miranda Threlfall-Holmes writes:
I'm old enough to remember when you couldn't even get chocolate in a Advent  calendar, just either a Christmassy picture behind each window, or a Bible quotation. Chocolate started a few years too late for my childhood, but hell yeah. And then, silently but surely, posh Advent calendars have developed as a thing.

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Give free gifts of kindness this December

Give free gifts of kindness this December

So, you’ve survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and maybe had a little left over for Giving Tuesday? Let’s not forget that December is a marathon, not a sprint. It may be the ‘most wonderful time of year’ for some, it can also be the most expensive and challenging time of the year for many, writes Kieran Bohan. chaplain with Liverpool YMCA.

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Writing the icon of 9/11 - Remembering Fr Mychal Judge #AllSaints

Writing the icon of 9/11 - Remembering Fr Mychal Judge #AllSaints

On September 11, 2017, sixteen years after the devastating terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center, an article appeared online about its first recorded victim, which asked: 'Could Father Mychal Judge Be the First Gay Saint?' Father Mychal Judge was a little-known Franciscan friar ministering humbly to the disenfranchised and unloved on the streets of New York City... until September 11, 2001, when he suddenly became a global figure.

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