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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 […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Fruits of the Spirit

Whitsunday 20 May 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain Acts 2: 1-21; John 15: 26-27 & 16: 4-15 It has become a bit of a joke in our house that on the relatively few occasions that Rebecca has been asked to read in churches, the list of what the Apostle St Paul calls earthly […]

Tony Cantlow: Together in Christ

Seventh Sunday of Easter 13 May 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Tony Cantlow Acts 1. 15-17 & 21-end; John 17. 6-19 Tony Cantlow served as verger at the Priory Church until January of this year. He is nearing the end of his training for ordination at the College of St Hild in Mirfield and will be […]

Revd Jonathan Cain: Pruning

Fifth Sunday of Easter 29 April 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist Revd Jonathan Cain Acts 8: 26-end; John 15: 1-8 I am pretty hopeless at gardening. The very first thing that Rebecca does if she’s been away for a few days (often before she has properly said hello to me and the boys) is check the […]

The Rector: Practising what we Preach

The Rector Bolton Abbey Parish Magazine May 2018 Practising what we Preach Thomas Jefferson was one of the United States’ founding fathers. He was steeped in the Enlightenment values of political and religious freedom, as is clear in the 1776 American Declaration of Independence in which Jefferson wrote that all men are created equal (and) […]