Light of the world

Sunday 31st May, Pentecost

As a community separated by a virus but drawn together by faith, we worship today: Many of us are praying at 10am every Sunday BBC1 10am: Pentecost Celebration: A live service marking the festival from Gorton Monastery in Manchester, with a small, socially distanced group from the city’s King’s Church leading a celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit.[…]

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God and the Coronavirus

One of our congregation, Melanie Haigh, was recently given a copy of the book, “Where is God in a Coronavirus World”, and after reading it has kindly written an insightful book review for us. If you would like to borrow the book, Melanie has left her contact details at the end of this post. … from Melanie Haigh “Where is[…]

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Scripture

Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21

The Bible reading for Sunday 31st May, Pentecost When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on[…]

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7th Sunday of Easter

Grace, mercy and peacefrom God our Fatherand the Lord Jesus Christbe with you Please stop this audio recording to watch the video sermon from our Bishop Please continue with the service in part 2, below Transcription of today’s service and sermon for those who prefer to read… Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, for forty days, despite this coronavirus pandemic[…]

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Pule Hill

Ascension Day

Morning PrayerThursday, 21 May 2020Ascension Day Preparation O Lord, open our lipsand our mouth shall proclaim your praise. Your throne has been established from of old;you are from everlasting. Alleluia. Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth,to you be glory and praise for ever.From the darkness of death you have raised your Christto the right hand of your majesty on[…]

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Deer Hill Reservoir

I am a work in progress

This Wednesday, Dave Fisher shares the result of his reflection on the question, “who am I?” – adding to the voices of Marsden and Slaithwaite as we think about ‘who we are’ in relation to who Jesus is. It has been wonderful hearing from so many different people, and we hope to have more to share each Wednesday. If you[…]

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Scripture

John 17:1-11

The Bible reading for Sunday 24th May, the Seventh Sunday of Easter After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.[…]

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"Flight to Egypt" Francis Sekitoleko, source "The Christ we Share"

Sunday 17th May

As a community separated by a virus but drawn together by faith, we worship today: Many of us are praying at 10am every Sunday We are joining with worship from all over the country watching BBC1 for Sunday Worship (10:45am) when The Very Rev Dr Sarah Rowland Jones leads a service from St Davids Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, with hymns sung[…]

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Carol on beach

Jesus and me

People from Slaithwaite and Marsden continue to share their faith with readers of this website, and today Carol Holdsworth answers the questions from last Sunday’s Sermon: Who are you, and who is Jesus? During the sermon we were invited to think about these questions and write, list, draw, paint or doodle the answers – to basically do what we find[…]

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