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The Rector: Vive la différence

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine June 2015 Vive la différence ‘There will be no mixture of populations to cause endless trouble. A clean sweep will be made.’ This was Winston Churchill’s summary of the agreement at the Potsdam Conference in 1945 that redrew the boundaries of Europe. Fourteen million German speaking civilians, who had […]

Louis della-Porta: On prayer and service

17 May 2015 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Seventh Sunday of Easter Louis della-Porta Acts 1.15-17 & 21-end,  John 17.6-19 Lord, may our hearts be open to receive your love, so may our minds be open to hear your word. Amen. Maybe like me, you sometimes struggle with prayer, asking; …how do I pray?…what do I […]

The Rector: Joining the Dots

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine May 2015 Joining the dots Last month a human tragedy was played out in excruciating detail on the TV news bulletins as some seven hundred would be migrants drowned following the capsizing of their boat in the Mediterranean. Pope Francis, with characteristic directness, got to the heart of the matter: […]

The Rector: Easter Day

05 April 2015:  Easter Day 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Simon Cowling Acts 10. 34-43; Mark 16. 1 – 8 John Grubby who was short and stout and troubled with religious doubt refused about the age of three to sit upon the curate’s knee. G K Chesterton, who wrote those lines, was a man of deep Christian […]