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The Rector: Setting ourselves free

08 July 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Sixth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling 2 Corinthians 12. 2-10; Mark 6. 1-13 The Golden Summer of 2012. The United Kingdom welcomed the world to the London Olympics and the home athletes rose to the occasion: the twenty-nine gold medals which the athletes won ensured that the […]

The Rector: The Beautiful Game

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine July 2018 The Beautiful Game Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, if he’s good enough for you, he’s good enough for me, if he scores another few, then I’ll be Muslim too. Football fans have always been inventive in their chants from the terraces, but the song that Liverpool supporters have […]

The Rector: Making voices heard

24 June 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Birth of John the Baptist Canon Simon Cowling Isaiah 40. 1-11; Luke 1. 57-66 & 80 Compare and contrast. Three words with which school and university students taking exams this summer, especially in arts, humanities, and social sciences, will have become very familiar. Compare and contrast the characters […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Whoever …

Trinity 2 10 June 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain 2 Corinthians 4: 13 – 5: 1; Mark 3: 20-35 “When Jesus’ family heard that he was home, that a crowd had come together again that was preventing him from eating, and that some hostile scribes had come down from Jerusalem to confront him, […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Hardness of Heart

Trinity 1 03 June 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain 2 Corinthians 4: 5-12; Mark 2: 23- 3: 6 “For some, the result was catastrophic. In one case, a woman had lived and worked in the UK for 50 years before she was wrongfully declared an illegal immigrant and almost forced on a plane to […]