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The Rector: Je suis en Christ

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine February 2015 Je suis en Christ The justifiable sense of outrage and grief at the murder of seventeen people in Paris last month prompted across Europe a deeply felt outpouring of public solidarity with the principles of free expression. This solidarity was most commonly expressed in the phrase Je […]

The Rector: Only Connect

18 January 2015: Second Sunday after Epiphany 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Simon Cowling I Samuel 3. 1-10; John 1. 43-end ‘Only connect …(live) in fragments no longer’. These are the words of a character in E M Forster’s novel Howards End as she attempts to help her husband to understand the importance of bringing together, […]

The Rector: God’s Indescribable Gift

04 January 2015: Epiphany Sunday 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Simon Cowling Isaiah 60. 1-6; Matthew 2. 1-12  ‘On entering the house, (the wise men) saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.’ Matthew 2.12 […]

The Revd Christopher Armstrong: Holy and Innocent

Sunday 28 December: The Holy Innocents 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Christopher Armstrong 1 Corinthians 1. 26-29; Matthew 2. 13-18 It is an inescapable fact that massacres of all kinds occur in human history, both ancient and modern. Today we begin with such a massacre in the highlands near Bethlehem, centuries before the birth of Christ. The […]

The Rector: Who do we think we are?

Bolton Priory First Eucharist of Christmas 2014 Revd Simon Cowling Hebrews 1. 1-4; John 1. 1-14 Here’s a trivia question to slip into someone’s Christmas cracker tomorrow. What do Jeremy Clarkson, Julian Clary, Nigella Lawson, and Boris Johnson have in common? The answer is that they have all appeared on the BBC genealogy series Who […]

Revd Ali Dorey: Waiting with hope and faith

21 December 2014: Fourth Sunday of Advent 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Ali Dorey 2 Samuel 7. 1-11; Luke 1. 26-38 The area of North Sheffield where I work as a mission enabler is made up of about 11 outer urban estates, of predominantly social housing and private rented accommodation. It is a place of benefit […]