• Greeting Cards

    24th July 2021

    Message from Cathy about her greetings cards, helping to raise money for the Friends of St Marys Last year, during the first lockdown, I took my camera with me on my daily walk around the village and collected a series of images of Long Crendon. I was also asked to take photographs of the Open Gardens ...

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  • Musing on John

    24th July 2021

    Musing on John 6, 1 to 21 Is this just about showing through miracles that Jesus is divine? In contrast to the records of these events in other Gospel, John’s retelling is after a lifetimes reflection. Are there any significant differences? Observations: So the wind must have been against the disciples as they crossed the lake because the crowd could ...

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  • Musing on Mark – The costs of following Jesus

    17th July 2021

    Musing on Mark 6,30 to 34 and 53 to the end.4 The costs of following Jesus Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me ...

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  • Musing on Mark

    11th July 2021

    Musing on Mark 6, 14 to 29 One question comes to mind when we read this passage – why did Mark, who is very selective in what he writes in his short Gospel, want to find space for this story? Why do you think it is important. What does he want us to learn from it? Herod ...

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  • Musings on Mark – Do you believe and trust?

    3rd July 2021

    Musing on Mark 6, 1 to 13.           Do you believe and trust……..? Jesus returned to Nazareth, where he was brought up and worked, only to find that there was some truth in the saying ‘familiarity breeds contempt’. What’s your experience of ‘going back’ – to a school reunion, a former workplace, a ‘home town’? Was the ...

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  • Musing on Mark – Shame Overcome

    25th June 2021

    Musing on Mark 5, we to the end Shame overcome = faith? As a trustee of Thame Foodbank I’ve learnt that the main obstacle that people in need have to overcome in order to ask for help is shame – shame that they have failed to provide for their family, shame that they have to admit to ...

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  • Craft Sale – This Sat

    17th June 2021

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  • Musing on Mark – Mysterious Power

    12th June 2021

    Musing on Mark 4, 26 to 34 This week we have 2 of Jesus parables of the Kingdom. What do you make of the first (26-29)? Is God the sower and reaper? Is the ground us? What represents the kingdom of God? Or is it simple illustrating that the kingdom of God is about the mysterious power ...

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  • Musing on Mark

    6th June 2021

    Musing on Mark 3, 20 to the end family matters When I told my mum that I was giving up my architectural practice and entering the ministry full time, she thought I was mad to give up  the ‘safety’ of a profession (this quite overlooked that this ‘safe’ profession had been through a period of over 50% ...

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  • Messy Church – 13th June

    6th June 2021

    This Sunday Messy Church will be back at Chearsley Village Hall (outside).  We still can’t offer you food, but if you bring a picnic and blanket, we would love to sit and eat “together” at the end. Our theme is “Toilet Twinning” so we will be doing lots of crafts and games based on toilets! Can you ...

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