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Exploring feelings of inadequacy

I think that the biggest good news for me is that God showed his love for us by the way in which Jesus lived his life, and the messages of love that he brought from the Father. Good news is also the inclusiveness and compassion which Jesus showed towards others and how he wanted everyone to share in God’s love

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Letter from Bishop Nick Baines

As part of the Clergy team for the Diocese of Leeds, I regularly receive supportive words from our Bishops and their teams. As we are slowly emerging from the physical restrictions that coronavirus started, I thought you might also find this extract from Bishop Nick Baines’ latest letter encouraging for you too: …from Bishop Nick Baines Dear Brothers and Sisters[…]

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Women less quiet

As I read Joanna’s faith story, generously shared in the hope that it encourages others, I was captured by the phrase “women less quiet”. Remember, both the incarnation and the resurrection of Jesus were revealed first to women. It is thanks to ‘women less quiet’, speaking out in courage, that other people have been helped to discover Jesus too.

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Faith is my oxygen

Every Wednesday we have a reflection from a member of the congregation. I was delighted to receive an email from Emma Price (Em) who grew up in Marsden and attended both St Bartholomew’s and St James Churches. Em sent an encouraging email for us and hopes that you may remember her as she remembers you all in her prayers… …by[…]

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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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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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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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