COVID-19 Local Restrictions

The UK Government announced yesterday that an outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Working with local authorities it has introduced a number of rules which came into force at midnight to control the spread of the virus. The key element of the new rules … More COVID-19 Local Restrictions

Saints and Sinners – Monday 19th October

Henry Martyn, translatorand missionary, 1812 Philippians 1.1-11(New Revised Standard Version) Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying … More Saints and Sinners – Monday 19th October

Saints and Sinners – Sunday 18th October

St Luke the evangelist Isaiah 55.1-5(New Revised Standard Version) Ho, everyone who thirsts,   come to the waters;and you that have no money,   come, buy and eat!Come, buy wine and milk   without money and without price.Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,   and your labour for that which does not satisfy?Listen carefully to me, and … More Saints and Sinners – Sunday 18th October

Saints and Sinners – Tuesday 13th October

Edward the Confessor, king, 1066 Psalm 89.1-18 I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, for ever;   with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.I declare that your steadfast love is established for ever;   your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. You said, ‘I have made a covenant with my chosen one,   I have sworn … More Saints and Sinners – Tuesday 13th October

Saints and Sinners – Sunday 11th October

Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking (675) Isaiah 50.4-10(New International Version) The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,    to know the word that sustains the weary.He wakens me morning by morning,    wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;    I have not been rebellious,    I have not turned away. I offered … More Saints and Sinners – Sunday 11th October

Saints and Sinners – Saturday 10th October

Thomas Traherne 1637- 1674 (Poet and spiritual writer) Psalm 76.1-4(New Revised Standard Version) In Judah God is known,   his name is great in Israel.His abode has been established in Salem,   his dwelling-place in Zion.There he broke the flashing arrows,   the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war.Glorious are you, more majestic   than the everlasting mountains. Reflection I’m so … More Saints and Sinners – Saturday 10th October